ibthebigd wrote:A little off topic, why doesn't Delta have service to DTW, but has service to MSP?
Yet, when I flew MCI-ATL-ANC, DL had no problem flying me there. Yes, I know ANC is not SE Asia, however ATL may not be as idiotic for hubbing travel to SE Asia as one may think. ATL as a hub for SE Asia is idiotic. The percentage of travelers who would accept the added travel time for a route like...Jump to post
...until you are onboard yourself and your plane starts to fall above the Pacific for no apparent reason. I agree. I always get a kick out of the posters who dismiss every incident like this as nothing that would phase them because of their vast levels of knowledge, experience, and overall coolness...Jump to post
If Delta's plan is to fly just to Japan, Korea and China fine but they are leaving important places behind, hello Singapore. Hong Kong should be flown from multiple gateways starting with Detroit and then MSP. LAX should be in long term plans. Its sad to see no Delta in HKG and a shameful legacy to...Jump to post
The airline needs to tell people not to lie on one of the 4 questions? She didn't get the fine for the apple, it was for having an attitude and throwing a hissy fit until the CBP agent got tired of her (guessing). You are "guessing" -- so you have no idea why she got the fine, what her at...Jump to post
I'm not arguing that point I am just stating why I think DTW is a better choice than ATL. We all know the runing is between ATL and JFK but I am just stating why I think DTW should be considered. As multiple posters have speculated -- including you and I -- this route will most likely never start a...Jump to post
With service to Europe, South America, Asia, Oceania, and Africa, ORD now has service to all 6 continents of the globe! To follow up on windian's post, "oceania" is not a continent. And it is incorrect to state " all 6 continents of the globe." The globe has seven continents, no...Jump to post
I actually think it could be nothing. Nothing changed at all that would somehow make either route profitable. I think its possible DL will make a show of not doing anything and blame something else. Bingo - we have a winner. DL made a big show of announcing a return to India to pretend their lobbyi...Jump to post
I believe there is an Il-62 maintained by Air Koryo with a VIP interior. But questions were raised as to its airworthiness for a flight as 'long' as from Pyongyang to Singapore. I've never heard of a plane being airworthy, but only for flights under a certain length. Unless it's a weight/fuel/range...Jump to post
First step to finding a lost or stolen iphone on the plane, before anyone disembarks, is for someone with phone to call your number and see if it starts ringing in the thief's pocket. The second step if it's a smart phone, or specifically an iphone, is for someone with another iphone to use the &qu...Jump to post
First step to finding a lost or stolen iphone on the plane, before anyone disembarks, is for someone with phone to call your number and see if it starts ringing in the thief's pocket. The second step if it's a smart phone, or specifically an iphone, is for someone with another iphone to use the &quo...Jump to post
While yes it will probably chose ATL or JFK for the long haul DTW would far and away be the best choice to launch this route. That's your opinion with no supplementary data whatsoever, and you opinion is up against an army of professional network planners with more data than you could sift through ...Jump to post
No one and nothing is "forcing" them to do anything. And multi-billion dollar public corporations generally don't waste multi-million dollar assets, on "saving face".... shareholders tend to get just a bitttt antsy at such. "Forcing" might be a little strong, but at mi...Jump to post
My favorite illogical reasoning is that DTW is the de-facto "Asian" gateway. All it has NGO and PEK, soon to be the only two routes that ATL doesn't have. The logical reason for DL to consider DTW is that they have tried and failed with JFK-India and ATL-India, and have not tried DTW. But...Jump to post
Good, Fast, Cheap ... you get two. If you want Cheap and Fast, it won't be Good. If you want Good and Cheap, it won't be Fast If you want Fast and Good, it won't be Cheap Guess which two the Airlines have picked? I don't know if you watched the video. But if you did, you wouldn't have "fast&qu...Jump to post
Baggage handlers have one objective only: to get bags loaded and unloaded quickly and efficiently so that the aircraft departs on time and baggage arrives in the baggage hall without the passengers waiting an undue amount of time. That speed objective precludes any chance of using delicacy when han...Jump to post
ASFlyer wrote:It's being aligned, but there's a huge discrepancy as of today.
People should learn there are cameras everywhere these days....
If WN was able to score higher than any other airline despite its on time performance, that says a lot about what else they are doing right- and how they handle their delays from a customer service standpoint. Actually it also says a lot about other airline's total on-time performance including bot...Jump to post
aeromoe wrote:planecane wrote:If dinner properly with a ground cable to prevent sparks I don't see why there would be an issue.
Yes - I'm always grounded during dinner.
In the celebration at the museum, Ed stated it would be from one of the east coast hubs. I'm assuming it would be JFK or ATL. Much to the dismay of the DTW crowd. Ed says a lot of stuff that never materializes but suit the ocastion Have to agree with klm on this. Lots of people still recall Ed sayi...Jump to post
Alaska is full of flights that take 15-60 minutes vs. car travel that either requires hours or in some cases, is not possible at all.Jump to post
This incident was two years ago, and this is the first I've heard of it. Looks like by and large other media outlets haven't picked this up yet, and the media loves to trash airlines (esp UA). I'd like to hear UA's version of events. I highly doubt they wouldn't have consulted their ground medical ...Jump to post
Lets have a little office pool here when DL will exit the route they havn't started flying yet.Low yield route and DL is going to start serving it from 2 different points. So, pick the day and month they will exit. It's a little hard to say since the start date is not yet set (only the start year)....Jump to post
What the Administration did was produce what is basically a fake deal that forced DL into capitulation, because their issues were equally fake. The deal is real. But it didn't force Delta into anything since the deal has nothing to do with Delta flying to India. And I am quite sure nobody in the ad...Jump to post
Airlines have Ops Specs. Typically, the charts will only include the airports that the airline is authorized to land at. If PBC is not an authorized C70 Ops Spec airport, it isnt likely to be included in the charts. With today's technology it seems like it should be possible to upload a chart to an...Jump to post
Could it be that this mans problem has anything to do with the rules regarding liquids? If he wasn't forced to drink all bottles he had with him when entering the terminal he might have been able to better control his bladder. Considering he was able to fill the seatback pocket while reclining in h...Jump to post
AA made a big mistake letting DL becoming the number 1 airline in NYC. Many on a.net seem to want to believe this, as evidenced by how many posters make this statement. But posting it does not make it true. DL is not the number 1 airline in NYC. 2016 passenger totals (combined LGA + EWR + JFK): 1. ...Jump to post
If so, are the German methods of delivering benefits that much more efficient than their French counterparts (maybe due to other government spending, such as the significantly different level of military spending)? On a per-capita basis, French military spending is 511 euros per person and German m...Jump to post
They have a track record of cornering smaller markets rather than duking it out in low-fare highly competitive markets - see RDU, CVG, IND, PDX. Delta has less than 50% market share at all of these airports -- CVG 45% RDU 31% IND 22% PDX 11% That's not what most people would call "cornering th...Jump to post
Delta is growing its Italy network from Atlanta with the start of summer seasonal service from Atlanta to both Milan and Venice. The flights, which operate daily join those from New York-JFK-Venice and Detroit-Rome, which are already in operation for the summer. A second daily nonstop flight from A...Jump to post
That DOESN'T necessarily mean with DL. Not sure who would be the best fit for Europe service, but if BA can make MSY - LHR a go, there's got to be someone who will fill the niche BA got about $3,400,000 in subsidies over 3 years to start the MSY-LHR route. I suspect DL, or any airline CMH is talkin...Jump to post
NWAROOSTER wrote:Both these aircraft most likely will need Airbus to make the repairs.
The only way DL / Skyteam can effectively capture TATL from PHL is with flights to AMS, CDG, LHR; whether there own metal or JV partners. They have basically tried almost everything but AMS in recent times. Can’t be everything to everyone especially in competitor hubs. Not all that indifferent that...Jump to post
Super80Fan wrote:United proving yet again they can't compete in the Northeast.
Okay, I see you don't study history. In 2001 AA had every opportunity to leave ORD and grow an already established fortress hub in the midwest that was complete with international service and connections all over the country. They closed it faster than many thought possible in order to grow at ORD....Jump to post
How do you know AA at ORD is profitable? Yes, they probably are, but its probably one of, if not the least profitable in AA's network due to fierce competition from UA and even WN at MDW. They themselves have stated they lose money on all non JV international routes. Why dump two profitable hubs in...Jump to post
So your saying AA would have completely dehubbed both DTW and MSP (had they merged with NW) in order to continue playing second fiddle to UA at ORD where they are not as profitable as if they had an airport all to themselves? Yeah, I don't think so....... AA probably wouldn't have completely reduce...Jump to post
This probably looks weird to the many non-American participants on this forum, so let me offer the very short version: Parties with standing (basically, anybody who can show direct damages) can sue a U.S. government agency to compel agency to show it followed the law. That means following defined r...Jump to post
Care to explain the LOL's? How are those factually incorrect statements? Is DL not the largest carrier in NYC? Pretty simple. The first LOL is the idea that AA in any merger scenario would leave ORD for DTW and/or MSP. Between those three, ORD is the last airport AA (or any other carrier) would aba...Jump to post
IMO Airbus' claim is incorrect and they really need to get those rattling cabin furnishings worked out. I also hope that Boeing applies lessons from the B787 to the B777X to make it at least as quiet as the A350. Both manufacturers likely claim their aircraft are quieter. Both are probably correct ...Jump to post
Should I expect to be missing my onward connection for sure, or simply hope and hold my breath? Will AA help me ease my transfer in any meaningful way? Any suggestions? I don't really see a problem. I did just this about 10 days ago on UA with a 90 minute connection, MUC-ORD; arriving terminal 5 an...Jump to post
AA gains two solid midwestern hubs allowing them to pull out of ORD LOL CVG and possibly MEM remain hubs in this scenario. Also LOL DL becomes even more dominant in NYC by gaining a hub at EWR Have to first be dominant before you can become "more" dominant. DL wasn't #1 pre-merger in NYC ...Jump to post
It is a hoot to see all the indignant post about carting one's luggage off the plane in an emergency. I also get a kick out of the phony outrage from people who post about this every time there's an evacuation. Especially the posters who reliably use every evacuation to call for punishments ranging...Jump to post
Whatever helps you sleep at night; AS hasn't lost a single point of market share to DL in SEA, and has obviously grown substantially at LAX with the VX acquisition. I'm just tired of seeing a corporate bully get their way. Delta may act like a corporate bully but when do they ever get their way? Fr...Jump to post