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by jumbojet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft
Replies: 155
Views: 19452

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

you know what, these new planes have the potential to fly TATL. I would bet that's where some of them will wind up.

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by jumbojet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft
Replies: 155
Views: 19452

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

it would be nice to see some of these fitted for JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA with flatbed seating. Although I was just on a DL 757 transcon, the interior of the plane looked brand new and fresh.

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by jumbojet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 138
Views: 17883

Re: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

UA is taking big chances and gambling with their future. I will tell you this, WHEN the world economy tanks next, UA, with all of these high profile and exotic new routes AND expensive new planes, will be the most exposed and in for a world of hurt. This is not my arm chair opinion but those of expe...

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by jumbojet
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4319
Views: 1440388

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MD80MKE wrote:
777Mech wrote:
DL #5 should deliver to ATL tomorrow (12/12) in time for an investor's day walkthrough.

Would it also carry some of the Airbus executives to announce somthing big with Delta?? :stirthepot:


A380 order. Will fly JFK-LAX.

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by jumbojet
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4386

Re: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018

Am I crazy for thinking Terminal 2 doesn't look big enough for all of Korean Air's operations? Don't get me wrong, this is a huge improvement and I'm thrilled whenever see airports expanding (especially since we in North America seem to have lost the art and have adopted Europe's lipstick-on-a-pig ...

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by jumbojet
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline relocation at LGA 12/9
Replies: 42
Views: 9486

Re: Big night at LGA

ThOn top of that we get to do it during a snowstorm!!!! LGA is only under a winter weather advisory. Still, it will be messy out there. enjoy and have fun. I hope the traffic situation improves quickly at LGA. I refuse to book a flight out of LGA until it does. Last week I had to wait 45 minutes fo...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 65427

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

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Not to hijack this thread, but I posted my review of a recent flight I had on Delta's newest widebody aircraft, the flagship A350. Here is the link:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1380581&p=20008855#p20008855

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Review: A Passengers Perspective of the Delta A350 D1 Suite
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Review: A Passengers Perspective of the Delta A350 D1 Suite

I previously posted this a few days ago but due to many mistakes and being unable to edit, I requested that the mods delete that thread. The below is a more thorough and comprehensive review of my experience onboard DL's newest flagship, the A350. I've taken a few flights on Delta’s newest plane, t...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 75
Views: 9798

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

IPFreely wrote:
airzim wrote:
FYI, DL and AA can’t gurantee you lie flat with direct aisle access either.


Heck, DL can't even guarantee working lavatories for the duration of a flight.


Yes, Delta had a broke toilet on a flight, can you just imagine the horror? :roll:

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 75
Views: 9798

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

United is improving- the point of this thread is that it’s going slowly. The old seat was fine until you fly true Polaris on a 77W, then it’s tough going backwards. . Bingo.. which is why going from Delta to United for me doesn't make sense at this point. It would be like stepping into a time machi...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 75
Views: 9798

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

[ FYI, DL and AA can’t gurantee you lie flat with direct aisle access either. If its a widebody aircraft then yes, they do. We all know that the US3's 757 premium equipped aircraft do not have direct aisle access. At any rate, I look forward to the day when I can try United and get the FULL Polaris...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 75
Views: 9798

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

Actually there are some significant changes on the way, to all aspects of the experience (inside and outside). Do you mean this? You’ll Get Even Less Space on Transatlantic Flights with United Next Year? Basically, United sees high demand to Europe for S18 so they figure the best way to accommodate...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 75
Views: 9798

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

Actually there are some significant changes on the way, to all aspects of the experience (inside and outside). Do you mean this? You’ll Get Even Less Space on Transatlantic Flights with United Next Year? Basically, United sees high demand to Europe for S18 so they figure the best way to accommodate...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330neo - fleet speculations
Replies: 17
Views: 5731

Re: Delta A330neo - fleet speculations

Because there are reports that the aisles of the A350 with Delta One Suites are very, very narrow, I am speculating that Delta will not install these seats on their A330neos. . I just flew (as a passenger) two flights on the DL 350 in the suites. And yes, the aisles are very narrow. The galleys don...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 75
Views: 9798

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

And to add to the embarrassment, United was taking deliveries of brand new B789 aircraft just a few months ago with the same old dated 2-2-2 configuration. Its going to take years for those planes to wind up with Polaris seating. United should have done everything in its power to get Polaris seats i...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 75
Views: 9798

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

The Polaris brand and experience were officially launched December 1st 2016. A year later, there is 1 Polaris lounge in operation (at ORD), and 15 planes have the full product (all 14 777-300ERs and 1 767-300ER). AA seems to be rolling out its new Flagship lounges at a faster pace, though its premi...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 75
Views: 9798

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

The Polaris brand and experience were officially launched December 1st 2016. A year later, there is 1 Polaris lounge in operation (at ORD), and 15 planes have the full product (all 14 777-300ERs and 1 767-300ER). AA seems to be rolling out its new Flagship lounges at a faster pace, though its premi...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 65427

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

IIRC there should be no more A359 until early 2018, the next 763ER will retire in March will more to come in the year. The last 2 763s seems they won't be WFU until the end of next year. I'm pretty sure the wide body fleet is going to at least go down into the 130s once they burn through the 763ERs...

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by jumbojet
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 18887

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Just saw a Facebook posting that AA has all flights covered. http://news.aa.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/If-Santa-Is-Flying-so-Is-American/default.aspx that's nice but AA will still be stressed. Its going to be all that much harder now to cover those that go sick etc... This isn't ...

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by jumbojet
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 12003

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

Want a "last" 747 flight? Just pick any of the 25 North America cities LH or BA fly the 747 too. 700k miles is idiotic considering the 747 will continue flying for at least another couple decades. It ain't that impressive. Those were my exact thoughts when I stopped bidding at 600,000 mil...

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by jumbojet
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 12003

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

Want a "last" 747 flight? Just pick any of the 25 North America cities LH or BA fly the 747 too. 700k miles is idiotic considering the 747 will continue flying for at least another couple decades. It ain't that impressive. Those were my exact thoughts when I stopped bidding at 600,000 mil...

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by jumbojet
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 12003

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

The last auction just ended. the last DTW-SEA package just sold for 920,000 miles.

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by jumbojet
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 18887

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Just saw a Facebook posting that AA has all flights covered. http://news.aa.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/If-Santa-Is-Flying-so-Is-American/default.aspx that's nice but AA will still be stressed. Its going to be all that much harder now to cover those that go sick etc... This isn't ...

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by jumbojet
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 12003

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

ATL-MSP package #2 just closed out at 724,000 miles.

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by jumbojet
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 12003

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

Looks like DL is charging its own employees to fly on one of these farewell flights. At a discount and all proceeds go to charity. United didn't do that. United had a bidding process but didn't charge. Thoughts on this? New process announced today, seats will be distributed to active employees and ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 12003

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

Thanks for the insight on how UA did it. The contrast is quite remarkable. DL's final flights are being very poorly planned and feel like an afterthought in comparison. not for nothing, and no disrespect to you, but everything delta does, delta does wrong. I don't think I can name more than 1 thing...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 12003

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

That almost seems like a bigger slap in the face to me than making employees pay for the employee appreciation flights. Sorry, but if you announce to me that I can buy a confirmed seat at this time on this day, I damn well expect the company to follow through on that. Expression of interest? What k...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 757 cabin update
Replies: 52
Views: 6073

Re: DL's 757 cabin update

. The whole DL experience made me definitely reevaluate my feelings towards AA. I seriously doubt you want to reconsider AA. Remember, its Doug Parker who wanted to go to 29 inch pitch on a good majority of his aircraft. That is not true at all... It was 3 rows on 737MAXs... Hardly a majority... Ad...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 12003

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

Looks like DL is charging its own employees to fly on one of these farewell flights. At a discount and all proceeds go to charity. United didn't do that. United had a bidding process but didn't charge. Thoughts on this? New process announced today, seats will be distributed to active employees and ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 757 cabin update
Replies: 52
Views: 6073

Re: DL's 757 cabin update

HWC1977 wrote:
. The whole DL experience made me definitely reevaluate my feelings towards AA.


I seriously doubt you want to reconsider AA. Remember, its Doug Parker who wanted to go to 29 inch pitch on a good majority of his aircraft.

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 757 cabin update
Replies: 52
Views: 6073

Re: DL's 757 cabin update

What???? DL is not perfect, how dare you say such a thing. The DL unofficial fan club and it’s very active membership will not be happy with such a thread. What I am posting is OT but I am gonna post it just to prove the DL fanboy myth wrong. I just got off DTW-ICN on the new A350, flew up front in...

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by jumbojet
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils A350 First Class product
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils A350 First Class product

hi walls and a sliding private door sound very familiar. There's a particular North American airline that is using that very concept but on its business class seats. Lets see what the same people say about this first class seat that commented on the other business class seat....

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by jumbojet
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 18887

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Watching 4 New York from the Delta Skyclub at EWR. Their giving regular updates on this breaking story. They interviewed several AA pilots and all of them said that they would NOT come in during the holiday snafu, vacation plans are set with families. There is evidently a lot of bad blood between th...

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by jumbojet
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 18887

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

pabloeing wrote:
I fly the December 9 from JFK to MIA in the AA235.......¿I have in a problem?


Its all over the news this morning. Channel 4 just said for flights between Dec 17th and Dec 31.

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by jumbojet
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10243

Re: Why no United to Africa?

They have their big Star partner Lufthansa to handle Africa. And the reality is - no matter how much A-netters want everyone to fly everywhere - every airline can't be, and doesn't want to be, everything to everyone. Well, okay, maybe that doesn't apply to Norwegian. ;-) but using the same logic, D...

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by jumbojet
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 18887

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

The pilots union is urging crews not to take these assignments because they might violate the union contract. In other words, pay our constituents ALOT more than 150% and flights will get picked up. I think 500% is a reasonable amount. AA is making tons of money. Remember what the CEO said not to lo...

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by jumbojet
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 18887

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

[ AA have said numerous times now publicly that they intend to appropriately have cover with 1.5X, so maybe it was spot on after all. AA management sounds confident, maybe to confident. It remains to be seen if any flight cancellations actually occur. At what point, if at all, will they start to sh...

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by jumbojet
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 18887

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

APA and AA management on relatively good terms? When will the first 'possible' flight cancellations occur?

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by jumbojet
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue to start EWR-SDQ
Replies: 19
Views: 5594

Re: jetBlue to start EWR-SDQ

Now if B6 could only find a way to squeeze some Mint flights to LAX/SFO out of those 4 gates... :duck: and they should. They could easily fill a few MINT 321's from EWR-LAX/SFO. Its only UA with flatbeds to the west coast out of EWR, I bet B6 could make a killing. Along those same lines, B6 would m...

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by jumbojet
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 65427

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

**** N504DN (359) has been formally delivered. Flying from TLS to MSP today 11/29 **** Fourth 359 to join the fleet. Will undergo induction in MSP prior to entering service on DTW-ICN effective 12/16 yup. Just took off from TLS. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N504DN/history/20171129/1100Z/LFBO/...

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by jumbojet
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 65427

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

I get that but DL didn't know that ahead of time? You would think they would, but I guess not. I wonder what they're doing with Premium Select passengers. Not all can be bumped up to J. I would rather the crew have adequate training versus having an inexperienced crew on the type and potentially ha...

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by jumbojet
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 11166

Re: Amazing Delta Operational Performance

But then folks chime in and say that it doesn't include Delta Connection's stats. Well, guess what, this time it does. In fact, Delta and Delta Connection went 11 days without a cancellation. Delta definitely ranks best in class for operational performance, continuing to set the bar for others to fo...

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by jumbojet
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 11166

Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

Pretty impressive considering it includes Delta Connection AND an on-time ratio of nearly 93%. How did your airline make out? Delta Air Lines flew more than 2.35 million customers on nearly 23,000 flights during the holiday period from Wednesday to Sunday without a single cancellation anywhere acros...

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by jumbojet
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 65427

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Seems like a lack of aircraft. Right now they need all three frames, so these A350 extracurricular excursions are forcing a 747 sub. It was. And it's scheduled to sub again on Tuesday. And DL doesn't know this ahead of time? DL knew way back that they would only have so many 350's to go around on t...

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by jumbojet
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 65427

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Anyone know the reason for this? Seems like a lack of aircraft. Right now they need all three frames, so these A350 extracurricular excursions are forcing a 747 sub. I still say that a 350 was swapped for a 747 on todays flight. It was. And it's scheduled to sub again on Tuesday. And DL doesn't kno...

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by jumbojet
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 65427

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Listed on FR24: - 27 Nov Detroit (DTW) Seoul (ICN) B744 (N670US) - 26 Nov Detroit (DTW) Seoul (ICN) B744 (N674US) - 25 Nov Detroit (DTW) Seoul (ICN) B744 (N666US) - 23 Nov Detroit (DTW) Seoul (ICN) A359 (N503DN) - 21 Nov Detroit (DTW) Seoul (ICN) B744 (N670US) - 20 Nov Detroit (DTW) Seoul (ICN) A35...

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by jumbojet
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 65427

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

I believe that is scheduled until they receive their next delivery. I know that its alternating days but I got this info from another forum. the individual said his 350 was swapped for a 74. I guess its entirely possible that this person wasn't completely sure of the equipment they were flying on. ...

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by jumbojet
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 65427

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

I kind of figured this was the best place to post this since its sort of widebody related. I've noticed that Delta has been subbing the 747 in place of the 350 on a few DTW-ICN-DTW flights lately. Anyone know the reason for this? Thanks I believe that is scheduled until they receive their next deli...

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by jumbojet
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 65427

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

I kind of figured this was the best place to post this since its sort of widebody related.

I've noticed that Delta has been subbing the 747 in place of the 350 on a few DTW-ICN-DTW flights lately. Anyone know the reason for this? Thanks

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