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by TTailedTiger
Mon May 20, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

You’d really cancel for a deferred autopilot? How hard is it to hand fly? Like I said, I’ve done two Atlantic crossings in C-5 and six on non-autopilot-equipped fighters. Do a 7.8 with 7 refuelings or a 10.2 with three ARs. Actually, RVSM made it easier to hand fly—you had to stay below F285 and mu...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun May 19, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so conputery?
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so conputery?

McDonnell-Douglas has the best cockpit voice callouts imo. It tells you exactly what's going on rather than just a sound like on Boeing and Airbus.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat May 18, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About Older IFE Systems
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Question About Older IFE Systems

I remember around 2005 I was on a Delta 737-800 from DCA-ATL that had the drop-down LCD screens every few rows. As we got closer to ATL the screens scrolled through a list of gate assignments for passengers who were connecting to another flight in ATL. How was that information uploaded into the IFE ...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat May 18, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 17698

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

It’s quite easy to tell if your rum and Coke was made with Pepsi. It will just taste like watered down rum with a sugary aftertaste. No bite of carbonation like with Coke.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 17, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 707
Views: 115764

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

PDX? What a waste. No connecting traffic on either end and Delta has cut the route twice in the past. It should have been saved for JAL or ANA. Didn’t DL cut the route about 20 years ago? NW started it about 15 years ago and it hasn’t been cut since. They would have canceled it around 2009 had the ...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 17, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 707
Views: 115764

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

The fact that a carrier can strongly argue against a gateway and then be granted the very same gateway just two years later tells us the process is deeply flawed and biased. Not really. There are now more than double the number of slots there were two years ago. The low-hanging fruit has been picke...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 17, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 707
Views: 115764

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

PDX? What a waste. No connecting traffic on either end and Delta has cut the route twice in the past. It should have been saved for JAL or ANA.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu May 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 17698

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Bad move. Pepsi goes flat by the time it takes to move the cup from the table to your lips.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue May 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 4667

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

I wonder if UA will ever try SFO-MEM. Can an E175 make the trip?

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by TTailedTiger
Tue May 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16116

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

You are blaming the 737NG for going off the runway? The pilots are just along for the ride? I think you've read Stephen King's 'Christine' one too many times. I think he meant to say that the 737NG has more runway overruns than other planes, if everything else is equal. So apparently it is more pro...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue May 14, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16116

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Have you been living under a rock? It's well known that the above are all updates of older generation aircraft. Nobody is disputing that. It's just there are some posters who are in complete denial that the 737NG and MAX are different variants of the same plane. I'd much rather fly on the 'older' 7...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue May 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16116

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Wow, the mental gymnastics on this thread are really something. :rotfl: The 737NG IS an older version of the 737 MAX. This is exactly why Boeing got into this mess by quite literally pimping their 737 to the max. And yet rarely is it ever brought up these days that the A320 and A330 are older versi...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue May 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16116

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

chiad wrote:
What ...?!?
The Boeing 737-800 IS an older version of MAX!!!


No, it isn't. The 737NG is the third generation of the 737.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon May 13, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 123
Views: 11956

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Elementalism wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports.


WTO would slap them for illegal subsidies.


But yet the WTO remains silent on Airbus walking away from their A380 loans.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon May 13, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7104

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

CVG-LEX was about the same distance and DL used to operate it with an MD-88. It took longer to board the plane than the flight itself.

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by TTailedTiger
Sun May 12, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1302
Views: 129461

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

and it gets worse .. https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/05/10/politics/boeing-737-emergency-procedure/index.html Some emergency checklists have not been updated since 1967... I can't imagine this will be a quick fix.. could drag on for many more months ... But wait! Were they not just making a safe plane...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun May 12, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?

Delta used to regularly send all barients of the 767 to LGA.

It's funny that the airlines claim to care about the environment but now they have 18 737/320 on LGA-ATL instead of 10 767's like the used to.

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by TTailedTiger
Sun May 12, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1302
Views: 129461

Re: 737-10MAX - Potential problem?

As far as I know there is no MCAS on the Max 10.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat May 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 21746

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

They can barely keep their domestic operation together. Add widebodies to the mix and they'll be dead in less than 3 years. Agreed. JetBlue will never touch Southwest's success and these foolish ideas show just how dysfunctional and arrogant they are. JetBlue is non-existent in the southeast and Mi...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat May 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 103
Views: 21746

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

santi319 wrote:
Widebodies imminent!!


Source?

Widebodies and LCC's just don't mix well. WestJet has had to transition to a full service airline now that they have the 767 and 787.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat May 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 766
Views: 133400

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

How many crew members would be required for such a long flight?

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 10, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16220

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

And Boeing says..."who?".

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by TTailedTiger
Tue May 07, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 87
Views: 5760

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

I was on an Westjet 737-800 just prior to the Grounding. The Emergency Procedure Card in the Seat back said 737-800/MAX They will just change the Emergency procedures to say Boeing 737-8 instead of MAX - that will fool 99% of People. I would be surprised if they aren't reprinting them now. Agreed. ...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue May 07, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 766
Views: 133400

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I would think there would be a slight edge to the 777-8/9 since the same pilot pool can fly the 777 and 787.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue May 07, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 200
Views: 9849

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I don't believe science and religion have to be at odds with each other. I had brilliant biology professor and she had no issue with both being part of her life.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue May 07, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2563

Re: Sparing the rod?

I was never spanked as a child but I'll admit to getting a thrill when a girl gets a little rough with me. You wouldn't think a house slipper would sting so much. But it taught me to be on time for a date the next time. :smile:

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by TTailedTiger
Sat May 04, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 1948

Re: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty

A white cop in Florida was just convicted for shooting a black motorist who's car broke down.

And a South Carolina cop was convicted for shooting a black suspect who was running away.


So put a lid on the ”white people never get punished” tirade.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat May 04, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 80
Views: 17340

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Many of those new routes are replacing CR9/E175 flying. Any news on where that equipment will be sent? They really need to being back a few key business markets from CVG like MSY, MKE, PIT. Delta has pretty much admitted they went too far with CVG cuts with service to AUS, PHX, SEA restored and incr...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 03, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12268

Re: DL, why no B77W?

Sure, Delta Air Lines has ordered exactly 0 Airbuses since the DL-NW merger in 2008. All the new Airbus planes DL is receiving these days were ordered by NW, even the ones that did not exist back then (like the A320neo, A330neo & A350). [/sarcasm] Delta is operating a very large fleet of Airbus...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12268

Re: DL, why no B77W?

Additionally, based on the giant illuminated "Airbus" sign in the Delta museum at ATL, I think it's safe to say Delta is likely to stick with Airbus for the foreseeable future. Why would they put that in the museum? Aside from a handful of A310’s they got from the Pan Am acquisition Delta...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12268

Re: DL, why no B77W?

Additionally, based on the giant illuminated "Airbus" sign in the Delta museum at ATL, I think it's safe to say Delta is likely to stick with Airbus for the foreseeable future. Why would they put that in the museum? Aside from a handful of A310’s they got from the Pan Am acquisition Delta...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri May 03, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12268

Re: DL, why no B77W?

Isn't the A350 in the same size category as the 77W? They can always take the A350-1000 if they see a need for greater capacity.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed May 01, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & MCO ...what next?
Replies: 33
Views: 3954

Re: Delta & MCO ...what next?

ATL is not only the busiest destination from MCO, but MCO is the busiest destination from ATL (the world’s busiest airport) and the route is dominated by well over a dozen Delta 757s daily, and the flights are always packed. In fact, ATL-MCO-ATL is Delta’s busiest route. IIRC, Delta is the second-l...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8074

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

He spent $100,000 redecorating his office? How is that even possible? Congressional offices really aren't THAT big. Gay people really do like to redecorate... ;) ...and thank goodness, creativity has to emanate from somewhere, I mean imagine if straight designers of airline liveries and logo remain...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 53
Views: 9639

Re: Delta 321neo routes

ocaviation wrote:
I know the A220 is replacing the 717 on the SLC-SNA route, but will the A321 NEO replace the 757 on the ATL-SNA route?


I would imagine the 757 at SNA would be replaced with 73W, 738, A220. AA operates the 738 at SNA. After the 757 I think that's as big as it gets for passenger aircraft.

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All Elites Hate the Heartland
Replies: 36
Views: 2178

Re: All Elites Hate the Heartland

coolian2 wrote:
I'd rather live in a filthy city than be surrounded by family tree going in a circle Trump voters


Saying things like that is exactly why you will lose in 2020. You have such contempt for those you feel are beneath you.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704117

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I wish there was a thread with just the facts. When will this beauty be back in the air where she belongs?

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX crash makes NMA more likely?
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: 737MAX crash makes NMA more likely?

The NMA design is too far along to make any major changes. It will cover the 752-763 range. The US airlines need a plane for markets like DUS,STR,PSA,VCE,TXL,etc. More than the A321 can handle but less than a 787 or A330. How would you know how far along the NMA design is, and whether there could b...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX crash makes NMA more likely?
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: 737MAX crash makes NMA more likely?

The NMA design is too far along to make any major changes. It will cover the 752-763 range. The US airlines need a plane for markets like DUS,STR,PSA,VCE,TXL,etc. More than the A321 can handle but less than a 787 or A330.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15391

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

I didn't think pilots were guaranteed any certain base. No employee is guaranteed any certain job either. This is not about that. LJ above explains it quite well. But there are laws, rules and procedures to do things. And Ryanair is well known for not following rules that they don't like. Much diff...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15391

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

I didn't think pilots were guaranteed any certain base.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54298

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

The 777LR is young and is a better suited to the task. Why do some people make a big deal of wanting the A350 on LAX-SYD?

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 139
Views: 38707

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Does anyone know how to look up the aircraft that departed immediately prior to this flight? My industry friend says it was an A380 but I'd like to confirm the info. Wake turbulence can cause a severe rolling moment where your flight controls may not have the authority to overcome, this may explain...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vox: The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice
Replies: 17
Views: 5491

Re: Vox still doesn’t have a clue about what it’s on about

Boeing needs to sue them. It was purely fear mongering and nothing more. VOX doesn't a have clue when it comes to aviation and at the very least they were seriously negligent in publishing such content

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 47
Views: 11656

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Detroit313 wrote:
Delta always fighting against anything good for the workers. Immoral and unethical anti labor company with the dirtiest practices to make sure their employees don't unionize.


I am often critical of Delta but this just isn't the case at all.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8074

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

He spent $100,000 redecorating his office? How is that even possible? Congressional offices really aren't THAT big.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at Orange County
Replies: 54
Views: 5171

Re: JetBlue at Orange County

Everyone talks about the steep takeoffs at SNA, I'd like to experience it some day. One of my airline pilot friends told me that it's really not that steep but rather Orange County residents have their nose so high up in the air that it just feels that way. :smile:

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 79
Views: 12532

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Would the E190 make a good fleet? AA and JetBlue will be getting rid of theirs soon and they could pick them up at a reasonable price I would think.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 143
Views: 18382

Re: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Starting in September CVG-DCA moves to all mainline. 2X 717-200 1X 737-800 3x 717-200 you mean IND CR2: 1 E170: 6 CR9: 9 E175: 4 B717: 2 A319: 5 MD88: 10 B738: 2 B757: 1 B767: 1 41 Departures 15 Destinations 51% mainline BNA CR7: 2 E170: 1 CR9: 4 E175:8 B717: 10 A319: 1 MD88: 4 A320: 1 MD90: 4 B738...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 143
Views: 18382

Re: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

What do CVG and RDU look like for DL in S19? RDU CR2: 6 CR7: 10 CR9: 26 E75: 4 717: 10 M88: 4 M90: 2 320: 8 738: 3 739: 1 321: 5 763: 1 Total = 80 42.5 % mainline CVG CR2: 17 CR7: 11 CR9: 26 73G: 1 738: 20 739: 3 321: 1 763: 1 Total = 80 32.5 % mainline Starting in September CVG-DCA moves to all ma...

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