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by 777Mech
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL151 ATL-LIM returning to ATL
Replies: 9
Views: 1902

Re: DL151 ATL-LIM returning to ATL

The reason for 27R instead of 27L is because 27L is the longest runway. 11,000ft and some change versus the 9,000ft 27L.

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by 777Mech
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL151 ATL-LIM returning to ATL
Replies: 9
Views: 1902

Re: DL 151 ATL-LIM Strange Diversion

DL 151 ATL-LIM returned to ATL after reaching northern FL. The altitude graph is strange in that there was a rapid descent and a prolonged time spent at lower altitudes. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL151/history/20180614/2200Z/KATL/SPJC I have no info, but the rapid descent raises the poss...

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by 777Mech
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 48800

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I’ve been in several ex-NW 757 that had the previous generation AVOD system, so not only did DL not replace it in 73G and 738 that had it, it recycled it from 757 (and maybe 763) that were retired from active service. Ironically, a few of the planes that has the recycled previous generation system ...

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by 777Mech
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 48800

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

[photoid][/photoid] https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/delta-stock-price-higher-oil-prices-affecting-bottom-line-2018-6 Goodbye 752's. At this point I'm fairly sure you are Keesj's troll account 757s aren't going anywhere ahead of schedule. There's about 70 -88s on the retirement l...

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by 777Mech
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 71508

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Is there any issue other than bad luck with the A330-300 cancels this week? Ship 809 on the 23rd AMS-DTW Ship 825 on the 24th FCO-JFK Ship 804 on the 25th MSP-AMS Ship 801 on the 26th DTW-AMS Ship 815 on the 27th MSP-AMS I was curious about whether there are fewer spares and less slack in the fleet...

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by 777Mech
Wed May 30, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airframe that's been with the most airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 1717

Airframe that's been with the most airlines?

I'm looking to see what airframe has been with the most airlines in its life.

For instance, N1511A for Amazon is an ex-Eurolantic frame, and through leases and purchases has been with 15 different airlines.

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by 777Mech
Tue May 29, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36493

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

... Atlanta is in the coastal state of Georgia which makes it such that it could be defined as an East Coast hub. You might want to check with your middle school social studies teacher before you make such bold claim. First settlers of Mars will be closer to water than Metro Atlanta population. Com...

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by 777Mech
Tue May 29, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36493

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

dtw2hyd wrote:
ATL is neither in the east nor at a coast.


What in the world? Have you ever seen a map of the US? What quantifies as easy in your world????

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by 777Mech
Tue May 29, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 71508

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

N806NW ship 3306 should be returning to service today as DL105 after the engine fire April 18th.

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by 777Mech
Sun May 27, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 71508

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Aww the famous FDA inspection. I remember those being such a PITA we had planes delayed entry into service by 48 hours because of the FDA. Hopefully the folks in MSP can get it done. Funny you say that as I know DL has purposefully ferried aircraft due for an FDA inspection to any city not named At...

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by 777Mech
Sun May 27, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 71508

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Does anyone have any interior photos of 777-200ER N863DA? Airlineroute posted on Twitter a photo of Delta Sky Magazine’s most recent fleet highlight, which was centered around the 777 retrofit. There was a small photo from the cabin, but I wanna see some larger photos, which could give a small “ to...

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by 777Mech
Sun May 27, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 71508

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Does anyone have any interior photos of 777-200ER N863DA? Airlineroute posted on Twitter a photo of Delta Sky Magazine’s most recent fleet highlight, which was centered around the 777 retrofit. There was a small photo from the cabin, but I wanna see some larger photos, which could give a small “ to...

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by 777Mech
Sat May 26, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 48800

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

A couple of things, why are there still a few 757's without Winglets, yet it states "mod complete"? is there any reason they would mod but not add winglets, I've been on a few 757s recently and wondered if my bird was destined for the desert. Second, If I am reading correctly, thank god, ...

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by 777Mech
Fri May 25, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 15015

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The first 33N for DL has been tentatively identified as MSN 1915. For that MSN, how far until parts start arriving for final assembly?

It'll be registered as N401DX.

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by 777Mech
Fri May 25, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36493

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Once the dates are firmed up for the 2 A350s coming online in 2019, they'll have a start date. My guess is the flight will inaugurate around this time next year. The flight will be JFK-BOM, per this article. https://www.cntraveler.com/story/delta-is-finally-returning-to-india Hopefully, we will see ...

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by 777Mech
Thu May 24, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36493

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

klakzky123 wrote:
Presumably JFK and maybe ATL? Agree on DL needing to stop talking about the ME3.


In the celebration at the museum, Ed stated it would be from one of the east coast hubs. I'm assuming it would be JFK or ATL. Much to the dismay of the DTW crowd.

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by 777Mech
Tue May 22, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 71508

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

[list=][/list] Is 502DN the same with the major hydraulic issue a few weeks ago? Will this be the fabled gremlin plane of the A359 series? Getting stuck in PVG....ugh poor passengers. Yes it is the same one! Perhaps she'll be another Hanger Queen! And alas, it was another hydraulic issue that cancel...

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by 777Mech
Mon May 21, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 48800

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N169DZ
76Z mods are complete.

Actually N16065 remains as far as i know.


There will be more to come, though the exact number I don't have off the top of my head. The mod line will start back up after the summer schedule.
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hkcanadaexpat wrote:
n515cr wrote:
1601 is back in service as a 76Z. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N169DZ
76Z mods are complete.

Actually N16065 remains as far as i know.


There will be more to come, though the exact number I don't have off the top of my head. The mod line will start back up after the summer schedule.

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by 777Mech
Wed May 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4372

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

As soon as CFM/GE is willing to make a MRO deal with TechOps, Delta will order the 73M. If they continue to be stubborn and insist that they do the work (and Pratt is willing hand over the revenue from the GTF) I'd expect more 320N orders ^^This. You won't see a MAX aircraft in the DL livery until ...

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by 777Mech
Wed May 16, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 71508

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Looks like N863DA is going on a test hop today; https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL9985/115ea13b He’s still flying, and has been for almost two and a half hours. They also accomplished an avionics upgrade, so I'm assuming that's what the extended test hop is for. It should be ferrying back to MSP on ...

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by 777Mech
Wed May 16, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22137

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Put me in the camp that thinks this is just a PR exercise, since on paper nothing has changed regarding the viability of US-Middle East/South Asia flights. But any expansion will still be good to see. Let's face it Delta is really not as successful as people think in Asia they are a distant 3rd as ...

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by 777Mech
Tue May 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22137

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Although I don't think India is in the cards, but if they do, why wouldn't they restart AMS-BOM?

I just think India is too low yielding considering stage length and the amount of frames required. There are bigger fish to fry with the JV heating up with KE.

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by 777Mech
Mon May 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 59
Views: 19808

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

To answer OP's question, the last flight will be September 30th, when the schedule cuts over on October 1st.

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by 777Mech
Mon May 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 48800

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

After a long time being parked with engines off, 9208 has finally returned to service. Do we know if N902DA (9202) is ever coming back? It's been stored since 6/25/2017. It's still parked at BYH with the engines off, so if it was going to be scrapped it would have been done already. I'd say as long...

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by 777Mech
Mon May 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 294
Views: 24053

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

No realistic solution should ever include as a potential outcome the possibility that the gate in question could be returned to WN, period. WN should never be allowed to grow at DAL beyond their current gate footprint. Absolutely, and well said! And Delta should never be allowed a single new gate b...

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by 777Mech
Sun May 06, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 48800

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

After a long time being parked with engines off, 9208 has finally returned to service.

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by 777Mech
Sun May 06, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10246

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

So Delta gives up the Proctor and Gamble/Walmart route (xna/cvg) I think the relationship between the two was over 10 billion last year. So that's MEM and XNA cut from CVG. I have heard that P&G (and some other Cincinnati companies) are very annoyed with Delta at the moment. This is centered ar...

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by 777Mech
Wed May 02, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 913
Views: 318255

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

audidudi wrote:
777Mech wrote:
DL's next and 11th A350 delivery, MSN 204, is scheduled for 24May18.

It will actually be the 10th A350 delivery to DL, N510DN!


Brain fart! Thank you!

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by 777Mech
Tue May 01, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 913
Views: 318255

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

DL's next and 11th A350 delivery, MSN 204, is scheduled for 24May18.

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by 777Mech
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 71508

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

N502DN has been sitting in DTW for 5 days after the return from ICN. I never did get a reply as to why it went tech for 3 days at ICN one week ago, and then spent another 5 days at DTW. I'm certain that someone on here knows what happened! It's now scheduled to return to service this afternoon. htt...

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by 777Mech
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15348

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

To get back to topic the awnser is yes. If you look here Atlanta is the only megagub in decline. So yes relative to other hubs it is decline but still is the biggest and will be so for a few more years before an airport is Asia will take over. Other US hubs are growing thus relative Atlanta is decl...

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by 777Mech
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Flight 27 ATL-ICN Diverted to MSP
Replies: 10
Views: 2662

Re: DELTA FLIGHT 27 ATL-ICN Diverted to MSP

DL 158 cancelled on Saturday due to a mechanical, and will ferry on Tuesday back to DTW as DL 9858. Thus the flight was completed. This is how DL reported zero cancellations over the Thanksgiving Holiday in 2017, and later announced a record of 50+ consecutive days without a cancellation. Nobody ca...

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by 777Mech
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 71508

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

I’m curios on this one too. Also, any updates on 863DA and the Delta One upgrade? It seems to still be in Singapore over two months later. 7003 is now undergoing STC activities. This could take up to 30-60 days. Once completed, it will fly to MSP for an FDA inspection. So, how long until we should ...

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by 777Mech
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 48800

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

What is the delivery schedule for A321's going forward? How many more A321's will be delivered and enter service in 2018? I was at LGA on Sunday afternoon and was surprised at the number of DL flights to florida that were operating A321 which just a few years ago were mostly MD-88/90 or 717-200... ...

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by 777Mech
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 71508

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Does anyone have any info as to why N502DN went tech at ICN between arriving at 3.45am last Saturday and before its schedule departure back to DTW at 10.35am the same day? According to the usual sources it's still at ICN more than three days later! I’m curios on this one too. Also, any updates on 8...

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by 777Mech
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15348

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

It doesn't need to get any bigger, it is way oversized as it is. It is only as big as it is because DL insists on routing half of their network through it. It has way less O&D than other megahubs. Oversized? No. ATL is incredibly efficient, much better layout and less delay prone than ORD and t...

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by 777Mech
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15348

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

How much bigger do you want ATL to be? Currently, it has 207 gates and with the T expansion and the new 10 gate concourse G, it will boost the overall gate capacity by 7%. That will be more than twice as much as DEN. Looks like DFW currently has 165 gates. Looking way ahead into the future, there i...

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by 777Mech
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15348

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

Right on JFK, shows how myopic Americans can be it took about 6 or 7 posts until someone brought it up. It’s “when not if” Atlanta is overtaken by an airport outside of US. The only thing saving ATL right now is that Beijing is opening a second international airport (I’m not counting NAY), and not ...

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by 777Mech
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 48800

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N346DN

What's the reason for these new aircraft being delivered to Kansas City? Seems like an odd place.


ATS does the PTS and 2Ku installation in MCI.
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N776AU wrote:
audidudi wrote:
3046, N346DN, ferried from MCI>ATL earlier today, and immediately entered service:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N346DN

What's the reason for these new aircraft being delivered to Kansas City? Seems like an odd place.


ATS does the PTS and 2Ku installation in MCI.

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by 777Mech
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15348

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative Tmio Other Megahubs?

jfklganyc wrote:
You are looking in the wrong places...

Atlanta will be knocked off the top spot by a city in Asia.

That’s the future...


If you think it's going to be PEK you have another thing coming.

Daxing will be opening next year.

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by 777Mech
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15348

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

If one looks at the master plans of the major US megahubs, it's noticeable how little additional gate capacity Atlanta is planning on building-a modest ~10 gate Concourse G for International Arrivals/Departures, which may not even be built . They'll also be doing a very modest expansion of the T ga...

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by 777Mech
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 71508

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Major engine fire for an A330-300 in ATL. Took off for LHR and 20-30 mins. in flight the right engine caught fire. The aircraft safely landed and they had the trucks come out to foam it out. I have a link to another thread where there are links to the images/ video are provided by the thread starte...

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by 777Mech
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire 4/18
Replies: 32
Views: 13649

Re: Breaking news: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n822nw


It is actually N806NW ship 3306. The passengers have been swapped onto 3322 to continue onto LHR at 2130 local.
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bgm wrote:
Looks like it's N822NW, a 3 year old GE A333.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n822nw


It is actually N806NW ship 3306. The passengers have been swapped onto 3322 to continue onto LHR at 2130 local.

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by 777Mech
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4066

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

MUC-ATL see's a lot of BMW traffic. I've seen many of them in business class and economy when I've been on the flights before. That makes sense - many probably connect to ATL-GSP to end up right next to the plant. You can follow the traffic just by the flight numbers. DL130 is a GSP-ATL-MUC route. ...

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by 777Mech
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71460

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Not sure I see the point of keeping something status quo if it's also now redundant. Good thing, then, that DTW will not be redundant. For DL to remain competitive on routings like BUF-NRT, DTW must continue to exist as a US-Asia gateway. Forcing such routings to double-connect makes DL's network f...

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by 777Mech
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71460

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

DTW becomes redundant as an Asian gateway with ICN now being the powerhouse. It's more passenger friendly for connections, and many more destinations than DTW has to offer. With the JV, ATL/DTW will pretty much stay status quo TPAC wise Not sure I see the point of keeping something status quo if it...

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by 777Mech
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71460

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Yes but I would think that the criteria should be based on when the application was filed. Not sure that Delta didn't know this and quickly moved that capacity from DTW to ATL so it had flexibility on the aircraft it used in the Detroit market after all if they were held to the 744 capacity that co...

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by 777Mech
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71460

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

I am curious has Delta not already violated this stipulation when they reduced DTW-ICN from a 744 to an A350 The joint venture wasn't approved until just recently. They can't retroactively enforce the rule. Delta didn't downgauge expecting for the stipulation, either Yes but I would think that the ...

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by 777Mech
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5151

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

Wondering what the thoughts are about ATL getting new international service? Delta has quite the grip here, and the airport could use more competition on routes. I'd assumed we'd get more if Amazon chose here, but why no ULCCs? ATL is woefully lacking in direct flights to Asia. The worlds busiest a...

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by 777Mech
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The DTW Charter and Cargo Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: The DTW Charter and Cargo Thread

Can this not be covered in the DTW thread?

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