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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

The late afternoon and evening departure banks are very busy for DTW. Like tonight, concourse A was crazy busy between 7-8pm as that is one of the biggest departure banks all day. While it may not seem like much, DL is up 1% YOY at DTW. Like most airports there is noticable difference depending on d...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s
Replies: 37
Views: 6516

Re: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s

DL had a few different factor at play than UA, and lightsaber covered most of them above. A lot of that comes about how DL has significant variability - day-of-the week & seasonality built into its network. They have a 25-30% swing in ASMs between Q1 low and Q3 peak schedules. They also were in ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 206
Views: 17048

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

There's outside of the box, but this isn't even anywhere near the box.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 5976

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

FWIW, can you imagine how fun MSP-JFK would be on a CRJ, but that was back in the hey-day of really long 50-seat RJ routes.

Summer 2008 was:
DTW: 3x (D9S, D9S, D9S)
MSP: 3x (320, 320, 319)

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 5976

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

I have almost every PDF timetable for NW saved on my computer from 2005-2010.
I have a box of an assortment of old hardcopy timetables somewhere at home going back from about 1995-2002 for various airlines including AA & NW.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 5976

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

For fun, while its not even really relevant to today's discussion, here is NW's JFK schedule from Summer 2005, the oldest one that I have most readily available in electronic format:

DTW: 3x (CRJ, CRJ, D9S)
MSP: 3x (CRJ, D9S, D9S)
NRT: 1x (744)

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 5976

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

Many connecting markets that flow over DTW are within the LGA perimeter and have multiple nonstop options on DL or AA.
Places like ORD, MDW, MSN, MKE, GRR, DSM, STL, OMA, IND, Florida, etc.

MSP connecting flows more heavily favor outside-of-perimeter markets that lack nonstop options out of LGA.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 5976

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

MSP-LGA has fewer frequencies than DTW-LGA, but I'd argue that MSP-JFK makes more sense to have more capacity than DTW to JFK because it has more limited markets and better serves more markets outside of the LGA perimeter. JFK-MSP serves connecting flows into the Upper Midwest, Northern Rockies, and...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 5976

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

I'm honestly more surprised that EWR-DTW isn't all mainline than at the service levels on JFK-DTW. Maybe once the 717s are redeployed from NYC and LAX operations..... Since you are flying into a major competitors' hub that has nonstop options to many of the same connecting flows you would be servin...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

KLM617....time-out. We discussed that pie-in-the sky idea over a year ago when the article was first written about the Metro Airways pipe-dream. Zero anything has happened since that time, when the article was published in May 2017. Don't go repackaging that as something new again. Lets not go there...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 5976

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

1) The amount of DTW-NYC flights into other airports, primarily LGA 2) Hub connectivity in JFK for DTW O&D is minimal; other than some international connections, but vast majority can be reached over AMS, CDG, or ATL 3) Hub connectivity in DTW for JFK O&D is not as critical, due to all the n...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Carry on children, carry on....

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14573

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

These are some of the longest 2-class Rj routes in the system and as said eat up a lot of block time. For example a single turn requires 7+ hours of aircraft time. That frees up E70/E75/CR9 for other things.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12086

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

You guys are making an argument for 787 vs. A330 NEO based on ideological assumptions in isolation of real-world factors and fleet planning decisions. You have to look at the entire business case, and broader situation of the respective parties when the deal was made for the order. The argument can ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 819
Views: 119644

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

359 DTW-PVG N510DN on Monday 10/8 was actually the medical diversion linked above that returned to DTW due to onboard passenger death. It returned back around 11pm Monday night and then was rescheduled to depart at 8am Tuesday

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12086

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

Hardly obsolete, considering the CFM56 is only one of the most popular engines ever and still in production. Not to mention, numerous performance improvement packages over the years to increase efficiency/reduce fuel burn. It all comes down to economcs, and highly proprietary financial models that o...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Yep, JAX was a DL "suppressed" market. Back with NW it was 3x a day at its peak a mix of D9S & 319s with roughly 375 seats/day in the market. The fact that DL dropped it to as low as 66 seat/day was silly. CHS was a later add for NW at DTW that didn't come along until NW made a push in...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12086

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

The A319s are much younger than the A320s and in the same age/cycle range as the 738s (and near the same vintage as many of the 717s); the oldest being from 1999. About 1/2 of the A320 fleet is more than 25 years old, the youngest 1/3 of the fleet is similar in age to the A319s (15-19 years old). Th...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12086

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

There are enough 76Ws that are likely to be around until late 2020s that it’s not worth discussing yet.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12086

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

There is a lot that’s been posted about the MD90 engine overhaul issues of late. They don’t fly the aircraft to NZ, they ship the engine there for overhaul. DL is the lone operator of an low volume orphan fleet type. The MD90 V2500-D5 engine in the most simplistic manor is different than the A5 sinc...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12086

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

Again as many of said, none of these are an exact 1:1 replacement of frames, let alone on a similar gauge aircraft. As said, DL is increased average gauge size / seats per departure. At peak times/peak departure bank at ATL they can't necessarily add more frequency but instead can increase aircraft ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12086

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

1) The domestic 777 flights are primarily for positioning and fleet rotation purposes. If the need to do so arises for A350s they would do the same. They don't need to yet since the domestic gateways TPAC destinations all bridge back to DTW. The 777 destinations don't all bridge back to ATL without ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

DTW had some interesting stuff posted on their Facebook page over the past week. - 60th Anniversary of the LC Smith Terminal opening in 1958 - 60th Anniversary of AA serving DTW, coinciding with the opening of LC Smith (Including some vintage photos of Smith Terimal and old AA aircraft) - July 2018 ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 98
Views: 3889

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

ORD good access but far too many stops on the Blue Line; in an ideal world they would have Express service.

MDW orange line is very good.

ATL MARTA works very well.

Haven’t ridden the new rail at DEN yet but I assume it works well.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

The window is getting a lot smaller and less likely, but early-November is about as late as anyone would announce new international service for Summer 2019 Many airlines have already made their big new service announcements for S19. The exception being how close-in the AM flights were added, but tho...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

At high level klm617 is going in the right direction here. While you can't make a definitive statement about profitability of a given route, there are some general "rules of thumb" ULCC / LCC generally need to have overall Load Factors well above 80% to have a chance of profitability on a ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

While we are on the subject of concourses at the MacNamara, does anyone know if the airport or Delta have a master plan to demolish/rebuild/repurpose Concourse C? It had been a couple of years since I walked down C, so I took a stroll through there last week and I noticed that they have more of the...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

There were few gates on B initially; CO had three and the rest were used for the Avro RJ85. It’s possible the occasional DC-9 parked there, but definitely not common. While the gates can handle all narrowbody aircraft (CO use to regularly operate the 757 to IAH, and DL occasionally brought a 763/76...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free Wifi coming on DL?
Replies: 26
Views: 3654

Re: Free Wifi coming on DL?

Considering 50% of the time I'm on a DL aircraft, the wifi system seems to be INOP.....
In the past month, I've been on an A320, MD-90, and CR7 with INOP wifi service.

Hey the 2ku on a brand spankin' new 739 was nice a few weeks ago.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 81
Views: 9249

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

We will see how long this lasts. The service has been attempted previously. I've noticed people from Detroit seem to think they are entitled to a non-stop flight to every corner of the globe. It's most peculiar. No other hub city seems to have that mindset. MSP is a much wealthier city but yet they...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 81
Views: 9249

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

Well, it is assumed this will be a Low-J 76W for the route. Granted the seating capacity of the 76W is actually less than or nearly equal to the 753.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 81
Views: 9249

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

Yep, I flew on AA 73 a few times ORD-HNL. It was a 9am departure from ORD which required a 7:30 departure on the DTW-ORD leg. I didn't mind getting up early since hey I was going on vacation! The noon departure from DTW aligns with a decent-sized departure bank, along when the first wave of TPAC dep...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Be nice if it does a domestic turn out west at the 8 am bank. But where would it come from to do the noon departure. So my guess is 6 hours on the ground. If I'm not mistaken they did it last with an A330 when we split the route with MSP but I could be wrong. Yeah, its either a 6 hour sit or in the...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 81
Views: 9249

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

Indirectly, the additional of a nonstop DTW-HNL frees-up seat and increases capacity on some of the DTW-West Coast flights as there numerous passengers per day connecting over other gateways like SEA, LAX, PDX, SFO, SLC, MSP, ATL to get to HNL. Granted, some of those gateways are still viable or bet...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 81
Views: 9249

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

Fun fact: The red-eye HNL-DTW on a DC-10 was the first arrival into the NW Worldgateway / McNamera terminal when it opened in Feb. 2002.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Cool add, that came a bit out of left-field. DTW-HNL hasn't been around since the DC-10s were retired.

I wonder if the 76W is going to remain on the ground from 6am until noon an turn back to HNL, or if it will route in/out from elsewhere.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Enplanements by Marketing Carrier (e.g,. all regional data aggregated up to the mainline operator): (Sorry, I which I could paste an image of a table that displays the data better, can't figure out the forum tools) Airline (Brand Carrier) " Enplanements 2018 YTD " " Enplanements 2017 ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I like data. So there is some interesting insights that can be derived from current year-to-date data for DTW. The following is compiled from 2018 enplanement data from the WCAA: Enplanements % Change YOY Jan 1,210,885 -0.9% Feb 1,177,863 -1.7% Mar 1,531,911 1.8% Apr 1,421,253 1.8% May 1,541,626 1.1...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25
Replies: 55
Views: 7182

Re: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25

DTW was groundstopped regardless for awhile this evening with thunderstorms over the field and ramp closed due to lightning.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

NK has no ETOPS certified aircraft and no ETOPS program, so keep dreaming of NK TATL ambitions for the time-being.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Per the latest OAG thread, AA rescinded its decision to drop the third MIA flight during the winter months. That’s good news but also an interesting move, given tickets are available for less than OW$100 most days. And in the move I’d least suspect, BWI is going to just three peak day flights, each...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 12163

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Ehh, no one like F9 or G4 is going to jump into a market like DTW-CHS during low season Jan & Feb. Jan & Feb are relatively cold in CHS and its not regularly comfortable again until March. Its low season for leisure traffic to CHS. I'd be interesting to see how that PDEW data averages in Jan...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 12163

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Most of the DL drops in CVG are OO operated routes, not a coincidence, IMO. Reflective of the staffing situation over there. It that is true, why doesn't DL staff them from another regional? Endeavor? Seems there's two possibilities: 1) Other regionals can't staff it or don't have a plane (CRJ-200s...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 12163

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Thanks as always enilria. I am a little surprised about CHS-DTW. I’m assuming this is just a seasonal suspension. Has it been seasonal in the past? It is a market that I would think could support year round service, but on the other hand, DL does not have very robust service in many DTW to southern...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 12163

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Most of the DL drops in CVG are OO operated routes, not a coincidence, IMO. Reflective of the staffing situation over there. That seems to be a general trend across the DL network lately. Low performing OO capacity purchase flights have been cut over the past several weeks - DTW-CAK, DTW-PIA, MSP-F...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

KLM 617 now is the BOS-AMS flight :)

And dude, have you been to MEM lately?? Its a ghost town.
DL literally has dozens of outstations that are far bigger than MEM. MEM-AMS died with the hub.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9416

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

Cool add.

I'm unfamilar with LAS TATL flying, what else goes across the Atlantic from LAS?

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Yes, good point at in the early-2000s, WN & NK almost killed the North Terminal project. They walked away from original design commitments, were against the Ground Transportation center in the North Terminal and overall displeased with the proposed costs of a very yeoman North Terminal. The key ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

To elaborate, NK should be sending flowers and gift baskets to WN for purchasing and decimating FL (AirTran). FL was capturing a good portion of the traffic flows and passenger segment from Michigan through DTW & FNT that are now being captured by NK at DTW. NK was the 20-25 flights/day range th...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1862
Views: 107111

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

New service alert! NK to start DTW-JAX (new city for NK) 12/20/18. Daily service. (Along with ORD-JAX) http://ir.spirit.com/news-releases/news-release-details/jet-setting-jax-spirit-airlines-expands-florida-footprint-ultra Logical add for NK at DTW. This might spur DL to upgauge/increase capacity in...

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