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User currently offlinedelta762 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 49 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4152 times:

I am spending the day in the ATL airport and just noticed something interesting. The amount of Airbus aircraft (operated by DL) that now call ATL their home. Back in the day you might see a UA or F9 even some others, but now there are A319, A320, and A330's all over the place. I am not trying to spark an A vs. B topic!! I just thought it was neat to see all the variety of aircraft now operating in the DL paint scheme. Anyone else?

Delta762

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User currently offlineMNMncrcnwjr From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

Quoting delta762 (Thread starter):
I just thought it was neat to see all the variety of aircraft now operating in the DL paint scheme. Anyone else?

Likewise could be said for the MD's 777's and 767's plying MSP and DTW ....

Would one expect anything different from a merger that brought 90% of the commercial a/c manufacturers together in one Carrier? Saab's CRJ's E's DC's MD's A's B's ..... I mean who is left to throw into this stew???



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User currently offlinebhmdiversion From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3734 times:

Most of the Airbus that transition through ATL come from DTW and MEM. Example - SAV-ATL-MDW-DTW would be one of the routings.

User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3408 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

Quoting MNMncrcnwjr (Reply 1):
I mean who is left to throw into this stew???

Let me just say once again:

Bring back the Dash 8!!!  



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User currently offlineSkyPriorityDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

I agree, it is nice to the variety. It seems as if though they are trying to maximize their opportunities, putting the right capacity on the right routes. For example, a primary reason many 737s have shifted to DTW is due to the fact that they are trying to utilize aircraft with IFE on the long transcontinental routes (DTW-SAN, DTW-LAX, MSP-LAX, etc.) so that passengers will have something to play with as opposed to an A320 with no IFE besides Wi-Fi. A lot of the former ATL routes that utilized aircraft with IFE were either short or "less deserving" dare I say it.


Keep Climbing...
User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6933 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

Quoting delta762 (Thread starter):
I am spending the day in the ATL airport and just noticed something interesting. The amount of Airbus aircraft (operated by DL) that now call ATL their home.

This fall it's 5x 319 on ATL-EWR. They are loving them on that route!



"KEEP CLIMBING" -- DELTA
User currently offlineRDUOODL From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3322 times:

You will also see that some outstations get larger aircraft from MSP and DTW than from ATL now. DL wants larger frequencies to ATL with the same/less capacity to the other hubs. Also the AB equipment in ATL allows some cities that have a large number of business flyers to have a higher F-Y ratio. The A319 also makes for much better equipment for the BOS-NYC and the Florida-NE flights. Fewer seats to fill, giving DTW more seat capacity with the M88 fleet. The only downfall to all of the right sizing seems to be with MTC issues. The MTC guys getting used to the new fleet types and they can have a tough time getting parts from stores in other cities.


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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3302 times:

Quoting delta762 (Thread starter):
. Back in the day you might see a UA or F9 even some others, but now there are A319, A320, and A330's all over the place

I remember when America West was running a large number of flights to PHX and LAS and there would be at least one or two HP a/c parked on E so to free the common use gates they used on D. US did throw the occasion Airbus into ATL, but for awhile it was a mix of CRJs, E-Jets and 737s. I remember when Air France, Sabena and Austrian flew A330s into ATL. When Swissair retired their MD-11s (which had replaced the 743 on the ATL-GVA service), they put the A330 on the route.


User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

Yes, it really is different. One thing I always enjoyed about ATL is the variety of aircraft to be seen, every few years or so changes happen and bring new things.

Back in the '70's ATL was 727/DC-9 to death!
Hoards of 'em everywhere!
Oh, there were plenty of L-10's and DC-8's as well but nothing like the 727's and DC-9's.



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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 3):
Bring back the Dash 8!!!

No, no, no...long live the mighty ATR!!


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User currently offlineSurprise From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 133 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

I actually remember when I was a kid flying on North Central's DC-3's. Now that would be nice to see again!

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2749 times:

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 3):
Bring back the Dash 8!!!

Agreed, as long as it's in the shape of some new Q400s. Put them on the sub-300 mile flights out of ATL and stop that "12 daily CRJs to Chattanooga/Asheville/etc" BS.

And hey, maybe they could some A380s for the hub-to-hub routes to AMS and CDG    .


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2661 times:

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 11):
Put them on the sub-300 mile flights out of ATL and stop that "12 daily CRJs to Chattanooga/Asheville/etc" BS.

I posted on this not too long ago. The likes of AGS, AVL, BQK, CHA, CSG, DHN, MGM, and VLD. I think the DHC-8-300 would be a perfect fit with a nice little subleet. The Q400 IMHO is too much a/c for the markets that would be a good fit for turboprop service. If the market does call for that many seats, its most likely being operating by a mixture of CR2s and CR7s with an F cabin.



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User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1043 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2639 times:

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 11):
Put them on the sub-300 mile flights out of ATL and stop that "12 daily CRJs to Chattanooga/Asheville/etc" BS.

I couldn't believe it at first, but you are correct indeed. It seems to me as though they prefer frequency over size in these markets. Otherwise, why wouldn't they send their CRJ 700s or 900s?



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User currently offlineMNMncrcnwjr From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2598 times:

Quoting Surprise (Reply 10):
North Central's DC-3's. Now that would be nice to see again!

Well that was ruined by NW management as ship 728 was repainted from NC livery to NW in the 1990s It is resting quite comfortably at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan and once held the distinction of logging the most air time in history

I had the opportunity to be on this ship in the late 60's

http://www.thehenryford.org/exhibits/heroes/entrepreneurs/dc3.asp


Here is the ship as it was just before it retired

North Central DC-3 ship 728



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User currently online727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6622 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 8):
Back in the '70's ATL was 727/DC-9 to death!
Hoards of 'em everywhere!
Oh, there were plenty of L-10's and DC-8's as well but nothing like the 727's and DC-9's.

That was a GOOD thing !!!



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User currently offlineFrostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

So, how is it that the continued presence of the Travolta 707 hasn't entered this conversation about interesting sights at ATL. Say what you will about the guy, the aircraft is a beauty.


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