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by N717TW
Tue May 21, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 77
Views: 7472

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

I love you folks but DFW is so much harder to connect in than ATL. DEN and DTW are probably the real dreams as US hubs go. I suppose compared to PHL, IAH or MSP, its easy. (just last week I went from low Ds to high Bs...4 stops on the train and a fair amount of walking....)

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by N717TW
Mon May 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 12936

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

Look at the prices to do that route R/T its purley for connections Trying to capitalize off of UA pulling out of BWI-EWR. Yeah trying to grab some connections united use to handle I'm sure. Europe is big but also NY/ VT/ Canada connecting options are good for them in PHL. Toronto, Monteal, Quebec C...

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by N717TW
Tue May 07, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 5804

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

Im shocked WN is still running BOS-ATL with it being only one flight per day running against B6's multiple turns and DL's 12X day. Of the destinations that passengers would be connecting to from BOS, GSP is currently the only destination where ATL is the only connecting option on WN. The other dest...

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by N717TW
Mon May 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 5804

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

Im shocked WN is still running BOS-ATL with it being only one flight per day running against B6's multiple turns and DL's 12X day.

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by N717TW
Wed May 01, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 7908

Re: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

Delta has been a "match the route to the right aircraft" airline for so long that it feels like I should say "since forever" unlike other airlines that will fill planes to "match capacity of the plane." That said I can't say DL isn't growing internationally in the past ...

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by N717TW
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 9949

Re: Air France - KLM

if the Dutch government's motivation is to keep service at Schiphol high then investing in KLM isn't the right strategy. The right strategy should be to invest in the airport and encouraging more access, more service and a secondary airline to hub there. Fortress hubs are generally a drain on the h...

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by N717TW
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 9949

Re: Air France - KLM

2- Both were state owned carriers and thus symbols of their nation... and that mindset hasn't been lost in the minds of people in both countries. Nobody is going to give in. Only an entirely new brand will fully integrate them. However I don't think this will go down well in either country. KLM was...

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by N717TW
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United MCO hub?
Replies: 82
Views: 11847

Re: United MCO hub?

UA picked up the gates from DL when DL moved into its new "hub" concourses. I think people here forget that intra-Florida flying was still "a thing" in the late 80s and early 90s with EA/AA, PA and DL all having intra-Florida networks. DL, through comair, had a fairly larger intr...

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by N717TW
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 9949

Re: Air France - KLM

Honestly they should merge the short haul Europe flying under a single brand such as HOP! or Cityhopper (where it can be called KLM HOP! or Air France CityHopper) to allow planes to fly around the hubs (AMS/CDG) or bases (ORY/LYS/MRS, etc.) and leave the medium and long haul flying to the core brand...

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by N717TW
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125226

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

From the OAG thread: WS BOS-YHZ JUN 1.0>0.1[1.0] JUL 1.0>0[1.0] AUG 1.0>0[1.0] SEP 1.0>0[1.0] OCT 1.0>0[1.0] NOV 1.0>0[1.0] DEC 1.0>0[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] It appears west jet is dropping the BOS-YHZ route. That only leaves YYZ correct? And more space for DL at A1 as WS usage drops off Yes; 3 flights...

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by N717TW
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125226

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

And the DL/VS transatlantic adds keep coming, VS to launch BOS-LGW in 2020! https://news.delta.com/new-paths-across-pond-delta-virgin-atlantic-serve-london-gatwick-boston-and-new-york-jfk-2020 Their undercover agent at B6 must have informed them that B6 would announce this route shortly.... Better ...

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by N717TW
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 14933

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

You would be surprised, not every single person heads down to Ft Lauderdale or Orlando this time of year :spin: Yeah, they're in Cancun, too. They'll head to Munich for Octoberfest in the fall... I went to Paris on spring break my junior year in '99 on TWA. I wasn't the only college student on the ...

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by N717TW
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US Airline Merger Was Better Executed?
Replies: 20
Views: 2130

Re: Which US Airline Merger Was Better Executed?

HP/US. HP/US was a mess. There was the complete computer meltdown in '07 and then the years of labor issues between the two pilot groups. If you're going to go back in time, TW/AA was pretty smooth. Its fair to say operationally AA/US has been pretty smooth. The issue there is that AA now looks and...

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by N717TW
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 738
Views: 120300

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Or DL drops MNL completely and starts SEA-SIN on the A350 or SEA-KIX-SIN on the 767/339. There is a LARGE US corporate presence in Singapore as its the SE Asia HQ of many multinationals especially finance. Sure but Delta's A350s will have range issues doing that flight. If only they had 787s on ord...

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by N717TW
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 738
Views: 120300

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Or DL drops MNL completely and starts SEA-SIN on the A350 or SEA-KIX-SIN on the 767/339. There is a LARGE US corporate presence in Singapore as its the SE Asia HQ of many multinationals especially finance. Sure but Delta's A350s will have range issues doing that flight. If only they had 787s on ord...

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by N717TW
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 738
Views: 120300

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

DL doesn't need a base, or a Sky Club, at NRT to serve NRT. DL captives will make the trek to NRT to fly to SIN or MNL if DL lacks that service from HND. If the NRT/SIN or NRT/MNL underperforms at some point, the equipment will be moved to city pairs with higher yields... that is standard network p...

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by N717TW
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 14448

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

*AI BOM-JFK APR 0.4>0[0] MAY 0.5>0[0] Can someone who understands Air India, BOM and the Indian market explain this cut to me? I realize that EWR is a stronger airport market (b/c Northern NJ has more ties and American-Indians than the L.I. side) for India, how Jet dropped JFK but kept EWR years ag...

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by N717TW
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 14448

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

*AI BOM-JFK APR 0.4>0[0] MAY 0.5>0[0] Can someone who understands Air India, BOM and the Indian market explain this cut to me? I realize that EWR is a stronger airport market (b/c Northern NJ has more ties and American-Indians than the L.I. side) for India, how Jet dropped JFK but kept EWR years ag...

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by N717TW
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 83
Views: 11913

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

The inter-island flying is really interesting to me. Is WN planning on keeping two planes based in HNL to run 16 flights (although I guess, in theory you could run those 16 flights with one plane although it would be hard)? I was always under the impression that you couldn't run inter-island flight...

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by N717TW
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 83
Views: 11913

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

I hadn't seen the intra-Hawaii frequency *WN HNL-KOA MAY 0>3[0] JUN 0>4[0] JUL 0>4[0] AUG 0>4[0] SEP 0>4[0] *WN HNL-OAK APR 0>2[0] MAY 0>2[0] JUN 0>2[0] JUL 0>2[0] AUG 0>2[0] SEP 0>2[0] *WN HNL-OGG APR 0>0.4[0] MAY 0>4[0] JUN 0>4[0] JUL 0>4[0] AUG 0>4[0] SEP 0>4[0] *WN HNL-SJC MAY 0>0.9[0] JUN 0>1....

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by N717TW
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 83
Views: 11913

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

] AA JFK-LAS JUN 3>1.6[3] AA JFK-ORD JUN 1.3>2[1.0] AA JFK-ORF JUN 1.8>1.0[2] AA JFK-RDU JUN 4>3[4] AA JFK-SAN JUN 3>2[1.8] AA JFK-SEA JUN 3>2[1.8] AA JFK-YUL JUN 1.8>1.0[2] As has been mentioned by others, this is another chop to JFK which we've continued to see. My question is, what happens to th...

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by N717TW
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 53
Views: 6257

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

The many references to TWA, I think are instructive as to the viability of US to Egypt services. Different times, different market realities. TWA cut a LOT of TATL service as it slowly died, but CAI stayed until the bitter end. Why's that? The JFK-CAI-RUH flight was among the most profitable routes...

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by N717TW
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 113
Views: 20043

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

Italy is not London. Alitalia will in no way expand in any significant way it's North American coverage. Just New York, Miami and Los Angeles cover half of U.S.-Italy demand. Maybe San Francisco and Montreal. That's all that's really left for it. You're right, although I'm still surprised AZ can't ...

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by N717TW
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 113
Views: 20043

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

Italy is not London. Alitalia will in no way expand in any significant way it's North American coverage. Just New York, Miami and Los Angeles cover half of U.S.-Italy demand. Maybe San Francisco and Montreal. That's all that's really left for it. You're right, although I'm still surprised AZ can't ...

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by N717TW
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 79458

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Well keep in mind "back in the day" these gates served 150 passenger aircraft without any problem. Now, it's a problem. ;) To be fair, they weren't really 150 massager jets back then. TWA's MD-80s had around 140 seats and so many of the flights were on DC-9s with as few as 76 seats (in th...

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by N717TW
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did AA fly long haul to STL and/or SJC?
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

Re: Did AA fly long haul to STL and/or SJC?

STL-FRA was scheduled to (re)start in the spring of 2001 by TWA but was never started by AA.
TWA had operated STL-FRA at different times in the 80s and 90s but never year-round nor on a consistent basis.
TWA also operated STL-OGG in the final few years.

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by N717TW
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 9150

Re: Future Delta A350 Routes

Unless DL puts a refurbished 777 with the Delta One Suite on LAX-SYD consistently, it would seem this route is ripe for the A350 as DL will otherwise have a less competitive product in what is a crowded field. QF are upgrading their A380s, AA has the 789 on the route, as does UA, or is the A350 too...

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by N717TW
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls gets German passport for jet engine designs ahead of Brexit
Replies: 14
Views: 3251

Re: Rolls gets German passport for jet engine designs ahead of Brexit

kjeld0d wrote:
How does a company get a passport?


Its just shorthand for corporate citizenship.

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by N717TW
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?
Replies: 40
Views: 5279

Re: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?

N649DL wrote:
klm617 wrote:

The only other competitor NW was considering merging with was with Pan Am in the late 1980s.


Funny how that merger happened, just 20 years later. Just about all of PA at the time of the NW merger offer (with the exception of the MIA hub) is now part of DL.

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by N717TW
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?
Replies: 40
Views: 5279

Re: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?

No Northwest should have stuck with Continental. From a network and mgmt perspective, NW was better off with DL than CO. Sure CO would provide a better NYC hub and a Texas hub. But nothing in the west or in South. DL would have then ended up with UA. But more importantly, lets remember that NW's ma...

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by N717TW
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?
Replies: 61
Views: 10106

Re: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?

UA857 wrote:
Is JFK-Europe and JFK-South America Profitable for DL and AA?


yes.

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by N717TW
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?
Replies: 61
Views: 10106

Re: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?

UA (through CO and I guess because of the old People Express) has a fortress hub at EWR that has prevented much if any meaningful competition whereas JFK by virtue of its status as the primary international gateway has a lot. For the most part, UA doesn't compete too much on its Asian routes or it h...

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by N717TW
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Meltdown
Replies: 81
Views: 18571

Re: Boston Meltdown

Its supposed to warm up tomorrow and hit 50 on Thursday. It was horrible yesterday all around the Boston area. It got so cold at one point that the road salt wasn't melting the ice. It had warmed up and the snow/ice melted under the noon-time sun...but by 3:30 the street in front of my house was a f...

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by N717TW
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125226

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Ironic considering we're talking about Delta, but I think that JFK's T4 -- the DL terminal at that airport -- is the worst I've encountered. IIRC I took a bus from one end of the same terminal to the other to connect...I get that there are infrastructural limitations and other factors that I don't ...

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by N717TW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?
Replies: 19
Views: 2975

Re: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?

PA's main Brazil base was GIG. This had a lot to do with the fact that GRU wasn't the main Int'l airport until the mid-80s. PA operated from Congonhas until 1985 and Congonhas didn't have long enough runways to operate n/s to much of anywhere. Even afterwards, PA was running GRU-GIG-XXX.

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by N717TW
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125226

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Its not possible that DL has brought catering in-house at Logan, is it? I noticed back in December that the catering trucks all said Delta on them rather than Gate Gourmet. I paid attention today while our flight was being catered (it was easy as it was during boarding and I was in row 1). The truck...

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by N717TW
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 231573

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Happy Holidays everyone. Did some reading of the filings for merging the AF-KL-DL and DL-VS joint ventures. B6 requested full slot information for LHR/LGW/AMS/CDG which the other airlines provided. https://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf103/309.pdf It has been mentioned that B6 requested LHR slots but this ...

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by N717TW
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 231573

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Not sure if this has been covered, but looks like DL will be upgauging BOS-LHR from the 763ER to the A332 next spring (based on a dummy booking I started for April). Will be the first DL A332 in BOS IIRC as BOS-AMS is an A333. The 332 was scheduled on the second AMS rotation a few summers back and ...

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by N717TW
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S DHS: Manila airport fails to meet ICAO security requirements
Replies: 20
Views: 5467

Re: U.S DHS: Manila airport fails to meet ICAO security requirements

Doesn't that mean you can't fly nonstop into the US? I thought that was the reason why DL couldn't start NBO and PK had to have stops in MAN/DUB, etc

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by N717TW
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & O’Hare 21
Replies: 79
Views: 9756

Re: Delta & O’Hare 21

Same thing was said about XNA, MKE, and BNA. As I pointed out, yields (and even LFs) have gone down drastically in recent years, and with DL using more CR2s instead of CR9s (which are aircraft with much higher CASM), profit on the route has undoubtedly shrunk. Although moving to CRJs will reduce tr...

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by N717TW
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & O’Hare 21
Replies: 79
Views: 9756

Re: Delta & O’Hare 21

Same thing was said about XNA, MKE, and BNA. As I pointed out, yields (and even LFs) have gone down drastically in recent years, and with DL using more CR2s instead of CR9s (which are aircraft with much higher CASM), profit on the route has undoubtedly shrunk. Although moving to CRJs will reduce tr...

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by N717TW
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 737 Clips a DL 757 at LAX
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: DL 737 Clips a DL 757 at LAX

I’m surprised no one has jumped in questioning if one or both of aircraft will be written off and scrapped. I wouldn't be surprised if the 757 was written off as they're not worth much in the used market. I think an '04 build is worth only about $14M US. Compare that with a 15 year old 737NG or A32...

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by N717TW
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19838

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

where are the DCA slots coming from? What has DL dropped? are they picking up slots from somewhere else? Reduced frequencies with larger aircraft at other hubs (i.e.CVG-DCA is going from 4xCR7/9 to 3xB717). Per BOS forum: DTW, ATL, RDU, and CVG all lost 1x frequency to DCA, LGA lost 2x Thanks.

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by N717TW
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19838

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

where are the DCA slots coming from? What has DL dropped? are they picking up slots from somewhere else?

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by N717TW
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48652

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

The AF reduction of the order from 12 to 10 should have been a clue, given they should have had attractive launch pricing. The same clue goes for LH, who also cut a few frames and says it has no plans to take more. Not only the cancellation of the final two orders but also the comments that Delta's...

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by N717TW
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 13039

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

The DOJ/DOT restrictions that AS agreed to (mostly around LAX and DFW if I recall) would still apply and take precedence over any alliance rules. AS could easily apply to have the agreement changed arguing that conditions in the marketplace have changed (lets assume for this thread that it would be ...

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by N717TW
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 231573

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I agree that the Shuttle is more about NYC/LGA than BOS, I just wonder how much longer the useful life of the Shuttles are and how long DL and AA stay committed to them. I say this as someone who spends a lot of time running between NYC and BOS--most of it on planes despite my better judgment. The ...

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by N717TW
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 231573

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Agreed. Despite AA shifting flights to PHL from JFK, they still have a large LGA operation. The shuttle to BOS is more about NYC than about BOS. I agree that the Shuttle is more about NYC/LGA than BOS, I just wonder how much longer the useful life of the Shuttles are and how long DL and AA stay com...

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by N717TW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 231573

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Previous slides [Edited for emphasis] Slide 7 - 120 daily departures increase over the next 3 years - B6 - 150 to 200 (50), DL 100 to 150 (50), WN (surprising) - 41 to 56 - meaning 11 turns a day on their 5 gates.. that's some going... and another surprise UA 44 to 51 (7) July board meeting highlig...

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by N717TW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 62856

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

We have no evidence that the A330neo is "tens of millions" cheaper than the 787. It could even be that the 787 is less expensive. And the 787 is also highly efficient at short to moderate stage lengths. Is DL buying the right tool? Maybe. They think so, but is it? And is it the best tool ...

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