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by DL757NYC
Wed May 22, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 62
Views: 7582

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

Boeing offered a rewinged 757 with new engines to airlines and they all came back with they wanted something 20 percent larger than the 757. The A330 and 321 would not be able to compete with that offering. If Boeing delivers a product the airlines are asking for Airbus wouldn’t be able to compete. ...

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by DL757NYC
Tue May 21, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 5469

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

UA857 wrote:
Will UA, DL, and AA ever return to the Middle East?


Don’t hold your breath. It’s way to dangerous

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by DL757NYC
Tue May 21, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 180
Views: 10093

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

About time! American gas offered them a contract that is 100 times better than what they get at United and Delta. No they didn’t Concessions They are asking for the following: 1. Increases of outsourcing and a loss of 2,200 Mechanic jobs in heavy maintenance. 2. Increase of outsourcing of line main...

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by DL757NYC
Fri May 03, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12290

Re: DL, why no B77W?

jfklganyc wrote:
A captain that flew for Pan Am and Delta and retired once told me “delta doesnt like big planes.”

It held true 20 years ago and it holds true today.

And they may be on to something



Amen they don’t.

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by DL757NYC
Fri May 03, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12290

Re: DL, why no B77W?

I am not sure if this has been asked or discussed in this forum but why didn't Delta Airlines order the B777-300ER? If they did, will it work out for them? AA and UA seems happy with their B77W Give it a few years when Airlines starts dumping. 10 years old 777-300’s for the 777X Delta will have the...

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by DL757NYC
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Overnight Parking
Replies: 13
Views: 3604

Re: LaGuardia Overnight Parking

Every time I look at the title of this topic, I think it is about where you should park your car at/near LGA if you're going to leave it overnight. Me too. I have a great system over in Whitestone on 144 Place in between 20th and 14th ave there is no alternate side parking then I jump on an Uber fo...

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by DL757NYC
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54357

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

So I'm planning a trip to SYD and found out the old 77L is still on the LAX-SYD route. I did a search and someone said here that the DL A359 even with the 275t upgrade can't fly LAX-SYD with full payload. For such a long trip I'm planning to book AA's 789 because of the lower cabin pressure (my ski...

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by DL757NYC
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly temporarily replaces A330neo ops with A380 with Air Senegal
Replies: 30
Views: 9299

Re: Air Senegal replaces A339neo with leased HiFly A380 for temporary period of time

let's see how the economics will run on this flight considering how it went as a nightmare for Norwegian due to external factors & problems relating to load factor with on their Gatwick to JFK service. How was it a nightmare for Norwegian? As far as I know, the delays out of JFK because of limi...

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by DL757NYC
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704582

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If the grounding drags out beyond summer would AA hold off retiring the MD-83 and even pull some out of storage as a stop gap

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by DL757NYC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 19073

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a ...

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by DL757NYC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 19073

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

I wonder if the 787 RR engine problem drags on or gets worse will some carriers pick up some used 777.

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by DL757NYC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 16569

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

Anyone know from whom they are leasing the 767s ? Are they a dry lease (ie Icelandair operated) or a wet lease (operated by another airline) ? If the 767s are to be operated by an airline other than Icelandair, and that airline happens to be relatively unusual, I might find myself needing to go to ...

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by DL757NYC
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21251

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

At this point, US airlines flying these tattered 763’s anywhere are a disgrace. No wonder the US-3 are a joke....flying ancient relics with terrible dispatch rates and old grandmamas grumpy F/A’s to Europe! While European and Asian carriers fly new or properly renovated planes, having nice cheerful...

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by DL757NYC
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 591078

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The bigger question is the reliability of the AOA sensors on brand new planes.

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by DL757NYC
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Delta retire NWA's 747-200F?
Replies: 22
Views: 3611

Re: Why did Delta retire NWA's 747-200F?

Who is to say it was a Delta decision there was a heavy NW influence in the corporate structure after the merger.

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by DL757NYC
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709071

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If Boeing had redesigned the wing box to fit the engines how much would that have cost them compared to this grounding,lawsuits and potential lost orders? Would it have been considered a new aircraft?

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by DL757NYC
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 571
Views: 90189

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

They have 47 more coming, and A332, 772 aren't going away anytime soon. They can always keep the "older" 772 longer instead of replacing with 789. It's because the 772's were certified in the late 90s, right? 2002-03 built 763: old and aging. 1998 built 772: high CASM and economical. I'm ...

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by DL757NYC
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16273

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

They also have some late build TWA frames 20-22 years is barely used with the MD-80 series. The fuselage is rate for something like 100k cycles or something ridiculous.

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by DL757NYC
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704582

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Do you guys think WN will drag out of the desert the stores 737’s that don’t require a heavy maintenance check. I know the MAX is a small part of their fleet but I would imagine they don’t have too much slack in the fleet You all just think you fly a plane back? 1. The airline normally doesn’t own ...

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by DL757NYC
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704582

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Do you guys think WN will drag out of the desert the stores 737’s that don’t require a heavy maintenance check. I know the MAX is a small part of their fleet but I would imagine they don’t have too much slack in the fleet

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by DL757NYC
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 DSS-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 6643

Re: Delta 757 DSS-JFK

clipperlondon wrote:
Good ole Daddy Long Legs! Life in the old girl yet!

And yes the A321XLR is the logical successor, no matter what anyone says. So there!



The A321XLR would it be able to do Africa cities like Accra

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by DL757NYC
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 DSS-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 6643

Re: Delta 757 DSS-JFK

I need to do two trips to Dakar next year, and been targeting this flight. Pretty awesome the 752 can get it done. No lie-flat beds though, so.... probably have to route via AMS or something. But, I saw that and thought the same thing, pretty incredible mission for the plane to do! It’s not awesome...

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by DL757NYC
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704582

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737_rudder_issues

Given what we now know caused these accidents, should the 737 have been grounded after US427 happened?



I remember flying on a 737 back then. I was 13 or 14 and was pretty scared.
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14ccKemiskt wrote:
Remember the rudder issues of UA585 and US427?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737_rudder_issues

Given what we now know caused these accidents, should the 737 have been grounded after US427 happened?



I remember flying on a 737 back then. I was 13 or 14 and was pretty scared.

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by DL757NYC
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704582

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

In the USA when was the last time a fleet was grounded because of crashes? Was it the 737 with the rudder actuator issue?

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by DL757NYC
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704582

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

If the MAX fleet is grounded would SOUTHWEST be able to pull 737’s stored back into service. If so how long would that take?

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by DL757NYC
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709071

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

For everyone saying Boeing should have made a clean sheet design to replace the 737, do you realize Boeing didn’t and doesn’t have the resources for a 737 replacement AND the 787??? It was one of the other. Clean sheet 737 replacement means no 787, giving away the market to the A350.. btw same thin...

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by DL757NYC
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?
Replies: 49
Views: 5194

Re: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?

Never thu tried to lengthen the runway in the 1980’s and the local community cried bloody murder. By the 2000’s most of the airlines left and for awhile there was only South West. The locals will oppose any attempt to increase traffic. The Dc-9 and 727 noise scared the community indefinitely. Even t...

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by DL757NYC
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34417

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

There is an article out today with quotes from Ed Bastian about how Delta wants to be the launch customer for the NMA Delta Air Lines CEO hopes Boeing decides to launch its New Mid-market Airplane soon because his airline must replace almost 200 older Boeing 767 and 757 jets slated to retire in the...

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by DL757NYC
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 85
Views: 14865

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

This event is the biggest aviation mystery of all time. Discussion has died out due to no new evidence/decelopments. However, pieces of the aircraft have been found, so we know that it didn’t “land at a secret air base.” Obviously it is somewhere in the SIO. I am of the belief that it was a rogue c...

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by DL757NYC
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 379079

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

What are the arguments against a weight shift like the Kalitta in Iraq? Cargo was relatively low density Amazon packages. Not heavy equipment. And it was essentially during straight and level flight. And if not full they normally carry a lot of empties that occupy space on the deck. And there is a ...

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by DL757NYC
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31738

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

juliuswong wrote:
I think three B767-300 are being scrapped in this photo:

Pity they never make it to freighter market.


There is zero chance any Delta 767 will be converted. They are flown until the wings almost fall off

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by DL757NYC
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does Las Vegas Sands use their aircraft for?
Replies: 33
Views: 8122

Re: What does Las Vegas Sands use their aircraft for?

Kanye West Chartered to fly to Japan. His regular private jet could make it transporting Kim Kardashian’s fat rear.

In all seriousness Kim K had it all over insta gram

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by DL757NYC
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 112
Views: 21212

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

The 757s (200) are being pulled from longer flights that don't need their performance capabilities and being replaced by 739 / A321 where feasible. They are both being used to add capacity on routes without changing frequency. Particularly at ATL where they can't really add more flights at peak tim...

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by DL757NYC
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 133
Views: 31748

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Boeing better get off the couch and cook up something new instead of reheating the 737. If Airbus gets an aircraft with the range and capacity need for the MOM. It will push Airbus orders way ahead of Boeing

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by DL757NYC
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 112
Views: 21212

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

questions wrote:
Do the 739 and 321 have different missions in Delta’s network? If so what are they? Are they used interchangeably? If so, when/how?


I love the technological marvel Boeing came up with. The 739 has this new tail stand. It’s going to take Airbus years to catch up to this level of innovation.

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by DL757NYC
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 112
Views: 21212

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

The 757s (200) are being pulled from longer flights that don't need their performance capabilities and being replaced by 739 / A321 where feasible. They are both being used to add capacity on routes without changing frequency. Particularly at ATL where they can't really add more flights at peak tim...

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by DL757NYC
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last EVA Air Cargo 747-400 ops in May 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2988

Re: Last EVA Air Cargo 747-400 ops in May 2019

If these are dedicated freighters they most certainly will be picked up by another company. Does anyone know the cycles/hours on them.

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by DL757NYC
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS A300 returns home for cockpit upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 3419

Re: First UPS A300 returns home for cockpit upgrade

My first thought when I saw the headline was, why is UPS spending money to upgrade these older planes? Aren't they going to be retired soon? I read the article and their oldest A300 is only 17 years old, so I guess they got them from the end of the line. (Which closed in 2007) Old is only relative ...

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by DL757NYC
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 53440

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

I supposed If Delta wanted to they could find a shop to overhaul the MD-90 engines. It has a large fleet where a shop may do the overhauls to gain other contracts with Delta. My father sometimes does small jobs for a large client where the money isn’t worth it. However the other business that comes ...

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by DL757NYC
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 12089

Re: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Aptivaboy wrote:
We tougher laws to deter this kind of Boeing on Boeing crime.



Boeing lives matter

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by DL757NYC
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 12089

Re: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

This morning this happened at Amsterdam Airport during pushback: (as far as I know; during pushback of the 747; the 747's winglet hit the horizontal stabilizer of the 787) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzRmWutXcAI7C2A.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzRmKtfXgAEEul7.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzR...

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by DL757NYC
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 723
Views: 118492

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Instead of going through all of this. Why doesn’t DL keep NRT as NW had it. They are flying a much more economical aircraft there. NW has/had a huge base at NRT I don’t think people care what airport in Tokyo they fly to. Keep a decent looking airplane. Good service and a great price. I am one obse...

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by DL757NYC
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 723
Views: 118492

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Huh? Except for ANA, Asiana, Thai, Singapore, Air China .. except for those small-time players, UA has ZERO partners... ;) Left out EVA :) It’s hard to overstate how strong UA is to Asia....DL and AA combined are smaller. Which is why I think people are right that UA will only get two or three pair...

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by DL757NYC
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 94
Views: 10386

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

They do but it won’t translate to 747-8i orders. I would consider the 777-9 a VLA. It can carry 400+passengers just like the 747

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by DL757NYC
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 94
Views: 10386

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

FlyRow wrote:
Yeah the 747-8 Will sell in hundreds now...


I can see the 747-8 take the same route the 767 did. Nobody wanted it then eventually orders started to role in. If the line can stay around long enough for the dedicated 747 freighters to age the 747-8 is the only game in town.

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by DL757NYC
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?
Replies: 163
Views: 20114

Re: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?

I predict that the 747 will be manufactured for years to come as a freighter.!The range and size along with the nose loading capability put it in a class by itself. When operators that fly the 747F need to replace them they will order the 7478F. The UPS order gave it time to add additional orders.

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by DL757NYC
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 723
Views: 118492

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Instead of going through all of this. Why doesn’t DL keep NRT as NW had it. They are flying a much more economical aircraft there. NW has/had a huge base at NRT I don’t think people care what airport in Tokyo they fly to. Keep a decent looking airplane. Good service and a great price. And let’s face...

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by DL757NYC
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757-200 ETOPS Replacement?
Replies: 46
Views: 8318

Re: Delta 757-200 ETOPS Replacement?

Luckily DL made some very smart purchases ie The TWA 757’s then they inherited quite a number of late builds from NW and they purchased the last 5 757’s ever built from 2004-05. So that decision won’t have to be dealt with for some years. The MOM from Boeing most certainly be an option by then.

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by DL757NYC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 19073

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a ...

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by DL757NYC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling
Replies: 48
Views: 13964

Re: Eva Air Criticized over Porn Grilling

Judging from the volume on the internet it appears to me that almost every person has something embarrassing on the internet with the % increasing as they spent more of their lives in the current digital age. So, the other issue is that it’s probably a much larger % of their employees than they ima...

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