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by flymco753
Sat May 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 11984

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

DL2124 (717) departed JFK at 19:36 and is estimated to arrive DTW at 21:30. Mainline was recently reinstated and I believe they will change the 717 to an A220 in the fall. Only until mid-June for it to be cut again to all RJs. Yields are already high with mainline, B6 could mosey in at twice a day ...

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by flymco753
Sat May 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 11984

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

I've noticed quite a few upgauges lately from JFK. JFK-JAX is now 2x 717 and 1xCR9 and it used to be all RJs. They did a seasonal upgauge on JFK-SAV with 1x 717 and 1x RJ I believe. JFK-CHS is also seeing 2x 717 and 1x E175 today. I can't see why JFK-RDU can't justify a mix of mainline and RJs nowa...

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by flymco753
Sat May 18, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 11984

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

They had mainline to JFK for a while. Wonder why that went away? I know they had a 757 (Int'l version) for a while to/from JFK to support the RDU-CDG flight before it upgauged. Not sure they've had it since then. Maybe an occasional 717. LGA at one point had an A320 round also, but they know busine...

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by flymco753
Tue May 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 75
Views: 14259

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

This airline needs a huge network shakeup & different planes.

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by flymco753
Mon May 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 64265

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

So with DL's recent adds and upgauges from BOS-FL ...how much longer until they start DTW-MCO to dent DL's share like DL is doing at BOS? DL even with their adds are at about same in market share as NK on BOS-FLL/PBI/MCO/RSW. Outside of MCO, these are all markets B6 will crush them on. I see more A...

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by flymco753
Mon May 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 64265

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

So with DL's recent adds and upgauges from BOS-FL ...how much longer until they start DTW-MCO to dent DL's share like DL is doing at BOS?

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by flymco753
Mon May 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 9293

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

Be careful everyone! Heavy t-storms rolling in. Welcome to the end of spring and early summer in CFL!

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by flymco753
Mon May 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 459
Views: 61582

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

cledaybuck wrote:
Maybe TOL can start a "revenge tour" since it worked so well for UM :lol:
Good one. At least "the airport up north" gets multiple picks of the crop when TOL's star route can't get picked up by an airline. :wink:

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by flymco753
Mon May 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7134

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

DTW people: questioning why an airline flies a certain route that competes with an interstate. Also DTW people: why don't we have a flight to DPS yet? Damned if you do, damned if you don't. The OP isn’t a “DTW person” or DTW fanboy. The “DTW people” is ONE person. It’s fascinating how ONE person ha...

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by flymco753
Sun May 12, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5591

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

OzarkD9S wrote:
Bingo1 wrote:

Is this the DTW fanboy club or the WS/DL JV discussion?


Since the DTW thread was locked due to the usual ridiculousness, they have to go somewhere else now.
Were these comments really necessary though? :duck:

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by flymco753
Sun May 12, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 459
Views: 61582

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

cledaybuck wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
You mean toledo isn't the correct Detroit area airport?
TOL said some fighting words basically, nothing more but a simple rivalry.

Usually in a rivalry, both teams occasionally win.
Ohio may win the foosball, but Michigan wins the air travel...and college baseball. Two way street. :wink:

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by flymco753
Sun May 12, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 459
Views: 61582

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

stl07 wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
You mean toledo isn't the correct Detroit area airport?
TOL said some fighting words basically, nothing more but a simple rivalry.

Yea I know I was joking
Apparently G4 thinks that TOL is Detroit/Toledo, at least that's what their website says.

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by flymco753
Fri May 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5591

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

NCAD95 wrote:
DTW-YHZ on WS
DTW-YOW moving from DL to WS
DTW-YVR WS or DL
DTW-YYC WS
Lol they won't be the next AM at DTW, but I do see them doing Encore to YOW as the CRJ's are drawn down on top of YYC.

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by flymco753
Fri May 10, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 459
Views: 61582

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

stl07 wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
I was watching a video posted by Toledo Airport, they've referred to Detroit as "that airport up-north" ....

...game on. :wink:

You mean toledo isn't the correct Detroit area airport?
TOL said some fighting words basically, nothing more but a simple rivalry.

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by flymco753
Thu May 09, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to look up PDEW?
Replies: 28
Views: 4216

Re: How to look up PDEW?

I found a few anomalies with Table 6.

First, where's Q2 2018?

Second, I looked up DTW/SRQ and it shows a measly 24/2=12 PDEW. Someone I know has a subscription and it suggests otherwise.

What gives?

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by flymco753
Thu May 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quality of Service Index (QSI)
Replies: 0
Views: 868

Quality of Service Index (QSI)

Hello all, I am learning more about QSI and its usefulness in an airlines route structure. I'm wondering from those who frequently use QSI, how your process goes. For example, my process starts with using QSI points to plug into my service grid using the DIIO factor. I find my QSI score, then my for...

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by flymco753
Thu May 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 459
Views: 61582

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I was watching a video posted by Toledo Airport, they've referred to Detroit as "that airport up-north" ....

...game on. :wink:

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by flymco753
Tue May 07, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 9293

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

Aeromexico seems to be going 3x weekly on MTY this summer. Nice little increase from 1x weekly last year.

Also looks like SCL is gone, I can't find nonstop bookings for it anywhere until schedules end.

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by flymco753
Mon May 06, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 80
Views: 17369

Re: Delta A220 route additions

It seems Delta thus far has been using the A221s to connect their hubs with large business travel markets, where a B737 or A319/20/21 is too large. We’ll see how they deploy the larger A223s. How can a 737, 319/320/321 be too big on a route like DTW-BOS/LGA those are 2 major markets that should hav...

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by flymco753
Mon May 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

The other thing with leisure travelers, particularly from DTW, is that if the destination is within a full one-day drive, it becomes much harder for a cost conscious traveler to fly, especially if they are traveling with others. Richmond is borderline, but still a long, but doable full one-day driv...

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by flymco753
Mon May 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

The other thing with leisure travelers, particularly from DTW, is that if the destination is within a full one-day drive, it becomes much harder for a cost conscious traveler to fly, especially if they are traveling with others. Richmond is borderline, but still a long, but doable full one-day driv...

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by flymco753
Sun May 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 9293

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

Pretty nasty storms around the area today.

Glad to see AM has finally moved over to Airside 4 with DL. Now all of DL and friends are consolidated in Airside 4. The place is getting very crowded though since basically half of the airport is operating out of airside 4.

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by flymco753
Sun May 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

Look at plausible leisure destinations from DTW. DL will kill them on business routes with frequency. Yes, NYC and LAX can be leisure destinations from DTW. What about MCI, MSP, and IAH? I think NK has clearly grown beyond the beach/gambling markets to something more. I'm betting there's not an ins...

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by flymco753
Sun May 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway 17R/35L Closed at MCO
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: Runway 17R/35L Closed at MCO

It's weird not seeing anything takeoff when you're looking out of the 70 odd windows at Airside 4. Its had its challenges thats for sure.

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by flymco753
Sat May 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

DTW-RIC nonstop service could also be added by NK since RIC is near many major tourist attractions in Greater Richmond, Colonial Williamsburg, Charlottesville, and surrounding areas. There's a rather complex equation someone once taught me to find this out using yield fare prices. In the case of DT...

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by flymco753
Sat May 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

I've looked a lot into what Sprit can do with DTW. My ideology is that they'll begin going into high yielding leisure destinations sans SRQ, PUJ, CHS/SAV. The market, much like Chicago has proven in the last few years that there's room for DL & NK on leisure routes. JAX, PBI, MBJ, & MYR are...

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by flymco753
Sat May 04, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.
Replies: 26
Views: 3153

Re: Future growth of Spirit Airlines in Detroit.

I've looked a lot into what Sprit can do with DTW. My ideology is that they'll begin going into high yielding leisure destinations sans SRQ, PUJ, CHS/SAV. The market, much like Chicago has proven in the last few years that there's room for DL & NK on leisure routes. JAX, PBI, MBJ, & MYR are ...

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by flymco753
Wed May 01, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & MCO ...what next?
Replies: 33
Views: 3968

Re: Delta & MCO ...what next?

The core of MCO's service is to hubs and focus cities. Outside of those markets its basically opportunistic utilization flying during peak spring break travel periods and/or Saturday only service using available aircraft time from reduced weekend service into business-heavy market. They run IND-MCO...

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by flymco753
Wed May 01, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & MCO ...what next?
Replies: 33
Views: 3968

Re: Delta & MCO ...what next?

MCO ranks high when it comes to ASM's for outstations and amount of daily flights. I see MCO playing a key role in DL's network to come since many JV partners are using the airport and relocating to Airside 4. Still waiting on AM to move over. AM is there. They usually park in the gates in the 90s....

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by flymco753
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & MCO ...what next?
Replies: 33
Views: 3968

Delta & MCO ...what next?

Data from Form 41 International by the DOT suggests the MCO/AMS city pair averaged a LF in the mid 80's. While LF isn't a complete measurement of a flights success, it speaks for itself with MCO being a regular out station. A lot of RJ routes were cut last winter. IND & BDL are 717's and RDU is ...

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by flymco753
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 143
Views: 12724

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

What gates at PBI and FLL aren't assigned or are common use?

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by flymco753
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Summer Routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2524

Re: Frontier Summer Routes

LAS-DTW began today.

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by flymco753
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 53472

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

There's a few photos of the incident, read and signs for all.

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by flymco753
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 53
Views: 9645

Re: Delta 321neo routes

klm617 wrote:
Would be a great plane to open up DTW-MAN along with DTW-ANC
I think you're referring to the A321LR, in which case, yeah. However, a regular A321neo won't be able to do that without restrictions.

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by flymco753
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8518

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

MCO-AMS has been averaging LFs in the upper 80s with the available form 41 data. That route isnt going anywhere unless market dynamics change.

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by flymco753
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO
Replies: 7
Views: 2804

Re: Silver SAAB 340 off Runway at MCO

Glad there are no injuries. Itll be interesting to see why the pilot decided to abort no storms right now.

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by flymco753
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 9293

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

DL's flight to AMS seems to be doing very well LF wise. The average was 92% in October when we use Form 41 data. The lowest average LF for this route is in the mid-80's for 2018. If this is profitable for DL, I would assume CDG isn't far behind.

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by flymco753
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 9293

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

I would think Moxy would get into SFB & PIE to serve the Orlando and Tampa areas respectively. Perhaps they wont do either. Perhaps theyll use SRQ instead of PIE or TPA. Maybe theyll use MLB instead of SFB or MCO. It'll be interesting to see who they use.

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by flymco753
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 9293

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm glad AF is doing limited time service to MCO, but I wonder if this signals any possibility for there to be regularly scheduled service...if AF is starting service it will most likely be daily on the 77W. DL would most likely use the 76W which seems a tad bit more realistic to start out.

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by flymco753
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 554
Views: 58227

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

The same could be said about MCO & TPA TATL on DL, or IND's TATL on DL with their hub proximity. ATL is almost in a direct path of MCO-AMS yet they have a nonstop, IND-CDG overflies DTW, so BNA-CDG or AMS isn't impossible. If BNA has the people and the cargo, it's possible.

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by flymco753
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94717

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

By the sounds of it, I may have crossed paths with y'all these last few days by the way it sounds.

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94717

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

FAA spent $25M remediating mold 5 or so years ago when I worked there, basically gutted the place. Is it still a problem? According to the master plan: "The Airport’s ATCT was constructed in 2002 and is located near the north end of the McNamara Terminal. The ATCT has a height of 250 feet and ...

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94717

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

I wonder if the FAA scrapped plans to put up a new tower, the one that is currently standing can not be fixed so its usable life is basically over due to the mold contamination. FAA spent $25M remediating mold 5 or so years ago when I worked there, basically gutted the place. Is it still a problem?...

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94717

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

DTW's twitter page posted a picture showing the plans for the new deice and RON hardstand pads where the old terminal will used to have been. I looked over the picture and saw that there are glycol tanks sitting right on top of site 3B, the site where the FAA has approved for a new ATCT. I wonder if...

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94717

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

REgarding DCA, AA has upgauged to all E175, up from CRJ's 2 years ago. In October there will be 6 flights, 4 in which are A321's. This is a net increase in seats. The story to be told is how well these secondary Florida services are going to do. JAX at 2x daily with the A320 and PBI with the A320 an...

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by flymco753
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94717

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

No big deal, would've been neat. I've noticed the tram is a lot quieter with the new updates. That sucks. It’s not the same without the humming/whooshing of the tram... and the monkey noises... Detroit, Michigan is in the Eastern Time Zone... - - - To those who continually whine about “all the DTW ...

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by flymco753
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94717

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

No big deal, would've been neat. I've noticed the tram is a lot quieter with the new updates.

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by flymco753
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94717

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Wonder if DL would ever consider making one of the SkyClubs with a deck that would sit above either A18 or A68.

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by flymco753
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94717

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

AM delays the launch of GDL & SLP until June, most likely due to MAX groundings on other routes.

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