Nickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1481 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1225 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.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8818 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1192 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.
Air Canada (starting soon)
Air France (SkyTeam member)
AeroMexico (SkyTeam member)
Korean Air (SkyTeam member)
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.
Nickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1481 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1114 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.
Nycank From United States of America, joined May 2000, 233 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1078 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.
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6 Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1051 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.
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