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by IPFreely
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/24/2018:Level Suspends EWR-ORY; More Winter China Cuts; UA Bulks Up Central America Leisure
Replies: 21
Views: 5834

Re: OAG Changes 6/24/2018:Level Suspends EWR-ORY; More Winter China Cuts; UA Bulks Up Central America Leisure

enilria wrote:
DL DTW-IND JAN 7>6
DL DTW-PEK FEB 1.0>0.8
DL DTW-PVG FEB 1.0>0.9
DL DTW-PVR FEB 0.6>0.7
DL JFK-DTW NOV 5>4


Wow, no love for DTW this week.

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by IPFreely
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling to Thailand with an infant
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Traveling to Thailand with an infant

I've never been to Thailand but why wouldn't you consider Thai?

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by IPFreely
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK221 DXB-DFW diverts to MSP?
Replies: 11
Views: 3652

Re: EK221 DXB-DFW diverts to MSP?

Kno wrote:
Where did this park? DL gates suncountry gates or remote stand?


If it was a Delta gate I hope they didn't block it with a parked A320 like they did when a Qatar 380 landed in ATL.

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by IPFreely
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 8990

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

The "stories" about youth dressed as criminals or masquerading as a soccer team are from "sources" like facebook posts. This looks much like a social media fake news storm where facts are not going stop people from believing whatever they want to believe. Those who actually read ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24574

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Either existing HGW 333s or upcoming 339s will do fine on West Coast-ICN if needed. When more 359s arrive those could do East Coast-ICN. Except putting those existing planes on West Coast - ICN means taking them off the routes they're currently flying. And Delta's existing airplane orders doesn't s...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24574

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I see a distinct dissimilarity between Delta's new Asia strategy and their Europe strategy. While they offer excellent connectivity with the AF, KL, and AZ JVs to Europe, they continue to serve key business markets such as FRA, BRU, and ZRH non-stop to ensure 1-stop service from dozens of U.S. citi...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time
Replies: 65
Views: 10565

Re: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time

airportugal310 wrote:
Anybody who has ever worked with AA in a vendor/customer relationship, or even with colleagues who work there, knows they are the absolute worst people to work with.


You could substitute "Wells Fargo" for AA and make the same statement.

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by IPFreely
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was this a breach?
Replies: 25
Views: 943

Re: Was this a breach?

Gonzalo wrote:
Uffff...Mr. Gasman should be working for the FAA or ICAO,


No, he should not.

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by IPFreely
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was this a breach?
Replies: 25
Views: 943

Re: Was this a breach?

Thanks. Gotta say I'm surprised - I would have thought that for a two man crew there would be restrictions surrounding how long one could be out of the cockpit. Why? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanwings_Flight_9525 Not sure what that has to do with anything. If one of the pilots is going to ba...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avoid Flying With Hainan Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 1619

Re: Avoid Flying With Hainan Airlines

I also read your post on your Thai Airways experience. There is a definite pattern here of behavior, but I'm not sure you recognize it. There are several observations to be had in both your posts. I will try not to pass judgment, but strongly suggest you study your actions and responses a bit more ...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thai airline cabin crew scam
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: Thai airline cabin crew scam

Falling asleep I was woken by Thai police who marched me off the plane at gun point and taken to the police station at the airport threatened with jail, forced to sign a statement of apology to assaulting this woman and then pay them 20,000 Baht, AUD $800. Yes, major corporations, sworn police offi...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14370

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Iemand91 wrote:
Amsterdam today:


Looks like the celebratory AMS-LAX departed 4 hours late and is diverting to MSP.

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by IPFreely
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Illinois Regional Airport Gets Two New Destinations
Replies: 14
Views: 2525

Re: Central Illinois Regional Airport Gets Two New Destinations

ibthebigd wrote:
A little off topic, why doesn't Delta have service to DTW, but has service to MSP?


Perhaps you're new here. If you browse a few threads you will quickly realize that DL hates DTW.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14370

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

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...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14370

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

jbs2886 wrote:
I'm not sure how 2 ADDITIONAL seats (293) on the A333 is a downgrade from 291 seats on the 777.


He's probably referring to the loss of 3 business class seats, not the addition of five economy class seats.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 15461

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

...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...

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by IPFreely
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24574

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

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...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18633

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

SumChristianus wrote:
Interesting that they didn't give a launch date....


At least they announced both cities, unlike the Mumbai to wherever route that starts whenever...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20777

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

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...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36717

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

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...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club
Replies: 27
Views: 4137

Re: With Ethiopian nonstop to Africa, ORD will join the 6 continent club

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...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36717

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

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...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21143

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

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...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight theft.
Replies: 17
Views: 2656

Re: Inflight theft.

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...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight theft.
Replies: 17
Views: 2656

Re: Inflight theft.

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...

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by IPFreely
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36717

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

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 ...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36717

Re: Article Questions DL's Stated Reasons for Returning to India

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...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36717

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

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...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11241

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

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...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11241

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

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...

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by IPFreely
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4087

Re: Surprisingly, Airlines in North America fare well on customer satisfaction

ASFlyer wrote:
It's being aligned, but there's a huge discrepancy as of today.


Let's keep things in perspective. An internet drama queen not getting a couple of crackers is not "huge".

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by IPFreely
Thu May 31, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4087

Re: AS, WN win JD Power awards

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...

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by IPFreely
Thu May 31, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4268

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

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.


Me too. Unless it's fast food where they have plastic (non-conductive) silverware.

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by IPFreely
Thu May 31, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4087

Re: AS, WN win JD Power awards

Congratulations to everyone at AS. WIth 11 of these in a row the award should be renamed the "JD Power Alaska Airlines Traditional Carrier of the Year".

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by IPFreely
Mon May 28, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36717

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

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...

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by IPFreely
Mon May 28, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 21226

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

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.

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by IPFreely
Sun May 27, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36717

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

CaliguyNYC wrote:
I get why UA is successful on EWR-BOM without having connections on the BOM end (EWR is a strong hub and EWR-BOM has strong O&D on both ends).


Why do you think UA has no feed on the BOM end?

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by IPFreely
Sat May 26, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10427

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

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 ...

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by IPFreely
Fri May 25, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36717

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

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)....

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by IPFreely
Fri May 25, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36717

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

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...

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by IPFreely
Thu May 24, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 14206

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

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...

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by IPFreely
Wed May 23, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4509

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

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...

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by IPFreely
Sat May 19, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12323

Re: AA's position in NYC

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. ...

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by IPFreely
Sat May 19, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH
Replies: 23
Views: 4951

Re: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH

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...

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by IPFreely
Thu May 17, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22160

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

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...

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by IPFreely
Thu May 17, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest
Replies: 47
Views: 7281

Re: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest

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...

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by IPFreely
Thu May 17, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest
Replies: 47
Views: 7281

Re: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest

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...

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by IPFreely
Tue May 15, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23315

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

NWAROOSTER wrote:
Both these aircraft most likely will need Airbus to make the repairs.


I can fix it. My dad's a tv repairman. He's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.

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by IPFreely
Tue May 15, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14021

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

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...

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