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by akelley728
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels
Replies: 18
Views: 8581

Flight attendant closes overhead bins upside down with high heels

Here is something you don’t see everyday. “A welcome relief from the strain of working as a flight attendant during a pandemic.” This flight attendant shows off her remarkable acrobatic skills to close the overhead bins with her feet - while wearing high heels. https://youtu.be/pUqPd1cqVJE https://w...

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by akelley728
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?
Replies: 20
Views: 5018

Re: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?

flyingclrs727 wrote:
How does an organization justify using such old aircraft? Where does one even find pilots?


Because the cost of acquisition is next to nothing, which is of primary importance to a non-profit charity organization.

Plenty of former cargo DC-8 drivers out there that could operate for SP.

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by akelley728
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 402
Views: 95165

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Seems that D-ABVR, D-ABVT and D-ABVU will be next to leave the LH fleet and make their final journeys from FRA to LDE next week. What does that leave LH with? Other than BOS-FRA, is there any other why to catch a LH 747 from the USA over the next few weeks (current EU travel restrictions notwithsta...

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by akelley728
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need DL mileage ticket cancellation help, thank you.
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: Need DL mileage ticket cancellation help, thank you.

Have you tried cancelling the ticket online recently? They have recently updated their website to accommodate ticket cancellations more effectively. A couple of days ago I cancelled a miles Comfort + tickets for a flight in April online. No issues. Miles deposited to my account within five minutes a...

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by akelley728
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 262380

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

tenHangar wrote:
I hope it's not ELP-ATL, ELP is a low competitive market that doesn't get the latest tech.
Maybe the 737Max will initially return to routes with few alternatives.


Uhh, Delta does not fly the 737Max

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by akelley728
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298456

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/10/middleea ... index.html
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CNN reporting as well:

Iran admits to shooting down Ukrainian passenger plane unintentionally, report says:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/10/middleea ... index.html

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by akelley728
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23471

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

Flight crews are exempt from the Fair Standards Labor Act, as they are not paid hourly like a 40 hour ground employee. Flight pay starts when the doors are closed , wheels are moving and engines are turning. It's the Fair Labor Standards Act. FLSA, not FSLA ;) https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/flsa

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by akelley728
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at MCI?
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: L-1011 at MCI?

http://tristarexperience.org/l1011/
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rjsampson wrote:
... and could not have been more please to see an L-1011! Anyone know about that aircraft?


More info here:

http://tristarexperience.org/l1011/

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by akelley728
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 176883

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

They didn't. The decision to retire seven A320s was taken at a moment when Delta was already installing the new cabins in the A320s. They simply retired the seven oldest A320s that hadn't received the new cabins yet. N309US had already gone through the mods at that point, so it wasn't retired. The ...

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by akelley728
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 16388

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

Remember DL has to replace their seats on the 717 after the FAA determined their current seats don’t meet some regulation. So if you’re going to keep them until 2030, and you have to replace the seats anyway... Why not go ahead and put IFE screens on the aircraft? I didn't hear this! Can you provid...

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by akelley728
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice on a smart watch
Replies: 14
Views: 1961

Re: Advice on a smart watch

Think you got the wrong forum Doc, haha. This is Non-Av, right? There are people on this forum who are gadgety geeks. I think I'm in the right forum. Your post was originally in Civil Aviation, which is where I found it. Mods moved it, all is good. I know there are a plethora of Android Apple Watch...

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by akelley728
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 252572

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Following continued harassment and bullying from the usual suspects, I've decided to change the format of the reporting. I will now do this weekly and have more of a highlights theme rather than attempt to be 100% fully encompassing of all events happening within the widebody fleet. Let me join the...

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by akelley728
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)
Replies: 39
Views: 8561

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)

Fantastic article! This is why I still am on airliners.net. Looking forward to seeing the next ones!

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by akelley728
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 17527

Re: Last VS A340

Maybe consider a quick overnight to Madrid on the IB 340 flight to make sure. Although when I tried it I got equipment swapped to an A333 on the outbound and A343 (right before retirement) on the return! It is usually a 346 though. Hopefully there isn't an equipment swap! My main question is how so...

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by akelley728
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 17527

Re: Last VS A340

So the A340-600 has been an elusive type on my flight log. I am flying to LHR in September. Based on the experience of those who regularly fly Virgin, how solid is the schedule from now to then? I would like to purchase my tickets now, but I don’t want to take a chance of buying a ticket if the airc...

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by akelley728
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 135181

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N338NW


Did you mean 3228? If so it looks like it returned back to SAL.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N328NW
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n515cr wrote:


Did you mean 3228? If so it looks like it returned back to SAL.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N328NW

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by akelley728
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's
Replies: 17
Views: 4000

Re: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's

seabosdca wrote:
I doubt there is much market for them as passenger frames, although perhaps at the right very low price Icelandair or Delta might have interest.


These are Rolls Royce powered frames. So negative on Delta, but Icelandair, yes.

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by akelley728
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia A340-600 Hard Landing in Quito (Video)
Replies: 2
Views: 1953

Re: Iberia A340-600 Hard Landing in Quito (Video)

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1401431
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Existing thread on this topic:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1401431

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by akelley728
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First DL A220 painted
Replies: 10
Views: 3364

Re: First DL A220 painted

https://twitter.com/ZachHonig/status/10 ... ines-a220s
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It's a photoshop. Original pic here:

https://twitter.com/ZachHonig/status/10 ... ines-a220s

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by akelley728
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Google Pop ups on iPhones
Replies: 1
Views: 1575

Re: Google Pop ups on iPhones

Same thing is happening to me as well! iPhone 6s. Everytime I click on a thread, the pop up comes up. I can only access airliners.net on my laptop now. Please make it stop!

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by akelley728
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 17602

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

SkyWest flights attendants are notorious for being the airplane mode police. Yes, yes and yes, totally agree! I'm a Delta Platinum Medallion and the airplane mode police are only on Skywest flights. Here is the 1st sentence: A Delta Air Lines flight attendant forced passengers off a plane at Fort W...

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by akelley728
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 4346

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

This safety video is world class. Delta sets the standard (at least for the US3) again. What a great way to highlight the new uniforms. I like many others had my doubts about the new uniform colors but now that they are out there, I have warmed up to them very quickly. It's a huge way to differentia...

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by akelley728
Mon May 21, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 10037

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

I think this is a nice gesture on Delta's part, with a great marketing partnership with Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola makes other products than just Coke (Sprite, Seagrams Ginger Ale, etc.) and you can choose not to have a Coke if you wish.

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by akelley728
Mon May 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21939

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Long turn times only affect Boeing a/c like the 757, the A321 with its wider cabin will not suffer that indignity. Wonder why the longer turn times on longer n/b body a/c is even a debate......everything has to be A versus B. Have you ever been on an A321? I have been on both AA and DL A321s and it...

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by akelley728
Mon May 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 135181

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

777Mech wrote:
After a long time being parked with engines off, 9208 has finally returned to service.


Do we know if N902DA (9202) is ever coming back? It's been stored since 6/25/2017.

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by akelley728
Fri May 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 6143

Re: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight

doug_or wrote:
Interesting. Not sure how accurate it is, but APC says DL only has 5 VIP configured 757s. Surprised they'd let them sit that much. Do they do MX in OKC?


Delta has 11 '75C' aircraft with 72 F seats:

N649DL
N650DL
N651DL
N652DL
N654DL
N655DL
N661DN
N662DN
N663DN
N664DN
N666DN

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by akelley728
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger IL-76?
Replies: 19
Views: 5486

Re: Passenger IL-76?

https://youtu.be/kzQ86hK3poY

https://youtu.be/oxYcQ6fLeqc
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Here’s a couple

Here are a couple YouTube videos that show the 3+3 seating on the IL-76 that does the Antarctica flights.

https://youtu.be/kzQ86hK3poY

https://youtu.be/oxYcQ6fLeqc

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by akelley728
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Officer who dragged off Dr Dao...now suing UA & Chicago Dept of Aviation
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Re: Officer who dragged off Dr Dao...now suing UA & Chicago Dept of Aviation

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391319
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Existing thread here...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391319

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by akelley728
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and the NTU 748
Replies: 3
Views: 1958

Re: LH and the NTU 748

Hi everyone I happened to notice the 20th 748 that was not taken up by LH. I thought I read on here way back when as to why but I couldn’t find the topic. Does anyone happen to have insight as to what the reasoning was for them to not accept this plane? Thanks in advance! To clarify, it's not the '...

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by akelley728
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 757's at MKE
Replies: 20
Views: 3845

Re: DL 757's at MKE

Is the Mighty 757 the preferred aircraft for athletic charters? Delta operates a sub fleet of 11 757s that are especially equipped for sports charters. The 11 757s transferred from Delta’s ownership to a private leasing company, which leases the aircraft to a trust controlled by the NBA league. As ...

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by akelley728
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta's 737-800 fleet have split scimitars?
Replies: 32
Views: 4883

Re: Will Delta's 737-800 fleet have split scimitars?

None of the 737-700s or 737-800s have pivot bins. Except for these 737-800s: 73As (Ex-GOL): 4/4, all have 2Ku WiFi. N774DE – ex-PR-GUW, (entered Apr 7, 2017; finished Jun 21, 2017) – SAL. 2Ku WiFi. N775DE – ex-PR-GXG, (entered Apr 5, 2017; finished Jun 13, 2017) – SAL. 2Ku WiFi. N776DE – ex-PR-GXK,...

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by akelley728
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 9643

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

This has nothing to do with her job at all. In my opinion, what people do off the clock is none of their employers business as long as it does not affect their performance on the job. I don't think she should lose her job over this or even be placed on leave, however most states in the US are at-wi...

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by akelley728
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire
Replies: 30
Views: 5413

Re: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire

Has this a/c been grounded since this incident for investigative purposes and was it repaired and put back into service or sent or scrapped/parted out ? Uhh, judge for yourself: https://cdn.aviation-safety.net/photos/accidents/20161028-2-C-2.jpg http://newsinflight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Sc...

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by akelley728
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans
Replies: 38
Views: 6181

Re: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans

Delta is one of the better airlines when it comes to not abusing the CRJ/ERJ. I thought the cut-off was 600 miles, but I'm sure someone who really knows can say for sure. I've always felt that the mission of these birds should be small markets and thin point to point markets of 500 miles or less. I...

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by akelley728
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL new requirements for service/emotional support animals
Replies: 31
Views: 2495

Re: DL new requirements for service/emotional support animals

Am I the only one who sees dogs and cats on a plane and thinks "I hope I'm sitting next to them?" I didn't realize so many people hated animals. This is not about people hating animals. This is what people hate: 1. Pet owners circumventing airline rules and trying to get out of airline pe...

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by akelley728
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans
Replies: 38
Views: 6181

Re: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans

personally would love to see the 50 seaters go, or be retained for smaller markets only. It would be nice to see them gone on routes like OMA-MSP, CID-DTW/MSP, MSN-DTW/MSP etc. Agreed - I flew on a CRJ-200 from ORF-DTW on Sunday. This isn't a smaller market and the plane was packed to the gills. It...

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by akelley728
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 46
Views: 11410

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

Maybe they'll buy the Lufthansa 747-8i frames and convert them. Negative. 1. All of LXs 747s are pure F models with the hinged nose. 2. 747-8i would be converted passenger frames with you guessed it, no hinged nose 3. 747-8i has the extended upper deck, severely limiting the cargo capacity vs the s...

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by akelley728
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 46
Views: 11410

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

n471wn wrote:
There are 6 400F’s currently available


flee wrote:
If they buy from the used market, the 744F would be the most likely candidate for fleet commonality and logistics.


What 400Fs are available?

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by akelley728
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5898

Re: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?

All in all, Boeing did well selling widebodies. However, as an everyday reader on a.net, I did not see any praise for this performance and I think it is widely overlooked. Do you have any idea why ? Why Boeing WB performance can not get the praise Airbus NB performance gets ? ( I tried not to act l...

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by akelley728
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 14742

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

Any time table on the 747 leaving ATL? I'm hoping to catch it soon for one very last time. Scheduled to depart ATL 9:45am, arrive MSY 9:55am. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8902/history/20180102/1441Z/KATL/KMSY It is loading up at T02 as I type this! I’m on DL1883 heading to MCO and we taxi...

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by akelley728
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 84812

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
I understand they were planning on taking the economy seats from 6304 for the upcoming 763ER-high J --> 763ER-low J conversion program. A number of economy seats needed for that program.


Does the DL 744 have the same exact model of seats as in the 763?

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by akelley728
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spatial disorientation: How many crashes caused by it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2772

Re: Spatial disorientation: How many crashes caused by it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._K ... lane_crash
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One of the most famous where spatial disorientation is the probable cause is the crash of John F Kennedy Jr. on July 16, 1999. I remember that like it was yesterday.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._K ... lane_crash

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by akelley728
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS 100 / 300 question
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: CS 100 / 300 question

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=126903
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DLHAM wrote:
There is an Airstair option for the A320? Never heard about that.


Yes - on the A319CJ

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=126903

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by akelley728
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 84812

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 77-437065/
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NateGreat wrote:
Could we expect Premium Select as well as new Economy seats on the 777 and 767-400 retrofits? Because they are desperately needed!


Yes for the 777

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 77-437065/

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by akelley728
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 Retrofit Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Re: Delta 777 Retrofit Thread

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372125
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Already being discussed here...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372125

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by akelley728
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Mood Lighting Retrofit
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Delta Mood Lighting Retrofit

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1377317
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We got a current thread on Delta Mood lighting...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1377317

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by akelley728
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 84812

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Any additional info as to why their keeping these two girls? They have already retired 1403 & 1404... 1403 was due for a heavy maintenance check. 1404 has heavy maintenance due next year but a smaller check due now. Both ships require an expensive Nitrogen Generation System installed to fly pas...

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by akelley728
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years
Replies: 22
Views: 3253

Re: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years

Delta went into bankruptcy in 2005 and emerged on April 25, 2007. During bankruptcy Delta shed close to 9,000 jobs, and a lot of the remaining employees got pay cuts.. The bankruptcy also allowed them to get rid of planes with high lease payment and renegotiate others. Then they merged with with Nor...

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