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by cessna2
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22358

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

DL-->AMS
UA-->FRA
AS/DL-->SAN
Those are my bets. I guess we'll find out tomorrow!

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by cessna2
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 169215

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Jetsouth wrote:
Second A220 to be delivered to Delta tomorrow, December 7th, along with another delivery to SWISS tomorrow. Third one to Delta apparently is in test flights and is supposed to be delivered before the end of the year.

N103DU was delivered yesterday. Not sure why N102DU is taking longer for tests etc.

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by cessna2
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61736

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

Interesting. I did note they officially announced the 330NEO will be the first widebody featuring all 4 cabins. So Wikipedia was right for a change. ;)

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by cessna2
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 115
Views: 14228

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

All I’m going to say is DL is adding more management to RDU. Types of positions that don’t exist outside of large stations or mini hubs. I do believe DL has more plans for RDU than people are willing to admit. Could be a cost saving measure more than flights, but moving labor. In 2018 and technolog...

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by cessna2
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 115
Views: 14228

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

All I’m going to say is DL is adding more management to RDU. Types of positions that don’t exist outside of large stations or mini hubs. I do believe DL has more plans for RDU than people are willing to admit.

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by cessna2
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging
Replies: 31
Views: 5782

Re: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging

The AFA only brings in $38,000 a year more than they spend. The became part of the CWA as the AFA was going broke. That's because they contribute to all the CWA strategic funds and have access to these funds if they need them. The money for special negotiations, organizing campaigns etc all come fr...

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by cessna2
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging
Replies: 31
Views: 5782

Re: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging

DL FAs will never have a union. The only people to blame for that is the IAM. Had IAM left and allowed AFA to run a real campaign last year, you’d be looking at 24,000 new AFA members. The support from all groups was there for AFA only. Instead the IAM combined their ramp and FA campaigns to give th...

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by cessna2
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330-900 routes
Replies: 80
Views: 13058

Re: Delta A330-900 routes

DL's 330NEO's will only hold 281. So does this mean they will be getting D1 suites, Premium Select, Comfort Plus and regular coach? IINM, aircraft with Premium Select won't feature Y+ That is not correct. The A330NEO will be the first aircraft to have Premium Select and Y+. Source is from DL memo t...

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by cessna2
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330-900 routes
Replies: 80
Views: 13058

Re: Delta A330-900 routes

DL's 330NEO's will only hold 281. So does this mean they will be getting D1 suites, Premium Select, Comfort Plus and regular coach? The initial press releases when the A339 was first ordered indicated the capacity would be around the same as the A333 at 293..and there have been rumblings that Comfo...

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by cessna2
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330-900 routes
Replies: 80
Views: 13058

Re: Delta A330-900 routes

The current plan is to make 85% of West Coast-Asia A330NEO, A350, B777. I do believe you'll see them in SEA first. DL's 330NEO's will only hold 281.

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by cessna2
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19113

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

I will be there as well!

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by cessna2
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 125680

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

N875DN 3875 (entered Mar 15, 2016; finished Apr 3, 2017) ETOPS. 2Ku WiFi, scimitars. This bird is no longer ETOPS certified. DL is currently removing ETOPS certification from all 739's. Not all 739s are getting ETOPS decommissioned. 3876-3895 will continue to be the 73E fleet. I apologize I misread...

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by cessna2
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 125680

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

N875DN 3875 (entered Mar 15, 2016; finished Apr 3, 2017) ETOPS. 2Ku WiFi, scimitars.
This bird is no longer ETOPS certified. DL is currently removing ETOPS certification from all 739's.

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by cessna2
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8540

Re: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019

4 A330NEO’s will be delivered in 2019. All will have Delta One, Premium Select, Comfort+, and main cabin seats. Total of 291 pax. First routes not yet announced. I thought that Premium Select replaces Comfort+? This airplane will have both. Also to clarify it will have Delta One Suites. This was re...

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by cessna2
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8540

Re: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019

4 A330NEO’s will be delivered in 2019. All will have Delta One, Premium Select, Comfort+, and main cabin seats. Total of 291 pax. First routes not yet announced.

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by cessna2
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17713

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Just a quick note. The first bases for the DL A220's will be NYC and SLC. LAX will not be getting an A220 base, as SLC is geographically in a better location for A220's to hit all west coast bases. LAX will instead open an A320 base. Other than that she looks beautiful!!! I am not doubting you, but...

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by cessna2
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17713

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Just a quick note. The first bases for the DL A220's will be NYC and SLC. LAX will not be getting an A220 base, as SLC is geographically in a better location for A220's to hit all west coast bases. LAX will instead open an A320 base. Other than that she looks beautiful!!!

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by cessna2
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 169215

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

According to an internal release DL currently has 10 A220's on the production line. First one should be in DL Livery Mid-September. First delivery expected end of October. First Pilot training class starts September 7, 2018.

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by cessna2
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17168

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

The only time i've known it to be required for window shades to be up for taxi, takeoff, and landing is on smaller regional jets with no viewing windows on the doors. For example on the CRJ's. The FA in the front would use 1A and 1D's window to asses conditions outside the airplane and determine use...

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by cessna2
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17168

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

In the last 2 weeks I have taken 10 Delta/Skywest/GoJet branded flights. Every single flight on taxi to the gate ‘To better serve our next guests feel more comfortable we kindly ask you open your air vents and close your window shades’ or something to that wording. That’s on every flight, not one d...

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by cessna2
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.
Replies: 7
Views: 3096

Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.

Haven't seen anything posted about this incident that happened back in June. From the video and ATC communications it appears the tower cleared a van to cross runway 14 as an Envoy ERJ145 was rolling down the runway for takeoff. It was a very close call and thankfully didn't result in any lives lost...

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by cessna2
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 415
Views: 41112

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

I wonder if we will ever see DL reach 100 flights at RDU. Thats always been the goal. I think growth has been slowed due to the A220 entry into service delays. It hasn't freed up as many RJ's as had been planned. The A220 will definitely make appearances in RDU at some point, but expect to see more...

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by cessna2
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 48948

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/busin ... 37225.html
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When discussing RDU's future in the DL network, DL Executives referred to AUS as a DL focus city. Looks like this is the first official acknowledgement. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/busin ... 37225.html

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by cessna2
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 45299

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

deltatim wrote:
F/As are beginning to train on C series mockups, according to an instructor that I know... he says they are saying Fall 2018...

This started last year and then was put on hold for 2 months during the Dumping petition. CS100 training for FAs started back up in May of this year.

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by cessna2
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 22892

Re: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

Honestly i'd believe the rumor about DL/HA before WN/HA. I know DL has been close to buying HA in the past but walked out in the "11th hour" when HA came back asking for more money. There's also other things going on that play into that theory. So if anything thats where i'm putting my mon...

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by cessna2
Tue May 29, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29
Replies: 76
Views: 10265

Re: Delta debuts new uniforms tomorrow.

Judging by this picture, I like the female dress, but the guy’s outfit is terrible. Please tell me Delta is paying for them to get their uniforms tailored? I’m sure they do. If so, this guy needs to get in there ASAP. If the company pays for it, it should be required to get your outfit fitted/tailo...

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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: 195
Views: 45299

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: 195
Views: 45299

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: 119921

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: 119921

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: 10250

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: 195
Views: 45299

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: 8786

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: 8519

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: 8519

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: 14490

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: 10393

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: 7491

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: 2523

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: 85170

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: 85170

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: 23026

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: 8569

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: 4952

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: 1323

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: 1323

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: 10861

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: 10861

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: 10861

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: 22998

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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