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by bfitzflyer
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 104
Views: 9563

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

Interesting if you consider, 25 years ago or so, KLM owned a percentage of NW. Now here we are with DL owning and NW and have a 10 percent stake in KLM/AF.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO International Terminal G Gate Delays
Replies: 11
Views: 1552

Re: SFO International Terminal G Gate Delays

Some of this will take care of itself I think. Aren't they going to make it so that you can go from A to G without having to go through security. Not sure on timing, but I see it here on terminal development site http://media.flysfo.com.s3.amazonaws.com/default/about/Terminal_Development_Projects.pd...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Older aircraft routes
Replies: 11
Views: 1382

Re: Older aircraft routes

Won't take long, insert Delta joke here

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to USA
Replies: 25
Views: 4028

Re: Level to USA

Jayafe wrote:
DY flies to FLL from BCN, not Level.

From BCN:

DY: San Francisco, New York, Fort Lauderdale (Florida) and Los Angeles
Level: Buenos Aires, Punta Cana, Los Angeles and San Francisco



Make that OAK for both DY and Level

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower Deck Lavatories / Aircraft type?
Replies: 12
Views: 1908

Re: Lower Deck Lavatories / Aircraft type?

I fly LH from MUC to SFO on an A346 and it had the lavs on the lower deck. This was around 10 years ago, but thought it was odd.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 221
Views: 31361

Alaska CEO on Airbus

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/new ... yptr=yahoo
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Nothing earth shattering here, Airbus will be around for a while, but ultimately sounds like back to all Boeing.

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/new ... yptr=yahoo

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 35255

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Frontier and Spirit sure make things interesting. They truly will try anything. Not that it sticks a lot of the time, but admire their creativity. It is rare when you see this from any of the big carriers.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over served cities
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Over served cities

Don't normally like to focus on negatives, but I always see posts that speculate about new service., Like the one right now on Nashville to Europe. On the flip side, what cities are over served with flights. Obviously some of the large hubs. An example I would give is all of a sudden the bay area al...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA dropping Qatar Etihad codeshare
Replies: 67
Views: 11217

Re: AA dropping Qatar Eithad codeshare

Perhaps EY and QR can partner with Delta instead. Delta said it wants back in the Middle East.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airline?
Replies: 80
Views: 8437

Re: Most underrated airline?

Flown CI 3 out of the past 4 years in all 3 classes and have been pretty impressed. Used to think EVA was way better, but the new 777W product is really well done.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA
Replies: 36
Views: 7137

Re: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA

EFA2014 wrote:
LF BWI-MCN AUG 0>1.7 SEP 0>1.7

Anyone know what airline this is?


Doing a google search this one makes no sense from what I see. LF is FlyNordic which is listed as defunct.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 18873

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

[ NW was the first operator of the 747-400, if any retro livery should be put on one of the remaining 747-400's by Delta , ONLY NW makes sense. And neither is this. So the point is to have delta which essentially the the final nail in pan am's coffin do a tribute for pan am on aircraft that was acq...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 18873

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

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NW was the first operator of the 747-400, if any retro livery should be put on one of the remaining 747-400's by Delta , ONLY NW makes sense.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would NW have left JFK?
Replies: 21
Views: 4632

Re: Would NW have left JFK?

I just remembered another JFK route by NW. Mid to late 80's, NW did JFK-OSA continuing on to SYD.. I believe Australian government got involved as this broke the air treaty, don't remember the details.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would NW have left JFK?
Replies: 21
Views: 4632

Re: Would NW have left JFK?

Did they? Besides AMS, what cities in Europe were served and in what timeframe? I know BOS was a mini hub for a while In the early to mid 80's I know they did some of the Scandinavian routes from JFK - Oslo, Stockholm or Copenhagen. Not sure of exact cities, but I recall they used to do TPA,-JFK-Sc...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Secondary China Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3579

Re: US-Secondary China Thread

All of these routes put together with other China/Asia routes has definitely made it a consumer's dream. Routinely see flights from SFO to most of China/SE Asia around 600 dollars or even less.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would NW have left JFK?
Replies: 21
Views: 4632

Re: Would NW have left JFK?

I think they would have kept JFK. I believe they also did at least part of the year AMS. They still were a part of skyteam and would have probably kept MSP/DTW connections for international.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers cancelling New York route
Replies: 46
Views: 10742

Re: China Airlines considers cancelling New York route

Also while PR may not have the greatest reputation in service that doesn't really matter, people will overlook service for price/schedule. The problem with CI is its reputation hits it in an area that does actually matter and where passengers will actually actively book away: safety. I agree, CI st...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today
Replies: 21
Views: 4221

Re: AC YUL-ALG and YYZ-BOM begin today

There are several reasons that should make this route a slam dunk for AC : - Mumbai is the most populous city in India, and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. It is the financial, economic, and entertainment capital of the Indian subcontinent. Toronto is one of the largest cities i...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 9912

Re: Hong Kong Airlines plans LAX

Surprised they didn't do SFO first with the large population from HKG and the area.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA South America hub post-MIA pre-CO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Re: UA South America hub post-MIA pre-CO?

I remember flying a route from SFO to SCL on UA in November 2001. Granted this was in the period after 9/1. On the return there was literally two of sitting in coach on a 767. Clearly on my dates the route was not performing for them.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown To?
Replies: 103
Views: 6382

Re: What's The Most

Not sure if this counts, but a grass landing strip in the Okavanago delta, Botswana had to circle once as elephants were on the landing strip.
Kilimanjaro, KIA
Zanzibar - ZNZ
Thandwe - SNW for Ngapali beach, Myanmar
Caticlan - MPH for Boracay island, The Philippines

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 4921

Re: Your longest flight

UA SFO-SYD 747-400
CX SFO-HKG 747-400

with connection same day, SFO-KIA via Istanbul -TK 773ER and 737-900

SFO-DEL via Taipei CI 773ER and A330

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could MIA become a global gateway?
Replies: 51
Views: 4911

Re: Could MIA become a global gateway?

I do think by geography, MIA really should try to develop the African market, if there is money to be made that is.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 18873

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

JannEejit wrote:
The time to do a Northwest memorial was at the time of the merger. This not about Northwest, it's about remembering the first US 747 operator.


As Delta acquire NW, I think this would be upsetting to a lot of NW employees if they did this. Just my two cents...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 18873

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

I don't have a stake in this either way but I do wonder how many former Pan Am employees still work for Delta and how many Northwest employees still work for Delta. I'm thinking there are more Northwest employees still working for Delta. Since Delta inherited the 744 from Northwest not Pan Am why n...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and rapid aircraft retirement.
Replies: 22
Views: 2195

Re: Airlines and rapid aircraft retirement.

I think the MD-11's by Delta and AA went pretty quickly.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?
Replies: 148
Views: 16193

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

DL’s Asia strategy as people above have noted is to have gateways to Asia from SEA, LAX and DTW. They will also have Asia flights from other hubs/gateways. DL has as many options to grow the west coast to Asia from hubs as UA does. DL has SEA and LAX. UA has SFO and LAX. DL also has PDX. If you wan...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue May 30, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What route announcements to expect within the next month?
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: What route announcements to expect within the next month?

If the DL/KE joint venture is announced I would expect some route announcements with it. Say, MSP-ICN or BOS - ICN, as examples.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed May 24, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 9143

Re: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017

ANA787 wrote:
Which will be operated by AM and which by DL?


All routes except CUN and SJD are on AM

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by bfitzflyer
Wed May 17, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 409
Views: 106159

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

I was in terminal 3 last night for 3 hours(weather in SF, shocker) and they have put in all new carpeting which helps a bit. They put in charging stations for portable devices. Other than that there is burger king and starbucks. The seating is an issue, every seat pretty much taken in the center, so...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed May 17, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 409
Views: 106159

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

I flew in and out of LA today from SFO and terminal 3 is lacking, a lot of work to be done. That said, I was impressed with how well they had people all over asking you if you need help. I think this move has gone about as good as could be expected.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun May 07, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants Of International Airports.
Replies: 75
Views: 13044

Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Not sure if this counts but Don Mueang and Gimpo in Seoul. Both are still open and both have regional operations, but are not the main international airport.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu May 04, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE
Replies: 42
Views: 8108

Re: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE

Shocked that we haven't heard DTW is the answer! Maybe the moderators have finally put this DTW is the world nonsense to bed! No real local market for DTW to most of Latin America, anyway. It would be ludicrous to add any flights in that direction. I can't resist. But DL flies DTW - GRU and has for...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed May 03, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 4869

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

Curious after UA, was Pan Am next or NW or another carrier?

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 13802

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

SFO even after terminal 1 is complete it is going to continue to be very tight.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 84
Views: 10886

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

Jet Blue I personally think has a problem with it's route structure. It has two big hubs both in the NE and they are both strong. Where the problem is, is that at least 50 percent of their routes are to leisure destinations, Florida and the caribbean. I know they fly to a lot of other places, but wo...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska Airlines add nonstops from Houston or Phoenix to California?
Replies: 15
Views: 2510

Re: Will Alaska Airlines add nonstops from Houston or Phoenix to California?

It will be added, but not so sure it will be that quick. PHX is pretty competitve to the bay area with AA, UA, SW. Frontier and allegiant from Mesa. Actually Houston either airport is probably less competitive.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.
Replies: 84
Views: 11041

Re: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.

How on earth is this even true? I would never drive to SJC to catch a flight from my house. Even OAK is a stretch, and would only make sense for me early in the morning or late at night when the traffic isn't bad. SFO is my only sane option. Because only a fraction Bay Area airport users actually l...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's problem
Replies: 24
Views: 4497

Re: Alitalia's problem

They used to have a larger operation at Malpensa and they lost money back then too....

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large out stations for alliances
Replies: 20
Views: 3062

Re: Large out stations for alliances

SFO for both OW and ST, not sure about 75 percent, but quite a few and even some connections via AA and DL to US domestic.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

Re: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines

wow, #1 european airliune Aeroflot??

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yahoo Industry news about airline business was changed
Replies: 17
Views: 3408

Re: Yahoo Industry news change

I think they did it to be consistent with mobile platform, but it sucks.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yahoo Industry news about airline business was changed
Replies: 17
Views: 3408

Yahoo Industry news about airline business was changed

http://finance.yahoo.com/industry/major_airlines
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Ok, I know it's Yahoo, however I did like them for there Finance Industry news. If anyone else uses this have you noticed how they have ruined it the past couple days with a new format. See link below:

http://finance.yahoo.com/industry/major_airlines

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48626

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Good news for both and gives DL more access to probably best connecting hub in NE Asia. i guess I was thinking that with the announcement we would have seen the launch of a new route or two, not previously announced, but if approved, sure this will come in time.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting DL gauge changes this Winter
Replies: 11
Views: 2023

Re: Interesting DL gauge changes this Winter

May also have to do with 747 retirements and 359 maybe delayed in service on international, so move the 772 's to the 359 routes until ready. Nothing definitive on this just makes sense to me.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Flights within the USA and North America
Replies: 73
Views: 7120

Re: 747 Flights within the USA and North America

NW - Did MSP to TPA back when TPA was a minihub at times in the winter
NW - SEA - HNL
NW - LAX - HNL
NW - SFO - HNL
NW - MSP - MKE
NW - MKE - JFK
NW - SEA - ANC
NW - MSP - LAX
NW - MSP - SFO

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 176
Views: 18031

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

I am sure the HND flight is doing well with business travelers and all the connections into MSP

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