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by N717TW
Mon May 22, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Gulf to buy B777 and B787
Replies: 43
Views: 10875

Re: Saudi Gulf to buy B777 and B787

I would argue that this announcement and the fact that Mr. Trump was there is connected and whole thing is very political. The White House's press office had communicated that "creating American jobs" was part of the trip, a number of execs (Boeing, GE, etc.) were on AF1 with him, and thi...

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by N717TW
Sun May 21, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Gulf to buy B777 and B787
Replies: 43
Views: 10875

Re: Saudi Gulf to buy B777 and B787

Please keep politics out of this thread. Since Trump is in Saudi Arabia and the announcement was made in his presence, and no mention of politics was made and it is not political. If you are asking others not to turn this thread political, that is one thing. If, on the other hand, this is an exampl...

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by N717TW
Sat May 20, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to cut KLM growth
Replies: 49
Views: 10606

Re: Air France to cut KLM growth

I just don't understand the infatuation the European legacy holding companies have with brands. I get the strong brand and national identity that AF/BA/IB/KL/LH and LX although it was SR have but I really don't understand the the need to have so many brands that are doing nearly the exact same thing...

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by N717TW
Sat May 13, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 215
Views: 21371

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Goodness this thread got testy rather quickly..... Once the JV takes over there will be a lot of shifting of metal around to match up with demand. There will several rounds of analysis that the operation as a whole takes into account. The first round is: 1. What is the division of equity in the alli...

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by N717TW
Fri May 12, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning
Replies: 62
Views: 7825

Re: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning

Let's see, there's still CEF, EWB, LWM, and BED. The runway at PVC is too short. (And yes, I'm kidding.) Maybe PSF too for the Berkshire/Williams College/Tanglewood crowd from NYC! All jokes aside, PVC actually could justify some seasonal summer demand on B6 from JFK. I thought the E90 had decent S...

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by N717TW
Fri May 12, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 215
Views: 21371

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Because they have found value in the loyalty schemes. What HVCs (in any appreciable quantity) are going to fly thousands of miles out of their way just to get loyalty scheme points that devalue by the day? We're talking about the kind of people for whom time is everything, not FlyerTalkers. That on...

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by N717TW
Fri May 12, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 215
Views: 21371

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

which would draw from both the eastern half Like who, other than low fare seekers or contracted pax? http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=BOS-SEA-KIX,BOS-HND-KIX&PATH-COLOR=red Why would anyone from the likes of NYC/BOS connect to KIX via SEA when they can connect in Asia, save hundreds of mil...

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by N717TW
Fri May 12, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning
Replies: 62
Views: 7825

Re: Interview With JetBlue Head of Network Planning

Varsity1 wrote:
I'd like to see new midcon stations.

MCI/STL/MSP


Don't they have to add some more tiny cities in Mass. before they can add another midwest city?!!? For a long time they flew to more cities in Massachusetts than all of the central time zone.

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by N717TW
Fri May 12, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 110
Views: 19802

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

Does this mean they've seen MoM and don't care? They probably still care, but the MoM is years away and the 321 is available now to take care of their needs/requirements. The MOM, based on all press accounts, is a different jet for DL than the 321. Its a 767 and long-haul 757 replacement. The A321 ...

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by N717TW
Thu May 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104612

Re: B6 to move to T5 in LAX, ticket counter and lobby re-design to follow

"JetBlue’s arrival in Terminal 5 comes after Los Angeles World Airports’ previous investments in terminal upgrades. With more than a half million square feet of space, the terminal underwent a three-year modernization project – completed in mid-2015 – resulting in spacious gate areas, expanded...

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by N717TW
Thu May 11, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 110
Views: 19802

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

Bye bye some 757s? Replacement for "older domestic-gauge aircraft" which does sound like 757s. It's too early to park 737-800s. Of course, the MD-80s are on the way out, so I suspect the A321 will be part of the overall shuffle. DL has been doing a combination of 757 replacement and incre...

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by N717TW
Thu May 11, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104612

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Planned bus routes to facilite connections for DL and other airlines on the move http://content.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/where-we-fly/destinations/featured-locations/flights-from-los-angeles-lax-airport/lax-new-terminal.damAsset.20170426T1627157560400.html/content/dam/delta-www...

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by N717TW
Wed May 10, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 275
Views: 58445

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Does anyone know the status of the fleet ownership? If Alitalia does finally go the wall, I wonder how much of an opportunity of there will be for other airlines to buy aircraft, perhaps LEVEL could pick up some planes to start their Italian operations on the cheap? :D At least half of the widebodi...

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by N717TW
Tue May 09, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 275
Views: 58445

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

It is not a management problem, but more a political problem. The actual economic powerhouse is Milan, but air traffic in Milan is made complicated by the two airports Malpensa and Linate. Linate is the preferred option for regional or intra-european flights as it is much closer to the city, but on...

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by N717TW
Tue May 09, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub
Replies: 78
Views: 19820

Re: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub

Why not build a new Concourse? Problem solved. :D no need. Just add more connecting banks. DXB is more or less the world's best example of a connecting hub airport, so its all about creating times to connect flights rather than meeting local traffic--plus its a 24 hour airport. Correct me if I'm wr...

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by N717TW
Mon May 08, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?
Replies: 41
Views: 4897

Re: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?

Not that this means DL won't end service on their own to SIN, but DL houses many of their pacific operation facilities at SIN. DL can clearly operates res centers in cities where they don't have airline operations (pretty sure the South Africa call center operated before JNB started) so its possible...

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by N717TW
Fri May 05, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?
Replies: 52
Views: 4866

Re: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?

Its hard to say the 747 worked "well" for US Airlines. Foreign carriers, unlike the US carriers, tend to have a much more focused networks where they are able to funnel traffic through a single strong hub (think LHR for BA, CDG for AF, NRT for JL, etc.) and could use the 747 on trunk route...

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by N717TW
Fri May 05, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?
Replies: 30
Views: 5658

Re: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?

are those "telescoping" connectors on the banjo at DCA still in use? I remember them the first time I flew into DCA on a Northwest Orient flight from BOS. They were 8 feet long at most. The gates on the rotundas in the told National Sundrome/TWA Terminal B/Terminal 6 were similarly short. ...

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by N717TW
Wed May 03, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 275
Views: 58445

Re: Alitalia to be facing bankrupcy

Ok, so greater than 50% are stupid. It is worth celebrating when the unions run the asylum. This is all backwards. Management should be in charge and run the company as they see fit to be profitable and return money to shareholders. I don't disagree the unions shouldn't have this power and have lon...

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by N717TW
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27645

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

I think the problem is more one of saving the seats for elites who do not ultimately book. Well, again, that may be the perception of a single traveler with experience in a single city pair that is interacting with a hub that handles traffic flow across thousands of city pairs on a daily basis. And...

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by N717TW
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27645

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Sitting in F is not a right. Good grief. this. just like award space if people are willing to pay why should the airline give it out for free? they are a business That's because everyone feels entitled these days. F Is not a right. It's a perk when not sold out. I am curious how many would be less ...

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by N717TW
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27645

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Sitting in F is not a right. Good grief. this. just like award space if people are willing to pay why should the airline give it out for free? they are a business Exactly! F fares are lower than they used to be, but still enough to make a premium for the airline. More people are willing to pay for ...

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by N717TW
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea
Replies: 27
Views: 4254

Re: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea

If an actual war breaks out, connecting in ICN is the least of anyone's worries. Let's just say there won't be much passenger traffic crossing the Pacific, be it to Korea, Japan or the PRC if there is a war going on with a potentially nuclear power.

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by N717TW
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46119

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

He says they want exclusive use of Terminal A and wants to expand BOS flights by 50% - up to 150 flights a day. Will happen over the next couple of years. That's going to be a lot of turns per gate; I'm not sure Terminal A can handle 150 departures unless there are going to be a lot of small RJs. D...

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by N717TW
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 275
Views: 58445

Re: AZ staff votes against cuts

The airline's routes should be put up for sale with the winner also acquiring the leases on aircraft. The routes have no value. If a european carrier wanted to open up on the same routes, I don't think there is anything to stop them under EU open skies. Given AZ's financial struggles, the aircraft ...

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by N717TW
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46119

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

He says they want exclusive use of Terminal A and wants to expand BOS flights by 50% - up to 150 flights a day. Will happen over the next couple of years. That's going to be a lot of turns per gate; I'm not sure Terminal A can handle 150 departures unless there are going to be a lot of small RJs. D...

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by N717TW
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 13707

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

I agree with this, although I also think that there are some differences. BOS is not SEA in the sense that DL isn't intending to turn it into an international hub with feeder domestic flights. I think that Delta's perspective on BOS is that it's a relatively large and wealthy market that wasn't alr...

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by N717TW
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lowest Load Factor Routes?
Replies: 39
Views: 5613

Re: Lowest Load Factor Routes?

BOS-LGA-DCA shuttles on AA and DL. Both routes often run half full at certain times of the day (particularly BOS-LGA on AA and LGA-DCA on DL)

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by N717TW
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it
Replies: 33
Views: 3963

Re: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it

how is this really much different than fractional ownership of corporate jets? While technology make it easier for jets to squeeze more flying in this doesn't really impact the core of the commercial flying business b/c it doesn't make financial sense to hire a jet unless we really feel that the cos...

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by N717TW
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations
Replies: 34
Views: 7879

Re: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations

is UPS still in the sports charter biz? they were throwing in rows of seats for weekend flights and did a number of college teams back in the aughts...made sense operationally (but no idea if it made sense financially) as their fleet more or less sits idol from Friday morning until Sunday night.

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by N717TW
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations
Replies: 34
Views: 7879

Re: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations

The Pats charters, and therefore I assume the same for most NFL teams but have no basis for knowing, are standard 757 and/or 767 aircraft although each player gets their own row of 2 or 3 seats. The catering is significantly upgraded too.

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by N717TW
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large out stations for alliances
Replies: 20
Views: 3016

Re: Large out stations for alliances

From what I am reading here, I think the answer is: Any of the top global (Alpha) cities (LON, PAR, FRA, DBX, PEK, SIN, HKG, TYO, YYZ, GRU, LAX, NYC, CHI) are going to be significant alliance-wide operations. You can then do the next round of major economic cities (BRU, MAD, BER, ROM, IST, JNB, BOM,...

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by N717TW
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/9/2017: AA Drops BOSBUF;DL Cuts JFK-MAN/YHZ;VX Drops FLLJFK
Replies: 60
Views: 10068

Re: OAG Changes 4/9/2017: AA Drops BOSBUF;DL Cuts JFK-MAN/YHZ;VX Drops FLLJFK

DL has shown that it is willing to try new markets out of BOS to stick it to B6 (see recently entries to BOS-SFO/BNA and increases in other B6 markets). BOS-BUF seems prime to block B6 from having a monopoly, although I question if DL could realistically make any money in this market. But I don't s...

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by N717TW
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/9/2017: AA Drops BOSBUF;DL Cuts JFK-MAN/YHZ;VX Drops FLLJFK
Replies: 60
Views: 10068

Re: OAG Changes 4/9/2017: AA Drops BOSBUF;DL Cuts JFK-MAN/YHZ;VX Drops FLLJFK

DL has shown that it is willing to try new markets out of BOS to stick it to B6 (see recently entries to BOS-SFO/BNA and increases in other B6 markets). BOS-BUF seems prime to block B6 from having a monopoly, although I question if DL could realistically make any money in this market. But I don't s...

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by N717TW
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/9/2017: AA Drops BOSBUF;DL Cuts JFK-MAN/YHZ;VX Drops FLLJFK
Replies: 60
Views: 10068

Re: OAG Changes 4/9/2017: AA Drops BOSBUF;DL Cuts JFK-MAN/YHZ;VX Drops FLLJFK

*AA BOS-BUF AUG 1.9>1.0 SEP 3>0 OCT 3>0 NOV 3>0 DEC 3>0 *AA DCA-FLL AUG 1.9>1.3 SEP 2>0 OCT 2>0 NOV 2>0 DEC 3>0.5 More evidence that AA isn't interested in competing with B6. Also, with BOS-BUF leaving, is it fair to say that BOS-SYR/ROC and DCA-ROC are the only legacy Mohawk routes left in the AA ...

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by N717TW
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Exits NY-SJU market from August 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 5110

Re: AA Exits NY-SJU market from August 2017

wow, that's a big change. This was THE core trunk route of the old Trans-Caribbean Airways that AA bought in '71. Besides LAX, I can't think of a route more integral to AA's JFK operations over the past 45 years than SJU.

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by N717TW
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which global airlines will never, ever let go of true a First Class
Replies: 36
Views: 6138

Re: Which global airlines will never, ever let go of true a First Class

I guess todays C class is pretty much like F was a couple of year ago. Is there even a legacy which doesn´t have flat bed seats in C? The next big thing in my opinion will be more and more luxurious Y+ seats and service to an extend to which Y+ will become the new C class. I remember reading that t...

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by N717TW
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104612

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Yes seemingly DL is not in a hurry having announced a slow and phased project, but suppose it could be related to overall corporate capital spending and desire not to create a $1Bil+ balloon over only a couple years.. Sounds right. Delta is a very fiscally conservative company. Still I think they w...

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by N717TW
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 52
Views: 7809

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

PHL, IAH, and DFW will be necessary if they want to continue to push for large O&D markets and business contracts out of Seattle. Of course all three are into competitors' hubs so they will face stiff competition, especially PHL which is fairly long and thin. I don't think MSY is necessary - no...

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by N717TW
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-China...underserved market?
Replies: 56
Views: 3853

Re: BOS-China...underserved market?

With MU just announcing PVG-IAH it got me wondering. The BOS-China market is booming and is now the largest source of tourists to Boston, surpassing the UK - https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/02/22/boston-tourism-officials-head-china/lHePu4GtaLXRf9H9SMJg4K/story.html In a couple years it's ...

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by N717TW
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 9257

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

UA swapped three slots that otherwise would have been running ORD/IAH/DEN That seems to contradict enilria's post that it came from WN (originally FL). Were these three slot pairs like new bonus three slot pairs, or cut from ORD/IAH/DEN? The CO/FL deal over EWR actually involved 6 DCA and 4 LGA slo...

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by N717TW
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 9694

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

DL will use the 1st A350 for inflight crew and ground crew training on mostly domestic runs until the 2nd A350 arrives as this aircraft is intended for TPAC and nearly every route (and definitely every route from the initial DTW base) requires two frames. Everyone except the pilots (same rating as t...

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by N717TW
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 9257

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

no surprise about LGA-RDU. it made little to no sense at all to start that. no frequent fliers or feed at either end. Delta RDU-EWR makes a lot more sense given the focus city at the RDU end. It's really simple: it was a retaliation route to DL for starting EWR-RDU. Route has a lot of O&D and U...

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by N717TW
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 12772

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Dropping EAS will have almost zero effect on any hub, as long as we man the mainline carriers hubs (e.g. EWR, PHL, ORD, MSP, etc.) The EAS service by definition didn't have enough traffic to support itself and therefore the number of people who are jumping from one of these cities onto another fligh...

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by N717TW
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9945

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

LAXintl wrote:
For reference AA along with UA already have in-house maintenance staff at GRU. (Not sure about DL)


DL has TechOps staff at GRU but their capabilities are pretty limited as the facility doesn't even do farily basic A-checks.

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by N717TW
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104612

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

per LAX brass to me this morning. The brass work on Sunday? I didn't say it was the station manager but it was a non-uniforn suit that I've befriended over the years. Also not surprising -- isn't it sort of what you would have expected? As to the "poor branding" in the initial months, tha...

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by N717TW
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104612

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Is Delta building a new Skyclub once they move? Will it be in Terminal 2 or 3? I really like the current T-5 Skyclub and I am curious about what is going to replace it. I've read that their will be SkyClubs in both T2 and T3. I believe someone said the AC club in T2 would become a Sky Club? They ma...

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by N717TW
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104612

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

What gates will Delta use at the TBIT? I think the plan was that they would use the 3-4 gates that are being reconfigured in the part of the old TBIT that remains tacked on to the north end of the terminal. But I'm pretty sure they'll have to share them with Y4, 4O, AV, and CM, who are all moving t...

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by N717TW
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection
Replies: 57
Views: 8997

Re: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection

DOT the last few years (esp under La Hood) became way too activist under false guise of "consumer protection." There are tons of rules that need to be roled back, including the asinine regulation forcing airlines to hide taxes and fees by listing only an all in price instead of the airlin...

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by N717TW
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV
Replies: 82
Views: 9776

Re: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV

@LAX772LR Maybe I should have clarified -- it would be better to say 2 close Asian partners. If this J/V goes through, we're more than likely to see an increase in the earning of SkyMiles and MQMs on KE. The only other Asian partner that DL has that actually credits under Group 1 for miles is MU, a...

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