zeke wrote:We have been using iPads for maintenance and cabin longs for a few years, we were not the first by a long way.
At US we’ve had laptops since we got the Airbus’ in the late 90s. yeah but these are I-pads, which were not around in the 90s. The technology is totally night and day between the 90's and now. UA is using it in a way never used before. Did you watch the video? According to the video, the mechanic c...Jump to post
Gotta give credit where its due. UA, according to the article, is the first airline to employ the use of I-pads to help troubleshoot maintenance issues even before the plane lands. Before, a plane with a basic mechanical issue would normally take a one to two hour delay, now routine mechanical probl...Jump to post
DL is all about perception. If they can make people believe they are something they are not, it's a huge advantage in the marketplace.. What Bastian doesn't want to say to investors and the public is that their revenue premium is structural. They drive a revenue premium due to having market power i...Jump to post
Here's average age of the some of the different DL subfleets: 757: 20.8 years 767: 20.9 years MD80: 25.7 years 717: 16.7 years A320: 22.8 years A319: 16.4 years That's 2/3 of DL's fleet by number of aircraft. I would argue their fleet age doesn't even matter if DL achieves class leading operational...Jump to post
…A top analyst says it has. An article from Forbes suggests that AA has slipped behind UA to the last place spot amongst the US3. According to Forbes, Delta of course remains at the top. Forbes, a respected publication, makes its argument in this article. In the 1990s, the leading U.S. global airlin...Jump to post
The same few will always chime in with their own facts..”antiques?” yeah your showing straight up ignorance right now. DLs planes are not antique and look much better on the inside than the other two. Add the better service, employee morale, profitability and record breaking profit sharing and you ...Jump to post
Pretty cocky of him to make bold statements. As anyone with a business sense knows, its all cyclical and what is strong today, won't be at some point. We are already seeing it as UA has passed AA and is creeping up on him. Looks like they have finally gotten over the "Jeff" fiasco and con...Jump to post
Finally, another good add by Korean air. Im glad connections will be taken away from Dtw as the northeast and beyond have a better place to connect in bos. connections will be taken away from OW and *A. As a whole, DL won't lose anything but gain passengers. Detroit only has one daily 350 to ICN. W...Jump to post
I called it. The DTW folks kept saying KE would go into DTW rather than DL adding MSP and KE adding BOS. Yet here we are. It's rather good to see some connecting traffic taken away from DTW. Solid add for KE and I'm positive it'll go daily in short order. I'm not sure either flight takes anything a...Jump to post
A route I had suggested in the JV a while back. Makes perfect sense for Northeast transfer passengers without using ATL or JFK. I also wonder if this might end up seeing one of the A388 frequencies at JFK go down to a B748 or a B77W. you have it half right. Makes for more choices for people that do...Jump to post
UA at any given time has both 777-200ERs and 767-300s out of service for Polaris cabin updates. This has caused shortage in the 777-200ER fleet, which is why there are the A models flying EWR-MAD, BCN etc..,. Need clarification. I just looked up EWR-MAD and is the UA seat map accurate? 2-4-2 in bus...Jump to post
Surely they have enough 767s Actually, no they don't. They're currently taking several of Hawaiian's 767s as they come off of lease. Also, United recently asked Boeing about the possibility of acquiring some new-build 767s in search of some intermediate lift. Although this didn't pan out, it unders...Jump to post
AA's worst nightmare will be realized if fuel prices continue to go up. Whats AA's worst nightmare you say? Well, according to the CEO, "We will never lose money again".
Their debt is the highest in the industry. Why do you think they deferred all those A321's until 2024?
Pure politics based on the results of last week's gubernatorial primary runoff election. thats how the world spins, just like it was pure politics when Cagle put the tax in place. Good for Delta. Amazing political spin by you. On the one hand you were out there defending Delta for fighting ME3 subs...Jump to post
The crew waiving their time and continuing the flight to help the remaining pax won't make the news, unfortunately. Right? But you know how some posters on here feel that all of UA employees are horrid. Oh and may I add that fact that on a IAD-DUB flight yesterday, the UA captain took a 20 minute d...Jump to post
thats how the world spins, just like it was pure politics when Cagle put the tax in place. Good for Delta. Youre reaching too hard. Taxes are where we as a society get our revenue to have things like roads and schools. Why shouldnt DL or any other carrier pay their fair share? Except the whole thin...Jump to post
litz wrote:Pure politics based on the results of last week's gubernatorial primary runoff election.
I didnt see this posted. Rather big news if you ask me. Saves DL a few pennies. With Casey Cagel out of the picture, this doesnt surprise me and that it happened so fast is rather telling. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Monday to stop collecting sales tax on jet fuel effective We...Jump to post
UAL is showing substantially weaker performance than its peers. Personally, I don't get it. They need to cut the marginal flying. Then Kirby is out there saying they will grow. He's not a guy that likes to waste money. I don't get what is going on. Does UAL think things will get better? The domesti...Jump to post
https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-claims-delta-stopped-her-224051784.html Article quote: "'The captain came on and asked us if we would all remain seated while the soldier got off the plane first and while the honor guard took the deceased soldier out of the plane,' Gaudry said in a video she p...Jump to post
If it were a material value it would have to be disclosed on UA's 10K filing. I still find it amazing that Republic avoided any and all liability, it was their airplane and their crew. what does it say on the boarding pass and the side of the plane? It was for all intents and purposes, it was a Uni...Jump to post
I’ve heard the number is much lower than anyone thinks (5 figures). From what I’ve heard there is additional video of him in the terminal beating his ownhead against the wall or some other erratic behavior. famous last words, 'from what I heard'. So basically in other words, Dao banging his head in...Jump to post
They may only be 16 years old, but the design and technology are from the 80's; not exactly a modern ship. You know, with all the money DL has made they need to get rid of these dinosaur's they have been flying. Quit being so cheap to fly planes designed before your crews were born. As a passenger,...Jump to post
Interesting. Because of the more narrow cabin width, I am guessing that it will not be the exact same design as the 359. Unless DL goes 1-1-1 in J on the 764, it will just be the same seat but with doors, no? The DL 764 has 40 Delta One seats. I can easily see them going down to 36 or even 32. As f...Jump to post
Just came across some videos of a few days ago about the recovery efforts and a tour of the temporary facilities at SXM by the Acting Chief Operations Officer. Should be quite educational for the "totally destroyed and it can't be done and/or will take years before any plane will return" ...Jump to post
Indeed...if you add back in the revenue UA lost due to IAH being shut down for a week UA would have been slightly up in terms of revenue for the quarter. YTD even with the impact of the hurricane UA generated ~800 million in additional revenue vs 2016. I would love to see the actual math that was u...Jump to post
I don't think I've ever heard anyone ever say their purchasing decision was driven by the color of the Y seat Of course you haven't heard anyone say that, because they don't realize that. Branding and marketing involve a lot of sneaky mind games. Example: Remember back in the late 1990s and early 2...Jump to post
Those sliding door seats look terribly uncomfortable. I also don’t care for the leather like surface. It’s too hard and get too warm when sitting on those for long durations. It better feel better than it looks or there is going to be lots of fallout. What purpose does that door truly serve? seriou...Jump to post
Don't forget there was a little thing called 'hurricane' that shut down 2nd largest hub, and even though it was back up in couple of days, effects still being felt. That will decrease your revenue very quickly. Indeed...if you add back in the revenue UA lost due to IAH being shut down for a week UA...Jump to post
Don't forget there was a little thing called 'hurricane' that shut down 2nd largest hub, and even though it was back up in couple of days, effects still being felt. That will decrease your revenue very quickly. The #s will obviously be impacted some by the hurricane but lets not jump to conclusions...Jump to post
DL will have 6 confirmed routes now with the 350, all to be in service by April 2018. DTW to ICN/NRT/AMSPEK/PVG and ATL to ICN.
How many A350's do they need to operate these 6 routes? I don't really understand how aircraft rotations work so any help will be appreciated.
While I agree that OP is a little overly enthusiastic about his favorite airline, please stick to the topic and cut out the personal attacks. Thanks OA but the personal attacks don't really bother me. I know you have to keep things clean but in all honesty, I do deserve it sometimes. That said, thi...Jump to post
[ understand that point that many seem to be making. But I honestly question how much it ultimately really matters. Do passengers really care about the color of the seat? Do they really care about whether or not the red widget logo is on the headrest? . Passengers, the ones that matter, don't give ...Jump to post
The DeltaOne and Comfort+ cabins look very nice indeed. I'd be inclined to agree that the Economy cabin is not as visually appealing. That said; I do tend to find that Delta cabins are less sterile in person than they look in photographs. . this has been pointed out in the past, when you have 200 p...Jump to post
Delta once again out in front of the pack and raising the bar this time for economy passengers on long haul international flights. How long until UA and AA follow, if at all? International Main Cabin dining reinvented: Introducing new serviceware, refreshed meals and menu cards This is one of Delta’...Jump to post
I was not expecting to see so many negative comments over a product that most people haven't seen let alone had a chance to experience. . The problem is twofold. 1. Delta haters will dislike anything DL puts out. 2. A lot of folks are thinking this is the same Delta One seat that is currently in th...Jump to post
Delta One suites look a bit cramped... we all know they used the door as a marketing gimmick. I would personally prefer a DL A330 suite over this. I've flown over a hundred flights in business class on a variety of airlines. On exactly ZERO of those flights, have I found my limbs hanging out into t...Jump to post
Would anyone happen to know if Delta's A350's have the tail camera like all the other airlines that fly the A350 do? they do not. Unrelated, I got my first flight on DL's A350 coming up on November 30th. Thanks to all the negative posts about the colors of the main cabin seating, I decided to snag ...Jump to post
Tell you what, before we all get our panties in a bunch, lets examine MSP-BOS a few months after start up and see how its doing. It looks like at this point, B6 has taken over the proverbial title from DL of 'dartboard' airline of the decade. Because by the looks of things, BOS-ATL isn't doing all t...Jump to post
I tend to assume this competitive advantage is oversold, since Delta seems to be willingly giving it up. Certainly, some shuttle passengers prefer the MAT location, but I'm not convinced it equates into much of an advantage. Its only an advantage in the eyes of a JetBlue fan. Conversely speaking, a...Jump to post
These aren't my thoughts and words but those of professional analysts in the business market and thought it was a very well written piece about DL. As most of us humbly know, DL is in the business of putting the customer first. Earnings and profits are also at the forefront of the DL mission. DL is ...Jump to post
UA advertises on a very large billboard in NYC. It can be seen driving northbound on the Harlem River Drive in Manhattan around 125th street. It says in sum and substance to beat the traffic and fly United out of EWR. I drive past that sign every day on the way home from work while sitting in traffi...Jump to post