https://thepointsguy.com/2017/08/ny-delta-first-cs100-jet/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-14/delta-memo-signals-plan-for-new-bombardier-jet-in-l-a-new-york These were the articles quoting Glen Hauenstein saying "The first one is going to New York". Didn't specify JFK or LG...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. No...Jump to post
Anyone know why A350 506DN diverted to Minneapolis operating ICN-DTW? I know there was weather in DTW this am, but they swapped airplanes and used an A333 for the continuation. I am guessing that the crew of the A350 timed out and they were able to get A330 crew to MSP faster than A350 crew. DTW wa...Jump to post
Well, the past 7-8 days for Chicago and Detroit has been one of the snowiest weeks we've seen in several years. Not so much the amount, but it literally snowed every day and sometimes for 12-18 hours at a time.
They've probably had to apply Type IV on 75% of their departures in the past week.
It always fascinates me to see all of the hate on this board, other sites around the internet, and from passengers in general for the CRJ-200? I must be the rare person that actually doesn't mind them and actually enjoys flying them, at least on routes that are under 1.5 hours. I do a fair amount of...Jump to post
Long-thin routes that consume a significant amount of block time during the operating day. They have to either have sufficient O&D or contribution to SLC spokes to make sense versus connecting over the larger hubs in ATL, MSP, DTW. For example its more optimal and cost-effective from a network p...Jump to post
I'm highly skeptical but at best is an O&D focus city to capture more premium traffic to/from AUS and markets where DL has a strong position. No way is it meant to be a connecting hub or linking small markets with minimal O&D traffic to AUS. At best, you are looking at an IND/BNA/RDU type op...Jump to post
As others have said, everything is seniority based in terms of bidding position, aircraft, and base. When DL was onboarding 717s, they posted vacancies in specific bases including captain and First officer positions in specific bases. Pilots were selected based on preferences based on seniority orde...Jump to post
Oh, boy where do I start…… I think we had a pretty in-depth conversation about DTW Concourse C in 2017, buried in one of the DTW Air Service Discussion Part 27 threads. I am going to start saving my posts in OneNote so I can copy-paste the same responses over and over again. 1) Master Plan - the mas...Jump to post
The issues in Metro Detroit are far more complex and much deeper than just mass transit. That said, it sounds good in theory but not just the residential population but the business centers are wildly dispersed around Metro Detroit. Downtown/Midtown/New Center only compromises about 20% of the regio...Jump to post
The "draw-down" of 50-seaters is an often touted message by leadership at DL but appears to be a bit unclear at times. Yes, they have significantly reduced their fleet of 50-seat RJs from the high-water mark of over 300+ aircraft in 2011 down to somewhere around 100 today. The markets to b...Jump to post
Summary of Skywest Inc. (OO & EV) Air Service Agreements:
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data ... 30x10q.htm
Where did 9E's CR7s come from?
What is the deal with OO CR2 at-risk flying? I know a lot of it it EAS but some is purely at-risk with no EAS subsidy?
I'm interested in getting an understanding of the following: 1) Airlines and fleet types flying under Delta Connection 2) The air service agreements, including fee per departure, vs at-risk flying I know the major players and fleet types in play but it seems like its a on-going game of musical chair...Jump to post
People are too brittle these days. WHO CARES.Jump to post
The worst offenders would be markets into golf or ski resort markets, those then to have the highest number of checked bags.Jump to post
Not here to bust anyone's bubble, but what if since WOW's fares to DTW are high because they're both dissatisfied with advanced bookings and are worried they'll have to make it up when/if they drop DTW. Mind fruit. Way too soon to make any real judgement and that's now how yield management works. N...Jump to post
To put this thread back onto a positive note, I think the with G4 expanding to SRQ, there could a future with G4 at DTW. Internal sources have told me DL’s DTW-SRQ Route was one of DTW’s most profitable DL routes and it’s being cut because of DL’s drawback of intra-Florida service to better fuel AT...Jump to post
Reposting my post about DET from the 2017 thread: There is no justification for the city/state/federal government to spend public money to make DET viable for commerical airline operations at this point. It is such an uphill battle it has all the hallmarks of becoming a giant porkbarrel project in l...Jump to post
Yep and to celebrate the 28-29 years of B744 service at NW / DL. That is general lifecycle of a fleet of that era. Now it would have been sad to have seen them go and there was some real risk of that in the 2005-2009 timeframe and a bit of uncertainty about the longevity of the NW B744 fleet in the ...Jump to post
What is the current gate situation at Detroit? Could a new entrant find gate space at Detroit? I don't recall seeing any empty gates. Plenty of open gates, there should be a terminal expansion coming soon at the D Concourse, at that point I think it'll give new entrants more room to have a gate or ...Jump to post
I'll comment on DTW, but also applicable to MSP as well. Despite the stereotypes of cold and snowy winters, the Upper Midwest has relatively predictable weather pattern. DTW / Metro Detroit is on the opposite side of the state from the big lake effect snow belt areas so its average annual snowfall i...Jump to post
I'm going to call time-out here, what in the heck are these "previously discussed rumors" about a) DL wanting more A350's and/or b) DL wanting out of the A350 and going "all-in on A339s". They ordered 25 A350s and 25 A339s. They deffered/pushed out the last 10 A350s but they are ...Jump to post
To orient the discussion here, consider where we are in the annual cycle of route planning, announcements, and seasonal flying: In January 2018: - All new international summer 2018 flying as been announced loaded for sale. Equipment types and frequency are relatively stable at this point. - NK has a...Jump to post
DTW-PDX might have a stimulated market we don’t know about, plus it’s better use of aircraft. International travel requires more strategic aircraft planning and is a greater risk than domestic. Keep in mind, some of the stuff that NK adds, particularly in Summer, is with West Coast red-eyes where t...Jump to post
At most, DL would do a Sat-only seasonal DTW-SJO flight on peak Saturdays from mid-Feb through early-April. The route would heavily have to rely upon DTW O&D though since the stage length of the flights do to a out-and-back turn on the same aircraft doesn't lend itself to feeding connections in ...Jump to post
Does anyone remember now there was a flock of birds living inside the McNamera Terminal at DTW for the first few years after it opened. I think they've gotten all of the birds out of there by now.Jump to post
This thread is kind of silly on all sides: 1) No one should be surprised to see that WW could be successful on this route, particularly from May-September. Especially in July, anyone can fill a plane to/from Europe during peak summer travel season, especially at LCC fares. 2) Random internet fare se...Jump to post
Let's be honest here the "hidden" or "unsexy" infrastructure like power distribution, water supply, sewer, and such does not get the attention as it should in this country. Much of this is at the mercy of funding from local/regional/state or other municipal agencies of elected of...Jump to post
I took a quick look at the numbers, and I see 2017 YTD through Oct, total passengers are up 276 K / 1%. over 2016 Jan-Oct. Oct 2017 was up 3.4% but that offsets other months earlier in the year that were less than 2016's totals. Highly doubt they get 1 M more total passengers from 2016, that would r...Jump to post
Delta in no way caused this, but their response was very poor and disorganized. NOTHING against the hard working line staff, but management didn't seem to have a disaster plan for a total hub shut down. Communications to customers has been unacceptable, re-booking systems were not working(people to...Jump to post
This topic does seem to come up on a near-monthly basis and its always around the premise of "what is needed to make AA dominant at ORD". However, no one can actually define what dominant even means or what would be the business objective of such a move. The topic is always viewed in a his...Jump to post
http://news.delta.com/update-changes-fi ... lights-747
One more additional DTW-ICN-DTW trip scheduled for revenue service.
Final DTW departure now on Sunday 12/17
Final ICN departure, arrival in DTW on Tuesday 12/19
DL has retired some of the early-build A320s that came from the NW merger while simultaneously taking delivery of new-build A321 CEOs. NW shed some of their early A320s during bankruptcy and DL recently retired a handful of older A320 with a lower-power engine variant. I would venture that its possi...Jump to post
FAQ DL LAN-MSP APR 3>1.9 MAY 3>1.8 JUN 3>2.0 JUL 3>1.9 AUG 3>2 DL MLI-MSP APR 1.9>1.0 MAY 1.8>1.0 JUN 1.8>1.0 JUL 1.8>1.0 AUG 1.9>1.0 These both appear to be filing errors. This is showing up periodically on Delta Connection CR2 flying, particulary if they switch operating carriers as many of these...Jump to post
Back when DL was initially making their case for access to gates at DAL in 2013 they announced plans to add service to DTW, MSP, LAX, and additional ATL flights.
http://news.delta.com/delta-plans-expan ... love-field
Never happened with the ongoing DAL Love Field disputes.
As 2017 comes to a close, let’s talk about what could happen for next year. I have only 3 points I’d like to bring up. 1. More Spirit expansion is inevitable, with summer routes like BDL and EWR if they get another gate. It’s obvious with their recent PDX add that they’re here to protect and compet...Jump to post
The other thing to consider with some of the ethnic travel is that people sometimes want to combine a stop-over in other cities to visit. I know its anidotal but here are some personal examples: Family friends like in Northern Oakland County, with many relatives still living in India. When they come...Jump to post
Again many of the points being made are about people driving and taking other modes of transportation to other airports are not unique to just DTW. This happens everywhere. 15-20 years ago it was the "Southwest effect" which was rapidly changing the traffic flows and smaller local and regi...Jump to post