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User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

In the spirit of the thread about Northwet's long closed ORD crew base....I was wondering if anyone had knowledge about Delta's former and grossly downsized flight attendant and pilot bases. I know that ORD was a large FA and pilot base up untill the early 90s and was closed, along with MSY,IAH and PDX in 2001 (?? not sure on the date). Wasn't MIA a large domicile as well at one point? How big were they at their peaks? Are there some other cities I am forgetting? I have a friend who was a DL FA new hire in 1998/99 and her entire class was send to MSY (she is CVG now)...so it must have been pretty substantial.

Thanks in advance. Happy holidays.

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User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16872 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

What about FRA, or were they JFK based?..


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User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4910 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2987 times:
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Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
What about FRA, or were they JFK based?..

No, FRA was never a base (in fact, it was not even a PA base).

Overseas, when DL first took over PA's transatlantic operations in 1991, they had FA bases in TLV, WAW, BOM...TLV and WAW were closed in the '90s, and BOM survived until 2006 when DL launched JFK-BOM nonstops.

PA had a TXL base as part of its IGS operations but those were sold to LH and so never came over to DL.

Quoting ItalianFlyer (Thread starter):
Wasn't MIA a large domicile as well at one point?

I believe that was part of the MIA-FLL area.


User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2825 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

They also had SEA. MIA/FLL was a pilot base as was BOS. MCO was a pilot base during the Delta Express years as well; I am unsure if it is still a FA base or not, but MIA/FLL is still a FA base. It will be interesting to see where all the domiciles end up being once the merger is completed.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2913 times:
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How soon before CVG will be on this list?


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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2890 times:

I think SFO was also a crew/pilot base. I would assume it still is.

EWR had a lot more DL presence back in the 1980s and 1990s. Perhaps EWR was also a crew base, or has it always been operated by JFK/LGA crews?



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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2889 times:

ORD was...they operated a mini-hub there


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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9425 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2790 times:



Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 6):
EWR had a lot more DL presence back in the 1980s and 1990s. Perhaps EWR was also a crew base, or has it always been operated by JFK/LGA crews?

EWR is covered in the NYC base which is LGA/JFK/EWR.

PDX and SEA is now re-opened. (not sure SEA closed)
They are useing the PDX F/As for PDX-NRT/AMS on 767s.

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 4):
They also had SEA. MIA/FLL was a pilot base as was BOS. MCO was a pilot base during the Delta Express years as well; I am unsure if it is still a FA base or not, but MIA/FLL is still a FA base. It will be interesting to see where all the domiciles end up being once the merger is completed.

No idea about DALPA bases, MCO,BOS and FLL/MIA are all still FA bases though (not 100% sure on FLL/MIA)



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2741 times:
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Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 8):
PDX and SEA is now re-opened. (not sure SEA closed)
They are useing the PDX F/As for PDX-NRT/AMS on 767s.

The PDX has not yet opened, and it will initially open only as an AFP(Alternative Flying Program), what SEA also is. DL will reassess after a certian amount of time. An AFB is a base with no physical support and the flight attendants are actually based at a physical domicile elsewhere and on a temporary basis. The SEA base is also an AFP base. The SEA base is only stafffed with 60 or so flight attendants who come from other bases such as SLC and LAX, We at NWA will also have these, known as satellite base, in ATL and SLC. After the integration, the AFP's and satellite bases which share location with respective domiciles, will close and the FA's wil return to their bases.



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User currently offlineTheGov From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 415 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

MEM was also a base. While I am not sure when they closed the base, there were quite a number of FA's who dead-headed between MEM and ATL in the late 80's. So it seems that history will repeat itself as a FA base! (Just hope it stays one!)


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User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

So MEM was a DL base once upon a time?!...I remember going thru there as a kid and they had almost all the A concourse.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2527 times:



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 8):
(not 100% sure on FLL/MIA)

FLL/MIA is still a base - I was on a 767-400 last month between BOS-ATL with 6 Miami-based F/As.

BOS and MCO as well - I've had flights in the last two weeks with crews from this base. Lots of Los Angeles-based ones too (I did a lot of ONT flying last month with three ATL-ONT r/ts and always had LA based crews - talking to them, they lived in the Inland Empire and liked these flights since they didn't have to trek out to LAX to start/end their trips; I'd assume SNA is also covered by the Los Angeles domicile).


User currently onlineC767P From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

TPA is also a flight attendant base, had them on the 767-400 from MCO-ATL on Dec. 11.

User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

I recall hearing that back in the 80s (before the PanAm integration and JFK) was a AFP/satellite base of BOS....is that correct?

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2182 times:

I think LAS is more of a residency area for some DL F/A

many would finish a flight in ATL and go to LAS. but that does not mean LAS was the base though.

some would say I am ATL base but live in IAH.



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User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2046 times:



Quoting C767P (Reply 13):
TPA is also a flight attendant base, had them on the 767-400 from MCO-ATL on Dec. 11.

From what I was told, TPA is a "virtual" base. It is a left over from when Song had a base in TPA. Im not even certain exactly what a virtual base is but this is what a DL FA once told me.

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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1893 times:



Quoting ItalianFlyer (Thread starter):
Wasn't MIA a large domicile as well at one point? How big were they at their peaks?

DL in Miami is only a shell of itself from what they were years ago (same for many markets). DL was actually one of MIA's earliest tenants and had a pretty extensive operation there. Same for FLL (at least I can remember this). I can recall sitting at Hollywood Airport and every other a/c coming in would be a D E L T A bird. Plenty of 762s and 764s.



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User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1762 times:



Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 9):
AFP(Alternative Flying Program), what SEA also is. DL will reassess after a certian amount of time. An AFB is a base with no physical support and the flight attendants are actually based at a physical domicile elsewhere and on a temporary basis.

is the definition of a 'virtual base' SWA TPA. My airline has one in LAS...it is under the umbrella of LAX, but on-site there are no supervisors (WOOHOO), no admin, no coordinators, no mailboxes (they mail everything to your house). They tend to be a handful of senior people who live in the area and it helps the airline save on hotel/per diem costs. I know currently DL has them in SEA,SFO,SAN,TPA,FLL,HNL,DCA and soon DTW & MSP.


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1589 times:

Ooooooh, well thanks so much for answering my question! I have wondered about that for a long time  Smile

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