Sorry if this is off-topic but why is DTW-AMS such a popular route? I didn't think DTW was a particularly big port of entry. Lots of automotive professionals flying it? The venture between KLM and Northwest was one of the first successful transoceanic joint ventures. Much of the capacity on that ro...Jump to post
The rich white people haven’t written the rules in South Africa for over 20 years, it’s the corrupt and incompetent ANC who write the rules today. This has happened on there watch with there people running the show. Oh for the good ole days, eh, Kiwirob? Frankly I don’t care, they can all die of th...Jump to post
I would imagine that being the only A338 customer makes the resale opportunities incredibly difficult and increases the cost for the lessor. I am surprised that the A338 left the factory in the first place, and it looks like it's going to be a waste of money for Airbus at this point. I wonder who wi...Jump to post
This article suggests the problem is beyond Cape Town, part of a broader drought in the region, urbanization, stolen water access, pollution and other factors: https://thewaterproject.org/water-crisis/water-in-crisis-south-africa If you listen to my South African mate it's also caused by corruption...Jump to post
Will they be joining oneworld?Jump to post
The white tail looks really bad.Jump to post
sixtyseven wrote:Let’s keep politics out of it because I think he’s an incompetent fool. Trudeau that is.
Lets focus on the matter at hand. Teal.
AI's recently announced Amritsar-Birmingham BHX service is a true point to point route.Jump to post
Westjet has been rumored to seek SkyTeam status by 2020. Other potential members: Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic I wouldn't count on WS, their CEO is very anti-alliance. I think it's only a matter of time before 9W joins, they stand to gain the most. That is changing. They are entering a joint ventur...Jump to post
Does AS mix their two premerger fleets? For example, if I was on a route that was AS only premerger, would I be able to fly on an A32X? Or do they only use repainted aircraft on these routes? Do the A32X stay within VX routes?Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:Forget the payload, the 777 more importantly is tire speed limited at DEN. Thats why UA never could launch NRT with the 777 and its short attempt at seasonal DEN-LHR was also restricted.
I would love if JetBlue used their profits to solve operational problems. Their on time ratings are continue to slip and slip.Jump to post
Why would a huge A330 customer like DL order 787s - an aircraft they've gone well out of their way to avoid operating - to replace their older A330s when they still have 25 more on the way? Well out of their way? They cancelled an order that Northwest paid way too much money for that had to be defe...Jump to post
AUS would welcome PAL with open arms, but I'm not exactly sure how big the Austin metropolis area would support the flight. It would definitely need good connection to the rest of Asia to serve as a one-stop hop. I can't handle a.net anymore. AUS-MNL. What's next, BOI-BKK? Thinking Boise, Idaho is ...Jump to post
seabosdca wrote:If NMA as currently imagined sees the light of day, the oval fuselage will be quite striking and prevent any chance of it being "cookie cutter."
As for a replacement for the 21 767-400ERs and 21 PMNW A330-300s, I'd look to the 787-10. Why would a huge A330 customer like DL order 787s - an aircraft they've gone well out of their way to avoid operating - to replace their older A330s when they still have 25 more on the way? Well out of their w...Jump to post
Why would Boeing give DL that luxury when they've dissed Boeing for many airplanes in the past? The rest of DLs recent Airbus aircraft choices have been mostly because of the great deals Airbus has been giving them, and the product and schedule they were delivering... the A330neos were supposedly s...Jump to post
I predict a strategy similar to what we are seeing in their TATL hubs: traffic is either fed through Amsterdam or Paris from a large variety of airports in the US through their joint ventures. Additionally, they have three transatlantic hubs that feed smaller markets within Europe (like Stuttgart) o...Jump to post
YYC-SLC operates Daily on an E175, is this a candidate for replacement? I may fly that route again someday, so the interest is purely selfish... :) Mark Possibly, but Delta has said that the bases for the CS100 are going to be NYC and LAX . The competitive advantage gained by using fuel efficient C...Jump to post
YYC-SLC operates Daily on an E175, is this a candidate for replacement? I may fly that route again someday, so the interest is purely selfish... :) Mark Possibly, but Delta has said that the bases for the CS100 are going to be NYC and LAX. The competitive advantage gained by using fuel efficient CS...Jump to post
DL realized that the 787 wasn't the right aircraft at the right time for them. Which honestly is a little surprising, with all the p2p TATL flying they do. It just seems the 787-8 would have been a perfect replacement for the 767's they had on those routes. The order they had must not have been a g...Jump to post
AS a huge user of 767 Delta and the world has been waiting too long for the 797. Boeing has been too worried about the "Emiratization" of the world's airplanes beling able to fly 8,000 miles. No one bothered to ask about the 5,000 mile market. The 787-9 and 777-9 fly up to 9,000 miles and...Jump to post
I thought I read that UA and SW will be the launch customers; and more articles pointed to UA. Guess DL realized they missed the boat on the 787 and figure they better not be left all alone again. They missed the boat the same way AA is presumably going to "miss the boat" on the A350 when...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The same can be said for MSP in regards to Seattle and Detroit. I don't think MSP will get ICN service first, precisely because: Delta doesn't want to tamper with their Haneda slots, and MSP-ICN/MSP-HND would be too much capacity. I would imagine MSP-ICN being a profitable and sensible route... if ...Jump to post
So with all these E-Jets transferring to the main hubs what is the chance routes like SLC-GTF-SLC will see E175 service by 2020? GTF-MSP was upgraded to an a319 during the summers so perhaps this route would be upgraded as well? I would say it's likely, DL and the SLC airport management have been t...Jump to post
JFK31R wrote:Perhaps a stupid question, but Delta does plan on using the C-Series as a mainline aircraft, or will they be farmed out to Endeavor and the others?
I've heard consistently that WN plans to dramatically expand DEN - I think this still has to wait until the new gates are in, but it is worth watching and seeing what happens. I really think DEN is going to reach an overcapacity collapse. It does have very strong O/D numbers and is optimally placed...Jump to post
If there is one airline that could actually use more gates at AUS, that would be WN. I'm sure if they had more, they'd launch more routes. As it stands, do they have gate space to add flights in retaliation to DL or F9? They are making a big deal about being the largest carrier at SAN, so I could s...Jump to post
You do? I saw it in other threads regarding the future of AA, and the possibility of them ordering the 777X. Appreciate the clarification. So, to be clear, you don’t “know,” as you represented. You read what others wrote so, ergo, you know. So what better way to “know” than to post a question? Not ...Jump to post
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 That was a mistake on my part :) I w...Jump to post
MD-88s are to be consolidated to ATL by late 2018. As the fleet starts to be drawn-down and centralize to ATL, the average stage length will continue to decrease. They will likely be regulated to short haul ATL flying where they still incur 5-6 cycles to day but shorter and shorter stage lengths. N...Jump to post
Another day, another rumor. This is what A.net has become. You have been right about the provincialism elsewhere... but Aer Lingus themselves said that they were considering using the additional A330 to either open Denver or keep as a tech backup for their fleet that has until now been stretched th...Jump to post
What are the chances DL brings back ATL-TLV and resumes flights to India (from anywhere)? I would imagine that an upcoming venture with Jet Airways is the kind of strategic investment DL can use to capture USA - India traffic for those wanting a lower cost option. I don't think there is much of a m...Jump to post
Any idea where the A330-900neo bases will be? ATL? JFK? SEA? Presumably where existing 330 bases are already, so SEA, NYC, DTW, and ATL will be initial bases. They will also be replacing 763ERs slowly if I understand correctly, so SLC and MSP may also be 33N bases. Obviously 25 aircraft aren't goin...Jump to post
This is a difficult question to identify because it's not something Delta identifies. Everything you're going to see here is going to be pure speculation. But I'd say it's likely routes in and out of other SkyTeam hubs like AMS, CDG, most or all transpacific routes, routes to Australia, and routes t...Jump to post
Just from my observation, I’d be scratching my head as to why DL is putting an awfully nice SkyClub into AUS if it were to remain a mere spoke (with only flights to other hubs/focus cities). They continuously tout themselves as becoming the airline of choice of young professionals, which would make...Jump to post
IMO, the best thing to do would be to simply start building satellite concourses to the south with an automated people mover (a la ATL or CVG). Of course, that may require the relocation of the infrastructure in the middle (i.e the air traffic control tower), depending on how many are built. As far...Jump to post
I've been to SLC a few times and I always thought it had a great location for a hub. Would be interesting to compare DL's position in Utah vs United's in Colorado in terms of connections especially now when SLC is expanding. The current terminal is just horrible. Good news - SLC is well underway bu...Jump to post