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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 15613

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

Um, since when? For the past few years. DL's 767 seat is dreadful. The only positive is all aisle access. The rest is negative to industry standard. The A330 is badly needed on the LHR routes. huh? Its so negative to the industry standard that it is a better C seat than BA and UA's C seats? Its so ...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 98
Views: 8516

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

Lower 48 only. What markets does AA NOT serve from its mega hub @ DFW.....and W H Y ? AA doesn't fly to a lot of markets from DFW. Why? Even the mega hubs like AA at DFW, DL at ATL, UA at ORD and even AA at CLT still don't have enough flow to market some routes, generally long and thin, worth is. I...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737-700BDSF being delivered
Replies: 36
Views: 8598

Re: First 737-700BDSF being delivered

Anyone know why AS hasn't sealed the eyebrows on all of their -700's? My guess is AS didn't really expect to keep the 73G fleet around this long thus didn't want to dump money into the mod. Obviously things have changed. IIRC WN took a few AS 73Gs and did the mod on them. Also I also felt like AS w...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 15613

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

I think there's no denying that an A330 is (in terms of pax experience) a step up from a battered old 767... I know people love the 7-abreast in Y on the Boeing jet, but the Airbus is so much more comfortable...it's quieter, it rides turbulence better, the bins are bigger... Have you ever been in a...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12587

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

With little feed, and a AA hub, DL just asking to get their a$$ kicked on this one. Little feed? DL has a hub in CDG.. If an airline is dependent on its foreign partner's hub to feed a route to be profitable then it has made an unwise choice. this can't be real life AF/KL/AZ and the DL/VS joint ven...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12587

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

With little feed, and a AA hub, DL just asking to get their a$$ kicked on this one. Little feed? DL has a hub in CDG.. I think they mean on the other end. Lets do a little critical thinking here. What is an AA hub: Paris or Philadelphia? So the only hub that counts is AA's PHL, the DL/AF hub in CDG...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14064

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Sad, NW had a great hub in NRT and its on life support under DL. Delta has trimmed the Majority of Northwest's Legacy orient routes and it's a shame because Northwest Orient WAS a premier carrier in the pacific along with Pan AM. United took over the Pan AM pacific division and Delta Frittered away...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N301DN registration change
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

Re: N301DN registration change

IIRC it was done for an Airbus pilot that passed away.

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by deltal1011man
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 15613

Re: DL to go al A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

clrd4t8koff wrote:
All of VS J cabins are 1-2-1, all of DL J cabins are 1-2-1.

All of VS J cabins have bars, non of DL J cabins have bars.

How is moving to A330s any more "product aligned" than continuing to use 76W's?

The J seat on the 330 is much more comparable to the VS product than the 767 product

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by deltal1011man
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 396
Views: 37884

Re: DL Future Expansion

I don't necessarily disagree with anything you have written (and I appreciate the parenthetical at the end), but sometimes it seems like folks can't say anything even vaguely negative about Delta without getting attacked. Delta does a good job on all sorts of things. Delta isn't perfect. Ha, this h...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31159

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Alright, let's assume the A350 goes through, no conversions. 22x is a good start to replace some 77Es, with additional 789s as well. Now, eventually, if they want the extra capacity, and to replace the 77Ws, perhaps the A35K and 779 with Flagship First would work. A332 788 789 A359 A35K 779 Good co...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14064

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

As predicted. And I continue to expect further reductions in Japan beach capacity to come - these markets are simply no longer strategically important anymore to Delta in the way that they used to be, especially back in the Northwest NRT hub days. Hawaii and Micronesia beach routes were central to ...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 94
Views: 26793

Re: DL MD-88 Phse Out

And what about the 717s and the MD-90s? Are those still staying? I know this topic is all about the MD-88 at Delta, but the 717 and the MD-90 are derivatives of the 88. Both are hanging around. As said in this thread, the 90s are getting mods done again. The company is studying if they want to do a...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SAT have its day?
Replies: 51
Views: 4060

Re: When will SAT have its day?

It's all about economics and demographics! :checkmark: Outside of factors like having a major tourist draw such as a theme park, travel demand and consumer travel propensity in a city are very much directly related to local economic factors and population demographics. A city with only a modest bus...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 117
Views: 8581

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

FAU @ Wisconsin http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NCR308/history/20170908/1830Z/KPBI/KMSN Louisville @ UNC http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK340/history/20170907/2359Z/KSDF/KRDU Charlotte @ Kansas State http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK324/history/20170908/2105Z/KJQF/KMHK Northwestern @ D...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 66
Views: 14444

Re: United not looking at C Series

At the Boyd Group, the UA's President stated they were not looking at the CS and knows of no one at the company discussing it. n the http://crankyflier.com/2017/09/14/random-and-interesting-tidbits-from-american-and-united-at-the-boyd-conference/ That's fine, but they need to still address the fact...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 66
Views: 14444

Re: United not looking at C Series

With major corporations they always deny everything up until the point that it is a done deal. I wouldn't put much thought into whatever an exec says in the public domain outside of investor events and official documents. Exactly! Air Canada even published a business case against the CSeries less t...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31159

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

No one has said that. The 789 has replaces some 77E routes, not 767. Because they're potentially not needed, with all the 787s AA is getting, among other things. Or, the A330neo can replace the current A330, converting from the A350, and 77Es can be replaced with 787s. Again, you're not going to se...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 396
Views: 37884

Re: DL Future Expansion

I hate to break up the argument about the merits vs. drawbacks of ATL, but is there any updated news/discussion/scuttlebutt/rumbling about the rumored AMS/CDG/LHR adds from P2P focus cities seeing as we're eight days from September 23rd? I wouldn't expect anything else. DL's already running stupid ...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14064

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

As predicted. And I continue to expect further reductions in Japan beach capacity to come - these markets are simply no longer strategically important anymore to Delta in the way that they used to be, especially back in the Northwest NRT hub days. Hawaii and Micronesia beach routes were central to ...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31159

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Why? With all those 787-9s, it seems like the replacement is clear. The only thing the A350 has over the 787-9 in this case is payload. AA may not think it's worth integrating a whole new plane into the fleet. As has been made clear in this thread, so far the 789s have replaced 767s, and for that r...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14064

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

777Mech wrote:
Per internal memo, DL will terminate NRT-GUM service on January 8th, 2018.

Is this the last time NRT will see 757 service?

not right now as SPN/ROR are still holding on.

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 744 utilization with full fleet
Replies: 21
Views: 2820

Re: United 744 utilization with full fleet

Also pretty sure IAD-NRT/PEK have seen the 744.

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 11236

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

It's about time someone brings to market a all new turboprop with range from 30 seats all the way to 70 seats......you have some regions like the Caribbean with really need 30 seaters in a lot of markets due to market size and airfield being served..... You can be almost certain that it won't be a ...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99856

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Playing clean won't win. If BBD had played clean it would not be facing these charges. The entire C-series program financial structure and ownership have become quite dubious and rightfully opens BBD up to questions. Playing clean actually doesn't help. There have been plenty of US softwood lumber ...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 396
Views: 37884

Re: DL Future Expansion

I think comparing DTW and ATL is fair. When you over expand at an airport you cannot wash your hands of responsibility and act like the overcrowding doesn't count against the airport. It really does count. While there may be endless connecting opportunities at ATL, the experience is still unpleasan...

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by deltal1011man
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 15759

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

Hurricane update: Delta has cancelled 800 flights as Irma, now a tropical storm, nears Atlanta. More cancellations could follow depending on the severity of the weather. Southwest has also canceled about half of their Atlanta flights today. So what will Delta do will they upgauge or add frequency a...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 13681

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions

Nice additions.

I remember when Delta use to add stuff that wasn't to a AMS or CDG. Sigh, very jealous.

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by deltal1011man
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 11944

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Due to the "material" effect of LCCs Norwegian and WOW over the North Atlantic, American will respond with an unbundled basic economy product on some North Atlantic routes, as per an interview with American SVP-revenue management Don Casey published today by Aviation Daily and featured on...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and Boeing 787-10 Prediction
Replies: 17
Views: 1964

Re: US3 and Boeing 787-10 Prediction

IMO, none will order. DL is going Airbus . AA still have 787 8/9 due, with the 359 on order, but doesn't get their first until the early 20's. UA has converted 350-1000 for 359s. s for 359 Really? when was that announcement made? As for the OP, IMO all three of the US3 will end up operating the 78J...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order the B777-9?
Replies: 36
Views: 5755

Re: Will UA order the B777-9?

Nope. Biggest you'll see at the US3 is the A350-1000. A tiny tiny chance for a small DL 778 fleet for a 77L replacement way down the road, but a 280t 359 shouldn't have any issue with LAX-SYD, ATL-JNB. A big part of that is the 779 is too large for the US3 but the two carriers who *might* have a nee...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21950

Re: DL add IND-CDG

MCI flew over 11 million passengers far more than IND and CVG let alone CMH. So what? That in no way correlates to demand for (nor ability to sustain) intercontinental nonstops. I was surprised DL hasn't added MSY-CDG first Shouldn't be. MSY-LHR is more than twice the size of MSY-CDG as a market, a...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

The E175-E2 seems like it will be a great aircraft! The passenger comfort of the E170, combined with more efficient engines. Congrats to Embraer and Skywest! This order isn't for E2s. E2s will never be flown for AA/UA/DL without being flown by mainline. We placing bets on this? ALPA national will m...

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by deltal1011man
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19404

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

D L X wrote:
You know what would have been an even better job? Flying in an hour earlier and getting their folks out before the storm was close.

Interesting, you can of course prove Delta had all the assets to do so.....?

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by deltal1011man
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35075

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Any word on engines? That was also rumored to be an issue. as far as? The only rumor I have heard is United wants to replace the Pratt 4000 overhauls with something. They wanted the US AMC for Trent XWBs that went to Delta TechOps. I'm not sure if Rolls will do two AMCs in the US or not. As I said ...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review
Replies: 28
Views: 7569

Re: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review

Like most in reply, I`d agree that AA should integrate the A350 without problem, & it would be a natural replacement for B777-200`s, same applies to UA. AA have extensive knowledge of RR engines, & I`d imagine passengers would be very happy with the plane too. There may be pressure put to b...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19404

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

No hats off. It's stupid. If av fans are cringing, imagine what the pilots are thinking. What if plane needed maintenance? What if someone got sick delaying departure? What if what if what if? Moronic. Stupid. Avoidable. I'm going to guess they were thinking the same thing most pilots think when fl...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 4822

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

flyguy84 wrote:
Sources at SkyWest say the 15 70-seaters to be operated for DL, and the other 10 for AS.

Will leave room for 15 more 70 seat or less jets.


Also, IIRC DL still has a few more frames before they reach the cap of 76 seat jets.

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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 15759

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

With Hurricane Irma fast approaching, we should certainly expect delays and/or cancellation of flights from ATL to quite a few Caribbean airports this week. Has anyone notice that area where they store the planes at, where the hangers are and where the runway starts? That grade over there is steep ...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review
Replies: 28
Views: 7569

Re: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review

Like most in reply, I`d agree that AA should integrate the A350 without problem, & it would be a natural replacement for B777-200`s, same applies to UA. AA have extensive knowledge of RR engines, & I`d imagine passengers would be very happy with the plane too. There may be pressure put to b...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 15759

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

WS won't add ATL-YYC because limited service protects current DL service to YYC. Myabe they'll add YYZ-ATL but I don't see that unless a JV goes through. I definitely don't think ATL-PTY is that big, there's other XXX-PTY markets that don't have service yet that are larger. I don't see WW or DY goi...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Boeing 777-300 Engine Failure
Replies: 13
Views: 5858

Re: JAL Boeing 777-300 Engine Failure

The 'Aviation Herald' has an interesting article on an incident involving a GE-90-powered Japan Airlines Boeing 777-300. Engine failures might not ordinarily be particularly noteworthy, but two things may be of interest in this article to forum readers. 1. The article includes a video of the incide...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit
Replies: 34
Views: 6061

Re: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit

Did you know SkyWest is GE's largest customer...??... How can SkyWest be GE's largest customer? Larger than Emerates, with 130 777-300ER, and 150 787s on order, all flying huge GE engines. because they have more engines than EK? Couldn't tell you if they are the largest GE customer but they are lar...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 127
Views: 20513

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

Does B6 care about longer range? United didn't seem to care for it. 2600nm is plenty for a plane under 150 seats. Why not if it comes almost free? The CS-100 will pretty much match the E95-E2 for all routes upto 1000nm and come slightly ahead on all routes above that. If B6 can consistenly fill the...

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by deltal1011man
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?
Replies: 28
Views: 7650

Re: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?

It's because they are the largest carrier at LGA, but can't fly to Europe. So they straddle LGA with JFK and EWR to Europe. Said another way, they don't fly EWR domestic spokes because of LGA, and a lack of slots! This can't be serious....... Delta flies EWR to JV hubs because they can't fly LGA-Eu...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit
Replies: 34
Views: 6061

Re: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit

Not a surprise, Horizon pays sh*t, and Alaska is too cheap to do anything about it so now the entire brand is suffering. Please provide your evidence that Alaska is "too cheap." Seriously? QX is a mess, to put it lightly, and you need a source to see it? :banghead: :banghead: Compare pay/...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 11987

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

ALPA national will do what they always do and pressure DALPA/UALPA to fold and allow the larger RJs at DCI/UAX. The Lee Moak way of thinking is far from dead at ALPA national. The APA will be the last hold out as always. My money, DALPA folds first. Probably on something stupid like a promise of mor...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 35579

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

If they are really going to try to grow the Pacific, they need to do it with A350s. Trying to build out marginal Pacific routes with 777-200ERs is going to be a profit bloodbath when all of the stateside competition is doing the same thing with 787-9s at 25% lower trip cost. When did UA and AA repl...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 715
Views: 51247

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Though, usually staffing is the limiting factor, not the size of the facility. For instance, look at CVG's wait times for the CDG flight, they can reach 30-40 min, and that facility was built to handle 1000's of passengers an hour. The likelihood that IND can get staff for more than the current 6 b...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing awarded contract worth $349 million
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: Boeing awarded contract worth $349 million

Northrop Grumman and Boeing dueling for a 62bn USD contract and the US is estimated to spend over 1trillion over the next 30 years. I would say, a waste of money, that money is far better spent on American infrastructure or school system. But then again, I am a nasty European Lefty, so what do I kn...

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