ehaase wrote:I think the 10 deferred 359's and 339's will eventually replace the 777's.
I think Delta has a pretty predictable LH fleet going forward. Once the 777s are gone, we’ll see the a339, a359, and a potential a350-1000 order replace them and the higher end of the 767s. The rest will be with whatever MoM is or whatever Airbus may offer for that segment. How much of each? Well.. ...Jump to post
Um, second thought: let's have Elon Musk work on the O'hare Express! Seriously, I'd love to see a high-speed "Loop" to downtown...if they could extend to the South Side and south surburbs, that'd be even better. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-hyperloop-musk/elon-musk-to-compete-to...Jump to post
Rust belt city destined to die is not in the cards one way or another. Some expansion will be agreed upon but the demise of Chicago or ORD as a global gateway is not going to happen. It would be nice to see AA expand both internationally and domestically when the RJs stop using H/K gates and AA has...Jump to post
If we're mad that ORD is not a huge goliath of an airport unlike some others we could mention, let's face it, blame United Airlines. Face it. They've been in the driver's seat for years and they're the ones going down the road going 15 under the speed limit while everyone else is flying on by. UA a...Jump to post
My hopes are for a complete revamp of T2 and T3, with a major-ish facelift on T1 (updated interiors, new windows, and “small” stuff like that can go a long way to make it seem modern). I like the looks of T5 as it is now, with the different layout that changed a while ago. Hopefully a similar thing ...Jump to post
Interesting move, have we seen a firm business plan come out of IG? Be interesting to see what they plan, MXP is more suited to long haul, LIN is more preferred by local Milan business traffic is this correct? Yes, LIN is preferred for business traffic. I wonder what they plan on using the 787’s fo...Jump to post
Stunning. Can’t wait to see it in Delta’s livery, it’s also nice that the TATL segment will be getting some new aircraft (I fly this a lot and the 767s are the quite literally getting old). I wonder if they’ll put the DL widget on the winglet, similar to the a350. Hopefully it’ll have a successful r...Jump to post
According to the Reuters article, the 737 MAX, 787, and A330s will be supplied by Qatar to Meridiana to help it grow. Will also get a rebranding. I’m hoping that they buy the AZ name and transform into AZ, without the more negative aspects.Jump to post
This proposal is entirely realistic and not idealistic. Western access was a political ploy and never meant to actually happen. A full rebuild and reconfiguration is not needed badly at all. In today's presentation they mentioned that all of T1 needs a new roof which is no small feat. What remains ...Jump to post
This is gonna be interesting... I wonder if they are doing a general remodernization of the interiors of the existing terminals, maybe opening up T3 since it’s not changing much. It will be very interesting in 10 years to see what comes out of this.Jump to post
I guess Trudeau's decision to pander to his Quebec support base by bailing out Bombardier at the expense of the taxpayers in the rest of Canada did not pan out so well... And Boeing has been bailed out and living mighty fine with massive tax breaks. I think it's a terrible move, and seriously will ...Jump to post
Boeing will end up paying the most in the end. Because what goes around comes around. As many have said, they’ve pissed off Canada and Delta, and that’s a start. With the narrow body delta order coming soon, I wonder what will happen then... But, If Boeing finds this as an effective tool, and they c...Jump to post
I’m in the JetBlue should stay camp. I’ve never flown them, but I’m itching to try it out. If they could expand into the Midwest, I’d fly them a hell of a lot more.
Once the a321Lr comes to them, It’s obvious that tatl will happen.
I agree with all that’s been said here. I don’t think we’ll see anything new until well after all of the in development aircraft are out and flying with the airlines.Jump to post
Just kill the airline and get on with it. AZ is a mess that cannot be fixed. All parties except the workers would be better off for it. Normally I would sympathize with them but they helped do this to themselves. And then what? Leave Italy, a huge tourist destination and powerful economy, to the LC...Jump to post
Of all the airlines mentioned, I think the best bets are IAG, LH, DL, and EY (in no particular order). If DL or EY can’t get full control because of the rule, then so be it. In my opinion if Lufthansa bought in to AZ and got complete control something could get done, but as others have stated, the u...Jump to post
So, to sum up what this thread has been, two users arguing about who said what and how and what they implied with their writing. To steer it straighter, this is how I see the a350’s in NA. DL: 100% (duh) AA: 30% UA: 50% Why? Well DL took their delivery of the first, AA has differed them similarly to...Jump to post
Nicoeddf wrote:So will Delta find a way to get out of this horrible Airbus contract they wrongfully got themselves into and buy some real machine 777 instead?
Could this be the one of the design options for the new ORD?
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(How tf do you add pictures to these things it's so confusing)
I read in a different thread that the a350-1000 recently conducted its flight where a bunch of Airbus staff flew on it as passengers. It flew on a 13 hour flight, and it was like 25% more efficient than the 77W. Once the 77W's are out of style, I think the a350-1000 will take over very quickly. If s...Jump to post
I like the minimalistic look of the scheme. The white is perfectly fine by me, and, similar to the new air Canada livery, what looks good on a 787 probably won't look good on a 767-300 or a320. The 787 has the right shape and wing curvature for the golden stripe to accent the livery beautifully, but...Jump to post
BOS is a domestic hub. Only 5 intl destinations. The thread author didn't specify that we are only talking international hubs. But yes you are correct, currently it is not an international hub. Another possibility in the future, is some sort of midwest hub for AS or B6. Plenty of old hub airports w...Jump to post
Delta definitely made mistakes in their plans to acquire the A350 and A330NEO. - Ordered too soon. The market changed, so they don't really need to introduce new types yet. Maybe also due to a lack of SEA growth (it is flat 1Q17 v 1Q16)? I would argue they need the CSeries (along with other NBs on ...Jump to post
From the looks of it and unfortunately for CVG and Memphis, Delta Stragety paid off well by reducing Delta CVG hub and Memphis former Northwest hub and shift flight to Detroit and Minneapolis. The only question is can those hubs grow organically now? I think they will and can. I think it's importan...Jump to post
This, in my eyes, is a very interesting topic, but what do you guys think will happen in the next 50 years of commercial aviation for the United States? What mergers will we see? Increased service to what other parts of the world? What airlines will be on top? Will we see more US carriers serving fa...Jump to post
I live in Madison, WI, and when I fly from MSN (home airport) and I choose delta its pretty much a tie between MSP and DTW. They're really nice airports, especially DTW, it's so modern and works amazingly well. DTW, I feel, offers more connections than MSP, but I may be wrong. MSP is a great connect...Jump to post
The 787 is a 767 / A330 replacement. Commercially speacking, the 767 is already gone because of the A330 success. And now, it is the time of the A330 decline because of the 787. Except Airbus betted that they could still sell numbers of A330NEO or even CEO to customers with large A330 fleets and/or...Jump to post
If the commonality between the a359 and a339 is pretty good, why wouldn't they operate two smallish fleets (15 a359s + 15 a339s) of each and they could cover broader part of the market. I know this is unlikely given the 787s but Airbus fans are allowed to dream too.Jump to post
What was that nonsense about the whole Elite airline and LCC polarization? That's just dumb, there are some people who are inbetween (me included). I'd rather pay more and fly Y where I get food, free entertainment, USB and AC power, "comfortable seats", free checked bag, free carry on, an...Jump to post
The market is too big and too important to not have a FSC flag carrier. I'm not saying they should keep AZ, but my guess is that AZ is going to somehow stick around. If there's any way they do the thing that people are talking about, where all the labor contracts are gone and cuts can happen wheneve...Jump to post
Has anyone considered the possibility that Italy needs a major network full service carrier? Find me a larger more important economy without a FSC "flag carrier". There isn't one. That's why I think Alitalia will survive in some form, more likely than not rebooted after emerging from a fo...Jump to post
The brand is so beautiful and especially to me (an Italian) I couldn't watch them die off. What they need is someone experienced to take full control over the airline, and just cut jobs, and do everything and anything to make the airline profitable. It annoys me how much influence the unions have, b...Jump to post
seahawk wrote:They rejected the rescue plan???
Ok, the company is beyond hope.
Alitalia had a vote with its workers to make around 1600 job cuts and 30% reduction in salary, as part of a larger business plan to cut costs and remain flying. Now the unions rejected that vote, and AZ is in talks about liquidation. I'm not too good with bankruptcy and stuff, so what happens now? S...Jump to post
I only know mostly about ORD, and I can see it happening.. there is a 9 gate T5 (international) expansion going on, as well as a T3 AA 5 gate expansion. There were talks of a T2 redevelopment, and adding more concourses, but more details on that by the end of the year I think. I thought the T5 expa...Jump to post
I only know mostly about ORD, and I can see it happening.. there is a 9 gate T5 (international) expansion going on, as well as a T3 AA 5 gate expansion. There were talks of a T2 redevelopment, and adding more concourses, but more details on that by the end of the year I think.Jump to post