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by cessna2
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26699

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

ilovelamp wrote:
cessna2 wrote:
Looks like its been confirmed that LAX will be the 2nd CS100 base. The LAX 717 base will be closing in the next 18-24 months.


Where was this confirmed?

It was in a pilot memo released with the latest AE.

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by cessna2
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26699

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Looks like its been confirmed that LAX will be the 2nd CS100 base. The LAX 717 base will be closing in the next 18-24 months.

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by cessna2
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116622

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

I wonder if anybody could hear a PAbeing made. The emergency equipment onboard includes a megaphone for just such a situation. After the pressure equalized, the cabin crew should have gone through and assisted passengers who were having difficulty with the oxygen mask. Thats just not how it works. ...

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by cessna2
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116622

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

DaveFly wrote:
CNN just announced that ‘the 737 is a plane that actually has fuel tanks in the wings.’

Just wow!

They also said it was a "turboprop engine".

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by cessna2
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 9975

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

CobaltScar wrote:
Congratulations to all the Flight Attendants of jetBlue on their newly unionized status!!!!

Yes to representation 2661 66%

No to representation 1387 34%

88 percent of eligible voters voted.

Way to go jetBlue!!! Delta flight attendants will be next!

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by cessna2
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26699

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Pilots confirmed there's an AE that puts Delta's first CSeries base at NYC. That's not to say that they won't get to LAX (and need to come back), but LAX isn't going to be the focus of CSeries departures. The plan is to open up NYC first. After 15 CS100's are delivered, the plan is to open up LAX. ...

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by cessna2
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8234

Re: DAL and its future with Georgia

Don't forget that even though ATL is home to their HQ, DL is technically based out of Delaware.

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by cessna2
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards
Replies: 57
Views: 8369

Re: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards

Reminder, Delta F/A's have voted down 2 union drives since the merger with AFA-rep'd Northwest - and that was with a very union-friendly labor board. So the unions are already at boiling over DL. Maybe there's some correlation to Delta's superior net promoter scores and industry revenue premium and...

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by cessna2
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards
Replies: 57
Views: 8369

Re: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards

This is classic AFA making a mountain out of a molehill, trying yet again to convince DL flight attendants to unionize, something that they have rejected over and over and over, including an embarrassing episode recently where certain AFA organizers were committing blatant card fraud to the point t...

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by cessna2
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 13800

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

The C-Series is mostly a 1:1 replacement for the existing MD-80 aircraft and possibly the MD-90 if Delta exercises it's options. They exist in the Delta fleet as the smallest mainline aircraft flown B712 is the smallest, and the 737-700 and A319 are also smaller Technically they may be smaller, but...

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by cessna2
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 10047

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

I'm going to throw RDU into the mix. With international traffic up nearly 30% and the rumored AMS nonstop launching next year, Aer Lingus may want to jump in and grab some of that traffic.

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by cessna2
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP
Replies: 41
Views: 7255

Re: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP

DL SEA-LAS SEP 5>4
DL SEA-MSP MAY 7>6
DL SEA-SJC MAY 5>4
Making room for more route announcements i'd assume.

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by cessna2
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta set to retire "West Coast Shuttle".
Replies: 2
Views: 2477

Delta set to retire "West Coast Shuttle".

https://airlinegeeks.com/2017/12/20/del ... e-service/
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It appears the West Coast Shuttle didn't work out as planned. Effective January 4, 2018 all West Coast Shuttle service will divert to regular domestic service/offerings.
https://airlinegeeks.com/2017/12/20/del ... e-service/

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by cessna2
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 84092

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Also this order has not been confirmed by Delta. In fact they put out a statement tonight saying Airbus and Boeing are in active discussions. So until I hear Delta announce this it's all media speculation. Still holding out hope for the MAX.

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by cessna2
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 84092

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

LUCKY Delta Flight Attendants ! I sure wish we (at UNITED) ordered Airbus narrowbodies. I love working them , especially the A319s ! Can't stand working of 737s. I am happy though that we will be working to Tahiti from my home (and home base) of San Francisco. But still, would MUCH, MUCH rather wor...

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by cessna2
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 22710

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Interesting! DL is saying the opposite. In fact today the put out a story saying the "Trump administration keeps pressure on Gulf Carriers." So I guess it depends who you ask as to what, if anything is being done!

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by cessna2
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Engine Fire at SEA
Replies: 22
Views: 8519

Re: HA Engine Fire at SEA

I was at Sea-Tac last night visiting a friend who had an extensive layover. We watched the whole thing unfold last night. First time i've seen a compressor stall in person! It shook the windows so bad my first reaction was we were having an earthquake. Glad all the crew are safe. The aircraft was to...

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by cessna2
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Delta 747 Retirement Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4835

Re: The Delta 747 Retirement Thread

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
The last flight of DL 747 isn't until November 18th or 19th

The last flight is currently scheduled for December 11th.

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by cessna2
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATTN SEA Spotters. DL 747 inbound!
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Re: ATTN SEA Spotters. DL 747 inbound!

Web500sjc wrote:
Any reason for the crew change?

It was delayed almost 3hrs due to MTC in NRT. So the pilots would've timed out if DL didn't divert it and re-crew it.

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by cessna2
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATTN SEA Spotters. DL 747 inbound!
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

ATTN SEA Spotters. DL 747 inbound!

DL276 is diverting to SEA for a crew change and will then continue on to DTW. Probably the last time to catch a DL 747 at SEA. Good luck spotters!

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by cessna2
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 9098

Re: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019

Have they announced that they will be eliminating the C+ section on the 777s & 764s as well? Yes C+ will transition the new, and better, Premium Select cabin. The Premium Select cabin will have dedicated FA's, upgraded service ware (Think domestic first class), and upgraded meal options to set ...

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by cessna2
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 9098

Re: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019

Interesting. Because of the more narrow cabin width, I am guessing that it will not be the exact same design as the 359. Unless DL goes 1-1-1 in J on the 764, it will just be the same seat but with doors, no? The DL 764 has 40 Delta One seats. I can easily see them going down to 36 or even 32. As f...

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by cessna2
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 9098

DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019

Delta has scheduled their 767-400's to receive the mods between Spring 2019 and Summer 2020, making them the third international fleet to receive them behind the A350 and B777. Eventually all the international fleet will receive mods to the new cabin. Glad to see these birds are getting the Mods and...

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by cessna2
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 22305

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

DL at A and B in SEA doesn't seem to make alot sense. A only has two W/B capable gates and B has two as well. A would have to shrink from 14 gates to 11 or 12? The new International Arrivals Facility or IAF for short, will be built as an extension to the current A concourse. It'll add 8 widebody ga...

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by cessna2
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58081

Re: DL Future Expansion

I find this interesting, so if you go on the flydelta app, you'll see that in terms of domestic "hubs", MCO is included in the advanced terminal maps where it shows you a picture of virtually the whole airport. I was intrigued to know if this is a nudge towards formally calling MCO a focu...

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by cessna2
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 48736

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

Looks like AUS goes mainline March 2nd. BOS will get 1 daily 717 starting March 2nd as well. Rumor has it SAT is in the works.

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by cessna2
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins
Replies: 23
Views: 7950

Re: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins

Other airline contracts dictate they company abide by the recommendations of the workgroup's Health and Safety committee. AS, UA, and WN are great examples of their unions and fa's working together to make their galleys work for them. Overhead bins are designed and tested extensively before being i...

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by cessna2
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins
Replies: 23
Views: 7950

Re: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins

That's not true. They don't stay down because they recently went through a modification that installed stronger springs on the bins. The old springs didn't provide enough lift assist and flight attendants were having a difficult time closing them. We still have trouble closing them and they are not...

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by cessna2
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins
Replies: 23
Views: 7950

Re: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins

That's not true. They don't stay down because they recently went through a modification that installed stronger springs on the bins. The old springs didn't provide enough lift assist and flight attendants were having a difficult time closing them.[/quote] We still have trouble closing them and they ...

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by cessna2
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Crew Training 359/CS100
Replies: 34
Views: 8261

Re: Delta Crew Training 359/CS100

CS100's go to the West Coast because they have the capability to fly long, thin markets economically. Look for flying from LAX and SEA to smaller Delta markets in the east. Think places like MCI/STL/OMA/MKE/IND/GRR/CMH/MEM/BHM/SAV/BNA/CLE/PIT/SDF/IAH/SAT etc... Delta doesn't need this capability fr...

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by cessna2
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Crew Training 359/CS100
Replies: 34
Views: 8261

Re: Delta Crew Training 359/CS100

DTW is only receiving A350 training, not CS100 as well. There has been "official" word, but the first CS100 will either be LAX, NYC, or SEA. The most likely base is leaning towards LAX with the 717s heading back east to NYC and ATL. The CS100 was bought with the west coast in mind. The 321...

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by cessna2
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 48736

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

So, just read that RDU is working with a couple of airlines to get SAN added and the discussions are matured.. so who and when? AS or WN or DL or F9? Thoughts??? I suspect AS and WN, though I think that it'll be AS who adds daily RDU-SAN. Again, I think it's dependent on how RDU-SFO does. I think D...

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by cessna2
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 48736

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

Don't get carried away. RDU will never be a hub for DL because ATL is so close. Rather, it's developing into something like CVG - an O&D station. And is CVG not a hub? Nope. Not even mentioned in DL press releases. Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets...

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by cessna2
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 48736

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

Based on previous rumors, a reasonable speculation for a DL at RDU would be that it will be no bigger than the current BOS hub - mainly existing for the local business travelers, and throwing a couple destinations in the Caribbean or Mexico for leisure travelers, and possibly a London or Amsterdam ...

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by cessna2
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 48736

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

RDU to become Delta's 11th Domestic Hub. Congrats RDU! RDU will never be a DL hub, just a focus city. No need for another east coast hub for them. It will become a Tier 1 hub January 1st. Confirmed by station management. I won't give out anymore info than that, but don't be so quick to say "ne...

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by cessna2
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 48736

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

RDU to become Delta's 11th Domestic Hub. Congrats RDU!

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by cessna2
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 57311

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

cx828 wrote:
How about sea-hkg, will it change to 359 eventually?

By the end of 2018 to early 2019 all TransPac service will shift to 777/359. Delta wants to compete against foreign asian carriers with its Biz suites.

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by cessna2
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?
Replies: 148
Views: 17310

Re: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?

There will be some upgauges. I don't expect there to be any TPAC additions until at least 2020, assuming the IAF is built. Contrary to what's been posted on here, no work has started on the IAF yet. The port continues to drag its feet and play into AS's hand. DL didn't want to continue to wait, hen...

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by cessna2
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?
Replies: 148
Views: 17310

Re: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?

There will be some upgauges. I don't expect there to be any TPAC additions until at least 2020, assuming the IAF is built. Contrary to what's been posted on here, no work has started on the IAF yet. The port continues to drag its feet and play into AS's hand. DL didn't want to continue to wait, henc...

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by cessna2
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 48736

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

If I recall jetBlue had announced a 6th daily flight to BOS but never started it.

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by cessna2
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-BNA
Replies: 53
Views: 6801

Re: Delta adds RDU-BNA

Holy crap! That came outta nowhere! Was completely expecting New Orleans and Kansas City.. Is it perhaps partially for aircraft rotation to OO maintenance in BNA? WN has more frequency and lots more loyalty on the Nashville end. I don't think SkyWest flies into RDU at the moment. At least they have...

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by cessna2
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-BNA
Replies: 53
Views: 6801

Delta adds RDU-BNA

Hot off the press! Delta to add 2 daily flights from RDU to BNA, starting June 12th. RDU-BNA OO4492 Dep: 0700 Arr. 07:37 OO4548 Dep: 19:20 Arr. 19:58 BNA-RDU OO4541 Dep: 06:00 Arr. 0841 OO4591 Dep: 18:30 Arr. 21:04 Congrats to RDU on another great add! What will we see next? https://www.facebook.com...

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by cessna2
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 23896

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

The 717's will head back east centered around ATL and NYC. The initial base will be SEA as the order for these aircraft was approved by the BoD specifically to grow SEA.

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by cessna2
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU sets all time Pax record
Replies: 17
Views: 2581

RDU sets all time Pax record

A record year for RDU. Looks like DL, F9, G4, and UA were the big drivers in growth this year. Congrats to the RDU area for 34 consecutive months of growth. "More customers than ever chose RDU to start their vacation or business trip in 2016. All in, 11,049,143 people traveled through RDU, pass...

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by cessna2
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 48736

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 4

RDU is actually up on number of daily flights. Close to 70 and will go up once the busy summer season starts. In other news the 777 is coming back and this time for good! Unless they throw the 787 on the route in the offseason. So long 767! https://www.facebook.com/rduairport/photos/a.38638548805812...

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by cessna2
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 12573

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Great news! As long as DELTA treats us well and keeps our pay and benefits at or near the top of the industry, I'm a happy camper. Not having that union vitriol makes for a better and more collegial work environment. Working here is night and day compared to NWA. Wouldn't trade it for the world. Ke...

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by cessna2
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ups MCO-GRU to B764
Replies: 28
Views: 4096

Re: DL ups MCO-GRU to B764

Didn't see this posted, interesting that they've up'd the aircraft size. A number of people including myself were not expecting this one to stay as daily, now they've added capacity so I guess it must be doing well either on the cargo side or pax side, anyone have stats on this route? Anyone know w...

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by cessna2
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ups MCO-GRU to B764
Replies: 28
Views: 4096

Re: DL ups MCO-GRU to B764

Didn't see this posted, interesting that they've up'd the aircraft size. A number of people including myself were not expecting this one to stay as daily, now they've added capacity so I guess it must be doing well either on the cargo side or pax side, anyone have stats on this route? Anyone know w...

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by cessna2
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in RDU
Replies: 56
Views: 10541

Re: DL in RDU

Rumor has it the 757 will switch to RDU-AMS, to test out that route. RDU-CDG was one of the top yielding routes this summer, hints the upgauge in service next year. Look forward to many many more destinations and good things to come!

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by cessna2
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot Crewbases at Focus Cities
Replies: 23
Views: 5588

Re: Delta Pilot Crewbases at Focus Cities

PHL, PIT, and RDU are seasonal AFP bases for DL FA's. PHL-LHR turns into a 6 day ATL trip after the summer/early fall season. Back to the OP topic, I doubt you'll see Pilots bases in focus cities. That is unless, RDU for example, sees mainly 717's or CS100's in the future and they can justify it. It...

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