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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Cold morning out DTW. Lows were -5 and hear reports of RON aircraft with frozen water lines and door locks.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Detroit has very poor coverage compared to MSP as far as Canada goes. Very little mainline and only flights to YOW, YUL and YYZ. YVR is summer only on Saturday. I think WS needs to come into Detroit and at the very least serve YVR year round and this would not directly compete with YQG-YYC on WS. Y...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges
Replies: 39
Views: 4228

Re: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges

There are a number of people who go to the super bowl just to party and be a part of the atmosphere. and don’t attend the game itself. Not just from cities of the teams playing too.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88/90 B-717 Fleet
Replies: 21
Views: 3995

Re: Delta MD-88/90 B-717 Fleet

MD88s are at ~83 and will be down to ~40 at end of 2019, and likely to be retired at end of 2020. As always subject to change. MD90 fleet is at ~42 active with ~23 in storage. In theory, some could return to service based on if they need the incremental capacity and economic environment. That remain...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88/90 B-717 Fleet
Replies: 21
Views: 3995

Re: Delta MD-88/90 B-717 Fleet

DL does not typically officially announce a retirement plan or strategy. Most of it is either through credible sources with insider information or what has been communicated through other industry sources. Executives may mention retirement dates but it’s not like they issue gradios press releases. M...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8105

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

The only way that SLC-ICN works is if there becomes enough O&D in SEA, LAX, and somewhat MSP that they can spill or redirect the connecting flow / hub agnostic traffic over SLC as the TPAC gateway. It’s not because of the need of the new terminal or aircraft in the fleet, it just isn’t viable cu...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10133

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

Hahahahahahahahahaha......... This is up there in the a.net hall of fame for completely lame, much hyped, and enormous let-down announcments. The hall of fame includes: CMH 5k DFW international dance troupe Pretty much any AirTran rumored big announcement circa 2003-2006 ..and now IND RoutesAmerica ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

I had forgotten that DL was operating DTW-FRA with an A350 this week until I walked based the flight boarding at the gate today. The upgauge coincides with the auto show industry/media week when the global industry converges in Detroit. Also, SkyClub renovations have progressed in the main club sinc...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10133

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

If the service is to MEX, it will be mainline. I doubt IND and the state put up money for RJ service. Also, that won't leave room for cargo. If the IEDC is involved, it is going to be mainline service. I'd be surprised if its mainline since AM tends to have a track record of starting new flights un...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10133

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

Manufacturing Industry with both strong auto and non-automotive industry ties. I-69 which passes through Indiana is name the "NAFTA Superhighway" which along with other connected highways is on the direct path through the industrialized portions of Canada (SW Ontario), the Midwest, down th...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Well I wouldn’t now be surprised to see DL put some 739 / 321s on to RDU now, or at the very least up gauge 319/717 to 150 seaters 320/738/M90

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

What is F9 and now NKs schedule going to be for RDU?

I know DL is at 4x all mainline on RDU for summer 2019 but wouldn’t be surprised to see them add a 5th flight. Frequency used to be as high as 6 per day but that was when it was mostly RJs

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 18527

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

Typically many of the large global professional services/ consulting firms are typical some of the largest firms in most markets. Particularly in fortress hubs.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

On a side note, vote for DTW on the top ten list for dining and shopping https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/ As a frequent traveler and having visited many of the airports on the list I don't even feel qualified to vote on that silly survey. Basically all on ammenities I really don't care about o...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Here are some link that contain some older pictures of DTW, some of the Davey in a few places. Paging compensateme, who I think posted several relics of the past buried somewhere in the 2018 DTW thread. Credit to the various posters who found or sited this stuff in previous posts: Compensateme: Here...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head
Replies: 67
Views: 8694

Re: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head

https://news.delta.com/fly-delta-hilton ... inning-may

ATL-HHH 3x E70
LGA-HHH Sat-Only E70
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Official Delta Press Release:
https://news.delta.com/fly-delta-hilton ... inning-may

ATL-HHH 3x E70
LGA-HHH Sat-Only E70

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

F9 added LAS, 3x weekly A320. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday during the summer stretch: 07:30AM LAS DTW 02:30PM 03:20PM DTW LAS 04:55PM Here today, gone tomorrow. Some good introductory fares ($44 on Tuesday, $69 on Sunday / Thursday, available throughout the summer), but the flight times stink (if y...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Reality is, Midfield is such a large and underutilized terminal that it’s hard to notice even a significant increase in activity. I agree the midfield is underutilized, but I'm curious to know your thoughts. Could you expound a bit more on why you think it is so? Never understood why DL only has 45...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Lester Robinson genuinely believed it was the most cost effective solution; his accounting staff obviously underestimated the cost of R&M and pursued zealous figures for RON and film permit fees. The decision likely cost him his job. He didn’t deserve it ... Turkia Mullin is probably still cash...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

It’s not even worth my time to respond to this silly debate that DL is going to de hub DTW or MSP. Why does this nonsensical debate continue to come up? That $200M+ WCAA has spent over the past decade operating, maintaining and (eventually) building a replacement facility for management offices cer...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

WHO CARES.....this dick measuring contest the has run rampant over a.net about the fetish of hubs, focus cities, mergers, and de-hubbing has gotten old fast.

This thread about DTW has already gone way off the rails.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Stop the madness.....just stop, please stop.
I don't even know what some of you are arguing anymore.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Flying out of DTW this morning, noticed they have started putting up a construction barrier and fencing around the airside of the Smith terminal and the old concourse B. The beginning of the end for the old terminal is getting closer.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 5702

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

No kidding. I've just never seen or noticed it around before. Now I'm connecting through MSP weekly and noticing a lot more things around the airport.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head
Replies: 67
Views: 8694

Re: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head

Yes my childhood had many good trips to HHH to visit my grandparents who were residents on the island since back in the early 70s. We usually went to SAV but then used AA when they started flying in the ATRs from RDU. The brown hut was the terminal. My grandparents would be standing at the 4 ft high...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 5702

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Passing through MSP today, want us the all-white MD-90 (I think) parked over on the DL ramp just past the east end of concourse G?

I don’t believe it had engines on but I didn’t get a good look.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head
Replies: 67
Views: 8694

Re: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head

There are a number of people who live either full-time, part-time, or have a vacation home on the island and may work out of another city and or major office. It’s not uncommon for many of the leaders in the large professional services firms that may be based out of ATL, travel for work, and live in...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG
Replies: 50
Views: 8452

Re: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG

Delta has never officially announced anything regarding ORH from their media / press release / corporate communications. The announcement of DL DTW-ORH service was made by Massport. It speaks volumes to how eager DL is to offer this service as since they haven’t said a thing, no start date, not load...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG
Replies: 50
Views: 8452

Re: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG

Slow week since it’s coming out of the holiday break period.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

It’s not even worth my time to respond to this silly debate that DL is going to de hub DTW or MSP.

Why does this nonsensical debate continue to come up?

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head
Replies: 67
Views: 8694

Re: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head

Really? Part of the reason that ATL saw so few E170s was because they up gauged so much regional flying to 717/319 sized aircraft. Much of the E70/E75 was moved to competitive coastal markets that didn’t need the capacity of 717s

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head
Replies: 67
Views: 8694

Re: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head

DL left HHH the first time in around 2007 when they retired the ATRs. They returned in 2009 with the Mesaba SF3’s from the NW merger when they moved a small base of them to ATL and for most of the time they were in NW Airlink colors. They left again when the Saab’s were retired in what 2011/12 I’m f...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 3969

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

Any chance we could see the A321s make their way to more DL stations? IINM 65 are currently in the fleet and there are 32 total deliveries expected for this year. Believe that is inevitable believe the A321s will take over a lot of the MD-88 flights over the next year or so out of ATL as the MD-88 ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Reality is, Midfield is such a large and underutilized terminal that it’s hard to notice even a significant increase in activity. I agree the midfield is underutilized, but I'm curious to know your thoughts. Could you expound a bit more on why you think it is so? Never understood why DL only has 45...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

China Southern said they were going to add PEK-DTW with a Boeing 787 back in 2009. Hopefully, they will announce adding the route in the near future to add a second daily flight to Detroit. https://www.metroairport.com/sites/default/files/news/attachments/12-19_china_southern_delegation_visit.pdf S...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

B6 should jump on DTW-JFK at 2x daily with the E190 once they get the slots. I think it's about time with DL's yields increasing along with going all regional with no mainline. Good analysis. The only part that can't easily be determined is the opportunity cost and/or availability of aircraft rough...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Flew out of DTW on the Friday before Christmas and was disappointed to see very little extra activity at the airport over and above a normal day would have expected to see more activity at the airport on such a crucial travel day before the holiday. Christmas holiday related traffic is a lot more d...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2174

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

FWIW, DL has up-gauged the RON flight/ 6am FNT-ATL flight from an MD-88 to a 738 for Jan-Apr 2019. The "default" schedule beyond shows an MD-88 for May, CR9 for Jun-Aug, the MD-88 Sept and beyond. While not a huge increase in seats, its the largest aircraft DL has scheduled into FNT & ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How often have the EU3 and US3 retired aircraft young (less than 10 years old)?
Replies: 10
Views: 1733

Re: How often have the EU3 and US3 retired aircraft young (less than 10 years old)?

A few that come to mind that had relatively short duration:

US F-100
AA F-100
NW/XJ ARJ-85
NW/XJ SF3 B+ models

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 14429

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread 2019

First! And it’s not quite 2019 yet.

Let’s keep it clean, civil, and informative for 2019.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11249

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

Are the daytime eastbound US-UK flights more used by US originating/point of sale or UK originating/point of sale traffic?

I ask, because in theory, I could see the day time flight more useful to UK based passengers, particularly ones returning from a business or leisure trip in the US.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer
Replies: 103
Views: 13110

Re: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer

Your thread is excellent for presenting the factual schedule changes. Its one of the few, factual, data-driven posts that shows schedule changes and a basis for a lot of good discussion and/or refuting the trolls stupid claims. Some of the ridiculous commentary, fanboyism, and stupidity posted in th...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150232

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

The traffic backups into Midfiled are getting ridiculous, especially when you consider how massive the curbside complex is and that the terminal itself feels deserted. My shortcut — having somebody drop me off at the internationals arrivals — got cut off finally. Boy, with all those cops swooping i...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150232

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Yeah. MSP-F club is a joke (other than decent food offerings). The newly renovated ATL-B club, I was in earlier this week and its super-crowded, super obnoxious, and has all the charm of a student union cafeteria. This is nothing "Elite", "Exclusive", or club-like about it. And, ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 144
Views: 19269

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

I love how bend out of shape everyone gets on this HND threads. Its actually pretty funny.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 4081

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

I can't believe there is a dick measuring contest between MSP & SEA. This may be an a.net first.
Frankly is a pretty ludicrous argument.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 123
Views: 19303

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

I wouldn’t write it off just yet. Fares are pretty similar to MSP, as are fare bucket inventory (and actually tighter on the days I looked up). ATL is in its own league, but I suspect that has more to do with projected demand than actual bookings. Nor is it new capacity. DL knocked SLC down to a 75...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 123
Views: 19303

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

Where are you seeing such cheap fares on DTW-HNL? I say that since I'd bite at that. The random searches I've done show around $950 for Y and $1800 for D1. That said, the D1/F fares are paltry compared to what they could get in a TATL market. However I think it goes back to the point above mentioned...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 150232

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Yeah, about 4000 people and the average as is 65 years old.
Who really cares in the context of air service discussion for DTW.

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