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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Random observations, tidbits, and thoughts from my travels this evening: - New pavement markings on the roadway from the north entrance from I-94 (I usually use the I-275 south entrance most of the time, unless I'm coming from downtown) - Long term parking in the McNamera garage recently increased f...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports not announcing service
Replies: 16
Views: 2662

Re: Airports not announcing service

You guys are have are asking a lot, but lets be honest, twitter isn't exactly the best medium to drive conversion to sales.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports not announcing service
Replies: 16
Views: 2662

Re: Airports not announcing service

Hey guys! What is the deal with airports not announcing Airlines service? For example, Elite Airways just announced KISP-KMLB and Frontier announced KISP-KFLL and Return of KISP-KRSW. As an airport, shouldnt ISP have spread the word on social media aswell as on all platforms? An airline is a busine...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I'm surprised that DTW-CAK didn't transition to OO pro-rate / at-risk, similar to the likes of ERI & SCE. Not sure how much of that is all the low fares and reverse leakage back to CLE, or that the majority of connecting flows from CAK can be flown more effectively on larger aircraft over ATL, b...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

In October, I see a 76W routing on DTW-SFO in addition to DTW-SEA.

Also, I think you mentioned before, that DTW-SJC was bumped up to a 739 instead of 738.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension
Replies: 76
Views: 10678

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension

Regarding the discussion about DL ending DTW-CAK: DTW-CAK was a capacity-purchase / fixed-fee route, typically operated by OO CR2, prior to that 9E CR2 and going back further XJ SF3. It was not an at-risk route, although in theory has the hallmarks of potentially being one. There are a few other rou...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 25
Views: 5061

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

I’ve only paid high level attention to recent construction updates in SLC and I happen to be connecting through there again in a few weeks. I haven’t been there since 2015.

Did they have to close off any gates for construction yet or is it still status quo in the old terminal?

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 97
Views: 10948

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Size and rail connectivity to much larger gateways.

NW did try DTW-BRU very briefly with a 75A in 2007 during its experiment with 757 TATL service. It was only flown one summer and didn’t come back. DUS lasted a did longer as did BDL-AMS and a few other routes.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Yeah, I suspect like others are speculating that DL PIT-CDG could be on death-watch with the likely yield / capacity trashing going on there. Since BA and EI are both part of the same holding company there is likely some degree or coordination at play. The thing is at least for now WW and something ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple charters into TVC?
Replies: 8
Views: 977

Re: Multiple charters into TVC?

Almost guaranteed to be flights to transport National Guard for training events at Camp Grayling which is about 50 miles east of TVC. It’s the largest national guard training facility in the nation and if you didn’t really happen to know about it you probably wouldn’t know it’s there back in the woo...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Aer Lingus will be interesting to watch. YUL seems like a given. PIT is a wildcard since that’s a lot of fanfare going to recently announced BA service to LHR. Granted PIT loves to throw money and incentives at flights but doubt they could throw it both these routes starting in the same season. DTW ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Putting TV monitors on poles or hanging from the ceiling would just add more clutter and senseless noise. It’s a no archaic in 2018 considering almost everyone stares at their own phones or mobiles devices to watch whatever they want than Airport CNN which is so 1994.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I think he's talking about the big wall-sized LED TVs that usually have CNN or an NFL game on. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I've even looked at those things. That was hi-tech stuff when it opened in 2002 though. Like said, DL replaced all original tube-TVs in the gate podiums around 2011...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

The screens being replaced are the flight information screens with all departures. As far as I know they aren’t replacing monitors in the gates. Last year they did the ones in the center of A and outside the C Skyclub. They added the other ones in the North and South A food courts when they redid th...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Former Mesaba Hangar
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: DTW Former Mesaba Hangar

Skywest uses the hangar and building for maintenance and DTW ops support.

Anyone remember when the hangar got hit by tornado and pancakes a few Saabs in the building?

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

ORF was seeing 717s when I last flew the route in 2015. It was actually one of the earlier 717 routes for DL when the started bringing the 717s to DTW. BHM, CHS all effectively over-fly ATL, so they will load-up on capacity into ATL before ramping-up DTW. CHS has seen the 717 seasonally before. MHT ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Eventually, as the RJ fleet starts to shrink in size, I would guess larger cities like STL would be among the first to go more/all mainline from DTW. But yes, for those who do like to bash DL diverting flows elsewhere, STL is almost a textbook example of logical flows being routed away from DTW. If...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Eventually, as the RJ fleet starts to shrink in size, I would guess larger cities like STL would be among the first to go more/all mainline from DTW. But yes, for those who do like to bash DL diverting flows elsewhere, STL is almost a textbook example of logical flows being routed away from DTW. If...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Actually, not all flights on DTW-STL are on RJs. For the past few years they typically operate 1-2 mainline, typically coinciding with the late-afternoon STL-DTW departure. Last summer when I flew this route, it was an MD88. Today DTW-STL operates: 1x CR7 (G7) 4x CR9 (G7) 1x 717 As flymco753 indicat...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 514
Views: 69716

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

When is the last B739 delivery?

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

There is a lot of big announcements for developments within the CoD over the past few weeks. Impressive news for neighborhoods like Corktown and Brush Park. This all bodes well for the future of the city proper. The region as a whole is still a bit stagnant, but at least there is a resurgange toward...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Initially, LAN lost a lot of luster as FNT became "Michigan's Low Fare airport" and saw a significant amount of leakage down I-69 to FNT. That was when C8, FL, and NW were duking it out when FNT was in its hey-day. Now, FNT is a shell of its former self. Like said, GRR is gained a lot of s...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Sounds like you visited around lunchtime when its usually pretty busy on the Riverwalk in front of the Ren Cen. Its super popular around lunchtime and in the early-evenings. Thats likely a representative of the background of the people who work in the auto industry as those are other global regions ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I love it how this forum nickel and dimes analysis of any new service to DTW, yet AA, UA and even DL to SLC are adding routes nearly entirely dependent on connecting traffic. Heck, CLT is nearly 90% connecting traffic for AA — 90% freaking percent — and yet CLT is planning a massive expansion. DL i...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1286
Views: 77322

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I love it how this forum nickel and dimes analysis of any new service to DTW, yet AA, UA and even DL to SLC are adding routes nearly entirely dependent on connecting traffic. Heck, CLT is nearly 90% connecting traffic for AA — 90% freaking percent — and yet CLT is planning a massive expansion. DL i...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12870

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

DL is taking delivery of 5 A350s in 2017 and 6 in 2018, with the 2018 delivery scheduled front-loaded with 5 out of the 6 to arrive in the first half of the year. DTW is the initial pilot base, and while aircraft are not "stationed" per-say in DTW right now ATL-ICN is the only non-DTW rout...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts
Replies: 65
Views: 12388

Re: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts

Lots of AA frequency cuts for January and February across the board. I realize these are seasonal drawdowns, but given that we are in mid-October, is there anything unusual about them? Does AA see a general softening of demand for that time period? It seems pretty typical that for almost all schedu...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18509

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

EAS makes sense in some capacity however it hasn't been reworked to adjust the realities and requirements of the current state of the industry, changes in network air service, and changes in improved ground/road access. There are many airports that perform well and meet the intent of EAS, however th...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IND - New Runway & Major FX Expansion Coming?
Replies: 55
Views: 8725

Re: IND - New Runway & Major FX Expansion Coming?

Let's not get ahead of ourselves. This looks like work to modify /expand/relocate the storm water collection system to enable FedEx expansion. Especially if they are going to be significantly expanding the amount of paved/built surfaces around airport property. Nowhere does this even sound remotely ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 visits DEN
Replies: 36
Views: 8050

Re: DL A350 visits DEN

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N501DN

N502DN - was in DEN Tuesday and back in DTW today after going to HSV
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N502DN
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N501DN
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N501DN

N502DN - was in DEN Tuesday and back in DTW today after going to HSV
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N502DN

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9071

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

Despite the fact I to am getting annoyed at both DTW people taking over a.net or thread-jacking other threads, I'll chime in here. DL doesn't serve DTW-HNL currently for a few reasons: 1) The A330 is too premium-heavy and can either make better revenue on international routes where they can sell hig...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 25865

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Remember that anything that feeds AMS CDG or LHR is all highly coordinated under the JV and based on factors around scheduling / hub feed, operations, fleet, marketing, and share. Saying that DL will fail on the Lax routes is silly because its Jv hub flights in dtw adding another CDg flight complime...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134505

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Every medium and large city is going to whore themselves out to attract Amazon HQ2. Every message board in every city and every city/region-specific thread on a.net is touting about how their city is the best for Amazon. Detroit is, far, far, far, from a sure bet from being where Amazon will go with...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52568

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

DL sent a rescue flight today to St. Thomas to get some US citizens out that have been stuck on the island since the hurricane.

DL is flying a 757 is flying ATL-STT-SJU-DTW this afternoon.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19114

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

When I was looking at flights last Thu/Fri, the flights to ATL/DTW/LGA/JFK that I could see with availability were going for $113 one-way on full-Y fares. Its entirely possible flights on longer distance to places like LAX/SEA/SLC/MSP could've been going for a bit higher but its a moot point as I co...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52568

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

NK moved their operations center from Florida and set-up temporary operations center in their new hangar in DTW. They ferried out and have put up about 250 families in the DTW area to help keep the airline running.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52568

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Aircraft are held at upline outstations or hubs that are not impacted by the storm. Aircraft that would otherwise be flying between affected airports have been ferried revenue/non-revenue out to unaffected airports (WN and AA primarily) Aircraft that would have been on the ground for maintenance, wi...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20436

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

I do cringe at the real or perceived though that all of these actions are being deemed heroic or being done for "publicity". The reality is that all people involved in the operation are doing their job, doing what is part of operations, and doing what they have to do, not expecting "p...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20436

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

This is another hall of shame thread on a.net that shows just how many people refuse to understand how this industry operates, the technicalities of airline operations, or listening to people who have experience in this area. To put things in perspective, estimates where there were 25 mph sustained ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52568

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

DL's additional flights to FLL, PBI, MIA are primarily large narrowbodies - A321, 757, 739ER plus some domestic 763 turns on ATL-FLL-ATL. They are using a combination of upgauging from smaller aircraft like MD88/MD90/A320 to larger frames and adding additional sections. For example, the inbound flig...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134505

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Not pure decreases in frequency but that partially explains why DTW-AMS is now being flown predominately with A330-200s instead of A330-300's offering fewer seats than in some years prior and how this offsets the need for when a 5th peak summer frequency has been flown. Route like IND-CDG pull from ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderators support DTW, censor any opposing view
Replies: 20
Views: 5849

Re: Moderators support DTW, censor any opposing view

I'm from DTW and I'm embarrassed by the ridiculous posters that rant and rave about DTW and anti-everything else on all the other threads that even remotely involve DL, WW, NK, ATL, ORD, YYZ, MSP, etc. I've been on this board for 15 years and its really gotten stupid in the past year or so since the...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134505

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

NK's universe is much more than just DTW. You guys sure talk like BDL and BNA are sure bets, but there are lots of other opportunities out there besides just DTW-specific routes for NK. That said, I see BNA more plausible than BDL.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134505

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I see that 21 seats are currently blocked for the WW inagural, the flight after has only 6 blocked, and flights after that have 2 or less, I would categorize this as weak but tax returns haven't came in yet so I'm sure some European vacations for S'18 are only in the planning phase for most familie...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 66935

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

DL is running 4 ATL-HOU flights this afternoon/evening. They are not planning to RON any aircraft in HOU tonight, so the MD-88 that arrives at 8:28pm will ferry back to ATL, and the last 717 flight arrives at 11:07pm is cancelled. Some of this is due to crews being out of position, not having to hot...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 57574

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

N501DN is currently parked on the hardstand pad at the north end of Concourse C since returning from NRT on Monday. Ironically this evening its parked next to a B744.

From a distance, especially at night it low light it doesn't look all that much different than an A330.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 16122

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 month from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

NYC is a notoriously junior base for because of the high cost-of-living in base and the challenges associated with commuting to/from NYC.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest UA* gets EAS to Moab, Vernal, Quincy, Cape Girardeau
Replies: 18
Views: 3308

Re: Skywest UA* gets EAS to Moab, Vernal, Quincy, Cape Girardeau

I would think branded RJ service into Moab would have the potential to do well within the confines of the EAS program. Moab is a great outdoors town with the proximity of the various national parks and recreation areas. Last year we flew out of GJT but would consider Moab in the future with branded ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 66935

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Pretty interesting to see the operations going out to get aircraft and stranded passengers and crews out of IAH and HOU. On Sunday, WN flew 5 737s HOU-DAL: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/27/us/southwest-humanitarian-airlift-hobby-airport/index.html https://thepointsguy.com/2017/08/southwest-houston-airl...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 66935

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

[photoid][photoid][/photoid][/photoid]In cases like this, the airlines will TDY in employees from other stations to assist or cover for the local employees when in recovery mode. Local employees may not be able to get to the airport or may have to deal with issues related to their home, family membe...

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