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DL Applies For ATL-China 2006  
User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040922/clw039_1.html
Very interesting, my guess is Beijing--but it could be Hong Kong. How long would this flight be?


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

The article clearly states Beijing.

If DL wanted to serve Hong Kong, they could do so now. The new bilateral covers "old" China.

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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

I didn't read it closely enough.


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User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Didn't DL serve HKG long time ago? I don't remember from where though..

Another question is would their 772 be enough to cover ATL-PEK or DL will need to invest in new equipment?


User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

With all the negative news I'm hearing on DL, I can't imagine them thinking of more routes. They should just focus on surviving.


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User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

Probably they have seen serving China a part of their 'surviving' strategy.

User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

That's a long flight without food and drink. Remember to bring your own food. Of course, maybe Delta will pay its catering bill by then.

User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2780 times:

Well, if they considered having all food/beverages catered IN China for the return capacity, as opposed in ATL and hiring some pretty Chines girls as FAs, they could survive...

User currently offlineGoomba From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 309 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

This may be the most insanely stupid post I've ever read in Airliners.net.

User currently offlineDl1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

"Didn't DL serve HKG long time ago? I don't remember from where though.."

Yes, they used to fly LAX-HKG. Used a L1011-500 with a fuel stop in ANC until the MD-11's were online. Several of the MD's were fitted with extra fuel tanks just for the HKG flights.


User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

That's a long flight without food and drink. Remember to bring your own food. Of course, maybe Delta will pay its catering bill by then.

Don't be stupid.  Insane

Well, if they considered having all food/beverages catered IN China for the return capacity, as opposed in ATL and hiring some pretty Chines girls as FAs, they could survive...

Yes, I can see it now. Delta's revised plan to achieve financial stability:

Send all of our planes to China for catering + Hire cute Chinese FA's = PROFIT!

Damn, why didn't they just check with you guys?  Insane

B


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

my guess is Beijing--but it could be Hong Kong

HKG is not governed by the US-China bilateral but rather a seperate agreement.


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