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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 86
Views: 28794

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

Cebo29 wrote:
DAL is very pleased with their A359’s.......future additional orders should confirm this.


Do you know something we don't know???

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26213

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I predict a strategy similar to what we are seeing in their TATL hubs: traffic is either fed through Amsterdam or Paris from a large variety of airports in the US through their joint ventures. Additionally, they have three transatlantic hubs that feed smaller markets within Europe (like Stuttgart) ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23835

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

As for a replacement for the 21 767-400ERs and 21 PMNW A330-300s, I'd look to the 787-10. Why would a huge A330 customer like DL order 787s - an aircraft they've gone well out of their way to avoid operating - to replace their older A330s when they still have 25 more on the way? Uh, look at high ca...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26213

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I doubt ICN-MSP OR ICN-SLC because both those routes would take away from what they are trying to do in SEA so don't expect to see them. Remember Delta likes to not operate routes from other airports that might impact their other hubs where they are trying to get a foot hold. Remember SEA-ICN is al...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26213

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I doubt ICN-MSP OR ICN-SLC because both those routes would take away from what they are trying to do in SEA so don't expect to see them. Remember Delta likes to not operate routes from other airports that might impact their other hubs where they are trying to get a foot hold. Remember SEA-ICN is al...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26213

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I'd be very surprised if MSP does not have a flight to ICN within the next few years either on DL or KE. (I think we all here can agree Delta would use their metal for this route.) I'd have to go back and read the ruling on the HND decision to see what restrictions DOT has placed on the route. I thi...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 76
Views: 11826

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

Sixty posts so far and not one about the order itself. The first 35 aircraft of the order are guaranteed to be CS100s. However, Delta could take the remaining 40 on order as CS300s. I expect this is what they will do. In regards to how the aircraft will relate to the 717 fleet, I suspect the 717s wi...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23835

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Raise your hand if you find Delta wanting to be a launch customer for the 797 hard to be believe. (My hand is not raised.) I have no idea why this is so shocking to those on this forum. During the RFP for the 767/747 replacements, Delta executives said they were looking for an aircraft of a range of...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would the B747-400ER Have Been a Success if Launched Earlier?
Replies: 18
Views: 5110

Re: Would the B747-400ER Have Been a Success if Launched Earlier?

Had it been launched in 1994-1996 and entered service 1996-1998, it would have had more customers. (Boeing proposed the stretched 747-500X/600X but no takers.) CX would have probably ordered some as the ER version has just enough range for HKG-JFK and CX could have launched a nonstop flight in 1998 ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38515

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Why are some automatically assuming Delta will start to return the 717s when their leases expire? The CSeries was not ordered as a replacement aircraft for the 717 but rather for a hybrid 50 seater/MD-88 replacement and for growth. Unless the 717 engine maintenance cost skyrockets, Delta is going to...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26213

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

In regards to SEA-KIX, once the IAF expansion is complete, this route would probably be re-considered, especially if the Japanese economy continues at the same pace it has for the last three quarters. The flight was going to be upgauged from a 767-300ER to a A330-300 but the Yen devaluation killed t...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans
Replies: 38
Views: 4566

Re: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans

An investor day slide from a year or two ago mentioned by the end of 2019, there would be fewer than 100 50 seaters in the DCI fleet. With the CSeries, some may stick around a little longer. I look at the CSeries order as being a combo MD-88/50s seater replacement rather than an exclusive MD-88 repl...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 16695

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

From Airbus' most recent O&D spreadsheet, it appears that at the same time DL ordered its 100 A321neos, they also ordered another five A321ceos, bringing total ceo orders to 127. Those are five options being exercised, similar to the ten 737-900ERs exercised last year. The 10 737s last year wer...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 16695

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Scorpio wrote:
From Airbus' most recent O&D spreadsheet, it appears that at the same time DL ordered its 100 A321neos, they also ordered another five A321ceos, bringing total ceo orders to 127.


Those are five options being exercised, similar to the ten 737-900ERs exercised last year.

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring
Replies: 18
Views: 3426

Re: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring

ATL SLC HNL switched to the A333 so maybe they are shifting connecting capacity westward. Is MSP HNL on the 763 or 76L? I know that ATL SLC HNL used to be on the 763 and the two remaining 763's suck and are 30 years old so I figured they had switched it out for an A333 to use the 763s for sports ch...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring
Replies: 18
Views: 3426

Re: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring

The A330-300s are needed for the move to replace the 767s on LHR routes, so hence the move.

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 113557

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Is LAX-HND the last 77E Transpacific route? No, double daily DFW-NRT. LAX-HND goes 787-9 on January 8. Its possible the double daily DFW-NRT rotation will eventually go all 787-9. As it is the only 777-200ER Trans-Pac left in just a few weeks, that should tell you everything you need to know how DF...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7212

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

sincx wrote:
FSDan wrote:
neomax wrote:
Wonder what DL will do with a spare 77L...


ATL-PVG starts up on 7/20.

Where is DL getting the frequencies from? The cancelled NRT-PVG?


Yes.

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7212

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

If Delta replaces the 77L on LAX-SYD with the A350, which is definitely a possibility but I think ATL-NRT is more likely, Delta will likely launch LAX-MEL with the 77L. This being said, I expect Delta is going to re-time a few flights, as they have done already with ATL-ICN, to make the A350 routing...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7212

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
Any chance they'll rotate DTW-PVG-LAX-SYD-LAX-PVG-DTW ?
Would mean the birds would be flying alot without maintenance but is it doable ?


Its definitely doable.Maintenance won't be an issue. Question is whether Delta will fly the A350-900 on LAX-SYD or keep the 777-200LR for extra lift.

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7212

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

Raise your hand if you're surprised LAX-PVG will go A350-900. (Don't see many hands raised.) Its quite clear where Delta is headed with the A350-900 fleet. Routes 13-15 hours in length replacing the 747s, 777s, and the A330-200 on DTW-PEK. (Way too long for that aircraft.) I suspect Delta will launc...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 157
Views: 37072

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

Well this hasn't been brought up enough, but considering the age and maintenance issues of the 767 fleet, why can't AA simply keep the existing A350 order and use it to indirectly retire the remaining 767s? The nine A330-300s should be headed out the door after next summer, being indirectly replaced...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83329

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

With the A330-900 NEOs range reaching 6550 nm, it can cover all present SEA-Asia flying, LAX-HND/PVG, and MSP-HND. No need for such a long range aircraft as the A350-900. Combo of the 77L and A350 can handle everything 13+ hours. Think the talk of the A350-1000 is premature and will be made relevan...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83329

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

Just to clarify, they expect a 2 year delay for the C-series to come out of Mobile. Late 2019, early 2020 at the latest. Of the Cseries 75 firm, 50 options, taking all options. First 35 CS-100, the rest CS-300. 15 firm 350-900, 10 options. Pushing to have all 15 350s by end of 2018. Possible split ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83329

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

Just to clarify, they expect a 2 year delay for the C-series to come out of Mobile. Late 2019, early 2020 at the latest. Of the Cseries 75 firm, 50 options, taking all options. First 35 CS-100, the rest CS-300. 15 firm 350-900, 10 options. Pushing to have all 15 350s by end of 2018. Possible split ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 89188

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

I’m pretty set on DL wanting to order the A321NEO for long haul, I’m not talking about domestic either we’re talking JFK-Western Europe, ATL-Northern South America, etc. The 757s can shift back to domestic flying at that point. You mean they'll make an order for the A321 NEO LR? With no order from ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10443

Re: Why no United to Africa?

Making it very simple, UA has DEL/BOM while Delta has ACC/LOS. For some routes, lack of competition is the only way to ensure a profitable route.

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 525
Views: 61660

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Now it has been approved, anyone want to guess or have a hint over when this will go into effect? I assume next year is the goal.

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4141

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

IAD saw more 747s than one would think. Daily IAD-NRT/PEK along with one, occasionally two IAD-LHR/FRA frequencies, mixed in with 767-300ERs. Now they've shifted to all 777-200ERs, with the exception of the morning IAD-LHR. IAD-LAX/SFO occasionally had a 747 substitution. If anyone remembers another...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 164943

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

MD-88 ship 940 about to depart to BYH for part out and scrap. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9933 How many more leave this year? I count six that have been retired so far. Only one more this year, I believe it should be 930 at the beginning of next month. 2 more A320s will leave by the end ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 164943

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9933


How many more leave this year? I count six that have been retired so far.
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777Mech wrote:
MD-88 ship 940 about to depart to BYH for part out and scrap.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9933


How many more leave this year? I count six that have been retired so far.

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 12488

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

Delta will be retrofitting their 777 fleet with their new products. Looks like they’ll be ripping out everything from the interior. They have!no plans to retire the 8 777s or the 10 77Ls. I know they’re putting in Suites and maybe Premium Economy, but what else will they get? Mood lighting? New eco...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 12488

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

So, basically what American did to their new 777s? All new seats, mood lighting, new Dreamliner-looking ceiling over the galleys and passenger doors? I don't know about the archway as AA has in their 777 fleet but all new seats, presumably mood lighting to match the A350 fleet. How about the Econom...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 12488

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

I know they’re putting in Suites and maybe Premium Economy, but what else will they get? Mood lighting? New economy seats? Everything new. Complete refit. Plane should look like it was just delivered. The 777 fleet interior is probably in the roughest shape of all of the DL widebodies. The retrofit...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 12488

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

I actually predict DL will be a 777-less airline. Their tiny fleet of 77Es are getting up there, easily replaceable with the A350-900, and the 77Ls can be swapped for the A359ULR. Delta will be retrofitting their 777 fleet with their new products. Looks like they’ll be ripping out everything from t...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 12488

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

I actually predict DL will be a 777-less airline. Their tiny fleet of 77Es are getting up there, easily replaceable with the A350-900, and the 77Ls can be swapped for the A359ULR. Delta will be retrofitting their 777 fleet with their new products. Looks like they’ll be ripping out everything from t...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 68
Views: 20191

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

Delta has 95 A321s plus five options and 45 737-900ERs on order. They have just one more old 757, two A320s, and two 76Qs to be retired. At the moment, they have 111 MD-88s in their fleet Delta doesn't need the CSeries to retire the MD-88. Indeed, I believe Ed has stated that the these two types wi...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 68
Views: 20191

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

Delta has 95 A321s plus five options and 45 737-900ERs on order. They have just one more old 757, two A320s, and two 76Qs to be retired. At the moment, they have 111 MD-88s in their fleet Delta doesn't need the CSeries to retire the MD-88. Indeed, I believe Ed has stated that the these two types wil...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 12488

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

UA, yeah no. They'll be flying the 77Ws for a long time before they are retired. May even be a brand new large widebody aircraft by Airbus/Boeing that has yet to be designed that will replace them. AA, also no. The 77W are also very young and will likely be replaced by the A350-1000. AA will find a ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 77711

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

As best I can tell, DTW-ICN will be the last route that DL flies the 747 on. I'm trying to book a seat on the last flight that leaves DTW and as best I can tell, that date is December 15th? Can anyone confirm that please? Thanks very much, The last DTW-ICN 744 flight is Nov 17. Nov 18 is the first ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 77711

Re: Delta A350 Future Routes

One that hasn’t been mentioned is DTW-NGO. It’s a long shot but Delta could reduce weekly frequencies to make up for ghetto difference in seat count. Probably would require only one aircraft as it would operate three times a week, maybe four times a week during the summer. That way Delta could have...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 77711

Re: Delta A350 Future Routes

One that hasn’t been mentioned is DTW-NGO. It’s a long shot but Delta could reduce weekly frequencies to make up for ghetto difference in seat count. Probably would require only one aircraft as it would operate three times a week, maybe four times a week during the summer. That way Delta could have ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4319

Re: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?

nobody thought DL would send the 350 over the Atlantic, at least not so soon, and beginning in March, DTW-AMS will have a steady daily 350. Though I would imagine this is most likely due to not having enough 350's yet to fully operate the next TPAC 350 route. I think this is as much to do with Delt...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 77711

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Any additional info as to why their keeping these two girls? They have already retired 1403 & 1404... 1403 was due for a heavy maintenance check. 1404 has heavy maintenance due next year but a smaller check due now. Both ships require an expensive Nitrogen Generation System installed to fly pas...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 164943

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Looking like all the ones to get mods will be done or in mods by the end of this year. By my reckoning, there are only three more which haven't entered mods yet...N660DL, N821DX and N822DX. Your reckoning is correct, and 633 and 635 are to be retired. 3255 showing an RTS later today - should have P...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?
Replies: 27
Views: 4921

Re: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?

AA will start the route with a 787-8 for the slower winter season and will upgauge to a 787-9 at the end of March. AA will end up doing just fine.

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 100
Views: 32214

Re: DL MD-88 Phase Out

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KATL/KBYH

Any idea on what tail number this is?


N920DL. This makes how many retired this year?


I believe 4 retired as of now.


Actually that was number 5. Down to 111 M88s.
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Northwest1988 wrote:
DeSpringbokke wrote:
Northwest1988 wrote:
Another one going to BYH today.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KATL/KBYH

Any idea on what tail number this is?


N920DL. This makes how many retired this year?


I believe 4 retired as of now.


Actually that was number 5. Down to 111 M88s.

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 100
Views: 32214

Re: DL MD-88 Phase Out

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KATL/KBYH

Any idea on what tail number this is?


N920DL. This makes how many retired this year?
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Northwest1988 wrote:
Another one going to BYH today.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KATL/KBYH

Any idea on what tail number this is?


N920DL. This makes how many retired this year?

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD
Replies: 83
Views: 10285

Re: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD

Interesting mention of the 73G with HHH's short runway. ATL-HHH is roughly a third of the distance of ATL-EYW. I wonder if Delta would consider starting a seasonal frequency into HHH, albeit Friday/Saturdays only, with the 73G flying into HHH in the evening, remaining overnight, and taking off in th...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD
Replies: 83
Views: 10285

Re: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD

Q400s can't fly commercially into HHH due to a wingspan size limitation, I believe, or is it taxiway turning limitation? I recall Eric Morgan, who once ran USAirways Express (unless he still does) mention that they can't bring anything larger than a Dash 8-300 into HHH due to operational size limit...

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