DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8818 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 8015 times:
Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 13):
Perhaps Delta is realizing that NW did in fact know what they were doing the whole time?
Part of it has to deal with the economy - trans-Atlantic travel is being hit particularly hard right now, so it's better to use the capacity in the somewhat healthier (key word somewhat) Pacific markets right now...
Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1724 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7949 times:
NW...You seem to be someone "in the know", at NWA...I would like to ask you a question; I and very happy to see that the 744 has been reinstated on the LAX-NRT route. According to the schedule online, it appears that the A332 will take over on 29 March for a few months, but come June, it shifts back to a 744. Now, I still have dilemma that perhaps you can shed some light on. Since I originate out of LAS, NWA is now routing me through PDX or SLC, because I am a Business Class passenger. With the discontinuation of the A319/320 on the LAS-LAX route and no mainline DL or NW service on this route, it will not fare me through LAX, because of the lack of C class availability. According to today's online schedule, there is no service on NW/DL between LAS-LAX from 01 April until July. Come July, there is only one evening CRJ900 operated by Skywest showing. I thought DL/NW was going to keep some sort of feed in the a.m. on the LAS-LAX run or is this officially done? Do you see things possibly changing?
If I want to fly the 744 LAX-NRT post 01 April, I now have to purchase a separate LAS-LAX-LAS roundtrip on another carrier, which is not only an additional expense, but a logistics hassle too. Thank you for your help..
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3629 posts, RR: 29 Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7690 times:
Yes... it does seems that DL is pulling its blinders off and realizing that NWA actually runs an efficient airline. They're also realizing that the Pacific network is an animal in itself and perhaps consulting NWA employees that deal with the Pacific network might be a good idea. Getting the 333 off of JFK-VCE/ATH and subsequently MSP-JFK as well as the reversions in the Pacific schedule are only the first step.
Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7479 posts, RR: 9 Reply 18, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7616 times:
Quoting Azjubilee (Reply 17): Yes... it does seems that DL is pulling its blinders off and realizing that NWA actually runs an efficient airline.
Well efficiency and baggage handling is right on Deltanet, Day after day, NW beats DL hands down in just about every category, Completion factor, on time departures, on time arrivals, load factor, and halves delta in lost bags. 2.5 compared to 4.8 or something like that. This one made me chuckle because it reminded me of Dont Expect Luggage To Arrive
"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3629 posts, RR: 29 Reply 20, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7556 times:
Burnsie... we can take the efficiency concept to the next level. In addition to ontime performance, bags and completion, they tail route efficiently, onboard service is efficient and many other areas of our red tails. I do think DL realizes this and hopefully DL will embrace at least some of it. I won't hold my breath though.