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User currently offlineIndianGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

1. Fleet Size and Composition
2. Major Hubs and Routes.
3. Alliances/ Codeshares with...?
4. Airlines in which it holds a stake of more than 25%

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User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

2. Major domestic hubs (in order of size): Atlanta, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City and Dallas / Fort Worth. Delta Express hub in Orlando. International hubs: NYC JFK, Atlanta and Cincinnati. Other cities with large DL operations: NYC LaGuardia, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Los Angeles and Portland, OR (until the downsize their operations their next year.) Major routes: hourly service from certain NE cities to ATL, NE - FLA and Delta Shuttle (BOS - LGA - DCA and BOS - DCA)
3. (New) Sky Team alliance with Aeromexico, Air France and Korean Air. Other code-share partners: TAP (JFK - Lisbon- ending soon), Malev (JFK - Budapest), China Southern (JFK - Guangzhou), Transbrazil (certain domestic Brazilian routes from GRU), Air Jamaica (USA - Jamaica and certain routes within the Caribbean) and South African Airways (JFK - JNB, ATL - JNB / CPT and certain inter-African routes.)
4. Owns all of Delta Connection carriers, ASA (based out of Atlanta) and Comair (based out of Cincinnati). Will soon buy a portion of CSA Czech. Expressed interest in buying part of Air India and Thai.

User currently offlineDelta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

738-18(many more coming soon)
764-21 on order

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

1.)Look above, that will cover you, with these comments as well. Delta's 727s will be gone no later than 2005-2006. Their L-1011s will be gone by April. Delta has numerous 737-600/700/800s all on order, as well as 6 B-777s on order. There is speculation that Delta will place a huge 777 order soon.
2.) ATL is their primary hub. Service to NRT, LGW, CDG, FRA, ATH, Istanbul, FCO, etc. and pretty much every major North American city (minus YVR). Also is their Latin America gateway.
CVG is their second largest hub, and is primarily used for Northeast flights to the rest of the US. A few international routes to FRA, CDG, and LGW.
SLC is Delta's Western hub, which they are talking about closing down shortly.
DFW is Delta's 4th largest hub, and they fly to the largest US cities (JFK, BOS, LAX, LAS, etc.)
JFK is Delta's international gateway, with flights to Europe, Africa, and soon Asia and South America.

Other major cities:
Boston - International gateway eff. June 1, 2001 with flights to LGW. Serves LAX, LAS, DFW, JFK, LGA, DCA, ATL, CVG, Bermuda from BOS.
LAX - Largest operation on the west coast (not the rockies). Serves ATL, PDX, CVG, BOS, JFK, DFW, LAS, MCO, etc.
MCO - Delta Express' hub. Mainline goes to ATL, SLC, LAX, and others.
LGA - DL is building up AC Jet from LGA as the RJ expansion booms there.

Codeshares with:
Air Canada (starting soon)
Malev Hungarian
Air France (SkyTeam member)
AeroMexico (SkyTeam member)
Korean Air (SkyTeam member)
South African
China Southern
Air Jamaica

Is seeking a 26% stake in Air India with Air France
Will buy portion of CSA, CSA will join SkyTeam soon.
Owns Comair and ASA. Has stake in SkyWest (connex carrier). I don't know about AC Jet.


User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

My mistake -
In my post I stated the China Southern / DL code-share was from JFK to Guangzhou, it's from LAX.

User currently offlineDelta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

Delta really is going to start a partnership with Air Canada? who else? I would love to see them expand their partnership with UNITED.

D e l t a 7 7 7

User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

Delta has the 727-232 ADVANCED also! (to add to Delta15's list)  

User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

Delta has a good operation at DFW, they dont just fly to major cities there, I flew to JAX and connected in DFW on Delta. They have ASA at DFW as well.

User currently offlineIndianGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 17 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Whats the average age of their fleet?

And what are the fleet repl. plans?

What would their fleet structure be?

User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 12 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

DL is retiring their two oldest planes, the L1011s and 727s. L1011s will principally be replaced with 764s whilst 727s will principally be replaced with 738s. L1011 retirement - according to a post on this board will be complete by mid-2001 - no idea about 727. MD-11 will eventually be replaced with 777s.

So, in a few years, Delta will probably just have a fleet of 737s, 757s, 767s and 777s.

User currently offlineMikeymike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (14 years 12 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

a quick correction to DeltAirlines post...Delta has no 737-700's nor -600's on order....

To answer some of Indian Guys questions:

The average age of the 599 aircraft fleet is 11.92 years (rapidly decreasing with the exodus of 727's and L1011's)

The fleet replacement plans center around 737-800's, 767-400s ( I don't see anymore -300ER's on firm order for a while) 757's and 777's while getting rid of the 727's and L1011's.

The fleet structure question seems to be answered above..

User currently offlineIndianGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 11 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

What about the general level of service?

Like ground service, inflight cabin service, catering etc.

Air India serves upto 4 cuisines on international flights. Does delta have a similar level of service?

User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (14 years 8 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

727's are supposed to be retired in 2005.

I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 8 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

It would be nice for Delta to replace the 727 on the ALB to ATL route with the 757. The 727s on this route are always booked, they need to get something bigger like the 757 with more capacity.

User currently offlineNycank From United States of America, joined May 2000, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 7 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

Indianguy: DL like many other US carrier have generic level of service in the
coach. BizElite is a different story.

Catering is sub-ed out (i.e subcontracted out). If you are interested in their
service to BOM, look at reviews posted at http://cheiron.tzo.com/ by
travellers to the indian sub-continent. I have flown them to BOM in Business.
Do not know how coach experience is. FRA-BOM has BOM based F/As and
probably a better choice of cuisines.

DL is a non-union airline, which
is off late sitting on a good cash reserve. Like all US based airlines, looks at
the bottom line.

User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6608 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (14 years 2 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

One additional note, Delta will began service from Atlanta to New Delhi, via Frankfurt on June 1, 2001.

User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 hour ago) and read 1276 times:

Quite literally all the information you could possibly want to know about Delta Air Lines can be found in their 2000 Fiscal Year report, published on Friday. You can download it at http://www.delta.com/pdfs/delta00ar.pdf. This will telll you everything you need to know.

(You need to have Adobe Acrobat to download & open the file.)


N 8 6 3 D A

User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (14 years 1 hour ago) and read 1275 times:

By the way, they are one hell of a great airline!

Fly Delta's Big Jets!
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