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by EMB170
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40657

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

To a couple of questions earlier, I'd offer the following: (1) Why JFK-ATH and TLV vs IST? IMHO it's TK and the rock-bottom fares they offer between NYC and the Middle East. Fares on TK can often be as little as $300-$400 one way, and if you're going on to TLV, BEY, or other cities, you sometimes ge...

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by EMB170
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA in 1997...
Replies: 54
Views: 8843

Re: TWA in 1997...

I flew ORD-JFK-FCO on TW back in January of 1997. ORD-JFK and return were MD-80s...with the JFK-ORD leg on an MD-83 (new plane, last paint job), while the ORD-JFK leg was probably an MD-81 or 82 (old red striped paint job with bare metal engines and "seam" tail cone). JFK-FCO and back on T...

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by EMB170
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16359

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

I agree this conversation is so tiring (and often ends in disappointment, at least for me). I have always viewed the IFE removal as a flawed decision. Kids love it. Families love it. The vast majority of passengers love it. Streaming-IFE is terrible, IMO. I couldn't get it to work on my last three ...

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by EMB170
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1459
Views: 208185

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

'Summer 2021' is both non-specific, and, given circumstances, a long time away. This announcement means nothing. Let us know when these routes are awarded in pilot bid packages and available for sale. My thoughts exactly. This is like the fictitious default schedule at this point. Playing with hous...

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by EMB170
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19280

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

If AA would fix their customer service and hard/soft product, everything else would fall into place. That needs to be the top priority for any new AA CEO. Their network needs some work too, but that’s not nearly as big of a deal as those two things. IMO it is reliability and customer service. The d...

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by EMB170
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s
Replies: 84
Views: 9983

Re: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s

[/quote] Although a low yield market, calling BCN a "secondary" market is a bit of a stretch IMO, it is the biggest cruise port in the Med so BCN sustains non-stop service to multiple US cities by UA/DL/AA. If I recall good enough it is JFK, EWR, MIA, IAD, ATL and ORD. Also have to add DY ...

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by EMB170
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9749

Re: Why did Pan Am disappear?

Many have said that Juan Trippe was the reason for the downfall of Pan Am and their argument deserves our attention. Like many failed things (companies, even states), when the head of the company/state is that important, it sets the organization up to fail later on down the line. Juan Trippe *was* P...

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by EMB170
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta fleet 1999
Replies: 32
Views: 6095

Re: Delta fleet 1999

As others have said, although many 737-200s were flying as Delta Express, some remained in mainline service. Flying mainly from CVG (but sometimes ATL as well), they ran to SBN, OKC, TUL, MSY, IND, YUL, BUF, MSP, and CLT, among others. The 737-300 was mostly[i] [/i] but not completely based out of S...

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by EMB170
Mon May 18, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65666

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

My questions: (1) If AA files for Chapter 11, and re-emerges, what incentive is there for DL and UA not do the same thing? (Without bringing politics into this argument, is this what is meant by corporations abusing bankruptcy?) Would AA have a 'damaged credit rating' that would prevent them from be...

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by EMB170
Sat May 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8637

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

I remember 3 rides on UA's 727-200s back in the late 90s as part of flying IND-ORD-BDL and return. On two of them (IND-ORD and back) the cabin interior looked almost exactly like what was in the original post...I was not impressed. Made me think I was flying on an ancient plane. The 727-200 on ORD-B...

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by EMB170
Tue May 12, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 110
Views: 14923

Re: United DC-10's

I could be wrong, but I don’t ever remember UA sending the DC-10 TATL. If they did it must not have been long. They converted the 762s to ETOPS and “ER” spec and used those before the 763 showed up. They did. In 1995 prior to UA getting the rights to fly ORD-LHR nonstop, UA 906/907 flew as a one-st...

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by EMB170
Mon May 11, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?
Replies: 39
Views: 3040

Re: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?

I think why this made news in particular is the fact that UA actually went ahead and said they were blocking middle seats. The passenger who originally tweeted this story out actually showed where on its website UA had said that. So then for UA to turn around and say "just kidding" made ev...

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by EMB170
Mon May 11, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24732

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

I can't say if it will be as successful as the A333, but TP has 15 frames already in service. Closer to home, DL has placed 35 orders for the A339 with the right to convert A359 orders to A339neo if they choose! Other operators/firm orders include VS, KU, MK, and GA.

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by EMB170
Thu May 07, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 11196

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

Paris CDG is a mess, in some areas you are led down, in some you are led up. CDG Terminal 2E, at least the L and M concourses leads you upstairs on arrival. Not sure about Concourse K. :checkmark: Halls L and M do lead you upstairs on arrival. Hall K, however, keeps you on a lower floor (like hall ...

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by EMB170
Thu May 07, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 11196

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

I find that those airports in the US that have elevated arrival corridors (PHL, LAX, RDU, MIA) ultimately have longer walking distances to CBP; you have to take an escalator up, and then walk to an escalator that leads you down to a passageway that takes you to CBP. I prefer CLT's approach: every i...

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by EMB170
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 757 Flight?
Replies: 33
Views: 5176

Re: Longest 757 Flight?

Flew ARN-EWR and that was scheduled at 8h 53m in the air. We did not have to stop for fuel, but that was in summertime.

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by EMB170
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12636

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

TSA has already announced they're shutting down. Will G7 be next?

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by EMB170
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million
Replies: 105
Views: 18593

Re: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million

Perhaps DL since they've announced new SEA-LHR service to compete with AA/BA? A departure from SEA would likely come in later in the am and leave in the early afternoon...

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by EMB170
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134180

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

DL will be happy to funnel the US-BLR traffic via the daily AF connection or the 4 weekly KL connections for ST members. They will lose that battle from SEA because: SEA-BLR 7,019 nm SEA-CDG-BLR 8,587 nm (+22.3%) + connection time[/quote] Don't want to throw cold water on AA's parade, but... Two ro...

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by EMB170
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky Team at PHL
Replies: 32
Views: 4175

Re: Sky Team at PHL

Air France flew to Philadelphia and discontinued it. Delta tried both Paris (replacing AF) and London-Heathrow in the past few years to no success. If I'm not mistaken PHL-LHR was never a market they wanted to stay in. It was only flown for the slot and once that mandatory timeframe passed DL moved...

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by EMB170
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky Team at PHL
Replies: 32
Views: 4175

Re: Sky Team at PHL

PHL doesn't have the O&D of JFK, EWR, or even BOS. This is not a gaping hole in DL/AF/KL service. That is an extremely inaccurate statement. Are you telling me that much smaller cities like PIT, CVG, RDU, etc. have more O&D? The main reason is that AA/OneWorld dominate at PHL making it toug...

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by EMB170
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky Team at PHL
Replies: 32
Views: 4175

Re: Sky Team at PHL

I personally wish the TATL service from PHL on Skyteam would come back. Connecting in BOS is a PITA (because I'd have to connect a second time in CDG or AMS) which leaves me with no alternative but to drive up to JFK. I will not fly on AA as their service is horrible. BA is slightly better, but conn...

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by EMB170
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 805
Views: 146945

Re: Official: Moxy Becomes Breeze Airways (Livery Photos)

It looks like he copied it from La Compagnie.

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by EMB170
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia unveils new uniforms
Replies: 27
Views: 4150

Re: Iberia unveils new uniforms

I am really digging the scarves the men get as accessories. I'm not sure about the vests, though...they seem a bit oversized and not as though they fit properly...

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by EMB170
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR and Foreign Carriers
Replies: 61
Views: 7212

Re: EWR and Foreign Carriers

Personally, as a SkyTeam loyalist, I'd love to see AF/KL/AZ return to EWR. For a time after they left, DL served CDG and AMS on their behalf, which was a good thing. Personally, I'd assume that NYC was big enough for the market to support both EWR and JFK, but apparently AF and KL think differently....

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by EMB170
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64654

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

My gut reaction was DL as well given the size of their existing A339 order. I also suppose that an argument could be made for SQ, given that they already have A333s...but I don't know if the 787-10 is meant as a 1:1 replacement for said A333 fleet. A339 could give them commonality. Would LH want A33...

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by EMB170
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 205
Views: 23635

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

I sincerely hope the 4 remote stands will be used mostly for parking aircraft that sit on the ground for long periods of time (similar to DL's space where T3 used to be), and not as bus gates unless absolutely needed... Having a hardstand operation in a city with real winter weather doesn't seem li...

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by EMB170
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys
Replies: 69
Views: 15390

Re: AA Strands Dallas Cowboys

PHL does not see the AA 777 on a regular basis, so I am not sure they have the capabilities/parts to repair that equipment type. That's what I suspected. That's why I brought up the likelyhood of maintenance staff on board charters like this. It also sounds like the backup plan if they couldn't get...

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by EMB170
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS announces YYC-BOS
Replies: 18
Views: 3050

Re: WS announces YYC-BOS

I would not be surprised to see DL jump into BOS-YUL. AC has a monopoly on the route now and DL historically had served the route for years (along with other BOS to eastern Canada routes); it seems like there could be an opportunity there. I also think it would make much more sense for DL to fly th...

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by EMB170
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's New Business Class For Its A350 Features Doors
Replies: 27
Views: 7823

Re: Aeroflot's New Business Class For Its A350 Features Doors

I'd agree with the comments above. Color palette looks beautiful; very sophisticated and luxe. Both J and W look like SU spins on DL hard products (which isn't a bad thing).

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by EMB170
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?
Replies: 28
Views: 1843

Re: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?

I have friends who fly for AA and I know that they go the extra mile to help passengers...like one FA who noticed that a little girl left her teddy bear behind on a flight into PHL, found out where the family was connecting on to, and raced down to their connecting gate to find the family so that th...

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by EMB170
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR
Replies: 42
Views: 13172

Re: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR

Plus they can charge extra for the single seats, like B6 does.

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by EMB170
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are both BA's 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft affected by the Trent 1000 issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 5348

Re: Are both BA's 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft affected by the Trent 1000 issue?

I flew on G-ZBJE back in 2016. Shame she's flightless...

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by EMB170
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 30935

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

If they use the 787, I hope it's not 3-3-3 seating. SQ's 787-10s do have 3-3-3 seating. However, the 787-10 is not a long haul aircraft for them but rather their "regional aircraft" to handle missions of up to 6 hours flying (yes, I know that's long but by SQ's standards, it's 'regional')...

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by EMB170
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54075

Re: Aegean new livery

From what I can see in the picture it looks like the tail and rear section of fuselage are a blue stripe. Very LH or SK. Is that intentional?

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by EMB170
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM's first 787 with the new cabins
Replies: 20
Views: 6096

Re: LATAM's first 787 with the new cabins

Latam+ isn't really a true premium economy, is it? Just regular Y with more legroom?

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by EMB170
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 180453

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

The original master plan stated that IND could have up to 50 gates (they currently have IIRC ~40-44ish). In addition to A1, A2, B1, and B2, there is also the potential to add missing gates on both concourses (A9, A18, A19, B11, B18, and B19). As demand warrants, I'm sure they'll look at filling in t...

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by EMB170
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens Concourse G at LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 11269

Re: Delta opens Concourse G at LGA

New concourse looks great! Are there plans to continue to use the names "Terminal A" (Marine Air Terminal), "Terminal B" (CTB), and "Terminal C" (Delta terminal)? I think it might be confusing to have Concourse C in Terminal B, while there's a separate Terminal C - or ...

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by EMB170
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12206

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

I'm pretty surprised AF hasn't tried YQB. There's obviously a huge Quebec-France market, which is only growing with the increasing French migration to Quebec.[/quote] YQB is a new market, one that's unproven. IIRC, AC had planned on offering YQB-CDG on the MAX 8 prior to it being grounded. Don't kno...

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by EMB170
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12206

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

Wonder why AF add more capacity on YUL instead of focusing on other NA markets where there could be higher yields such as ORD or IAH. Although both non-sky hubs I see potential for more than 1xdaily. AF was summer seasonal to ORD for the longest time, and utilized its smallest type on the route (A3...

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by EMB170
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58124

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

Do we know when these EWR-AKL flights will be available for sale?

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by EMB170
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58124

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

I'm quite stoked to welcome NZ to NJ! Any word on when these flights will become bookable?

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by EMB170
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 10935

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

Two things here: (1) Good on DL for taking care of these folks. They do, as many have said, have (at least in my experience) more of a corporate culture designed to empower employees to go above and beyond. Not saying it doesn't happen at AA or UA, but DL stepped up in this case. (2) Before everyon...

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by EMB170
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 10935

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

Two things here: (1) Good on DL for taking care of these folks. They do, as many have said, have (at least in my experience) more of a corporate culture designed to empower employees to go above and beyond. Not saying it doesn't happen at AA or UA, but DL stepped up in this case. (2) Before everyone...

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by EMB170
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 33759

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

[quote="oschkosch"]what does the ER stand for? Extra Risk? ;) :lol: Dying. But seriously. If you're a full-service airline (with few exceptions), you're probably not going to want to use a 7M9ER across the Atlantic or on longhaul. When you get up into those stage lengths, these days, more ...

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by EMB170
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Concourse C
Replies: 3
Views: 792

DTW Concourse C

I attended a dance festival last week in DTW. The city is really changing! As I arrived into the McNamara Terminal, I noticed that the end portion of Concourse C (Gates C28-C43) has been closed off for quite some time (my understanding is as a result of the draw down of 50-seaters and the retirement...

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by EMB170
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 29752

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

SEA-FAI. Just goes to show how the 221 is going to free up E75 flying. That an optimistic way of looking at it. Compass's contract is up June 2020 and there has been no talk of an extension. So free up, or just take...take your guess The contract might be up, but the planes certainly won't leave De...

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by EMB170
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 26902

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

For LH, how many TATL cities are even available out of Germany with the economics to support an A-321XLR vs an A-332? I see it more of a plane they could use East & South of Germany, but again how many new markets or existing markets would benefit from this aircraft enough to buy a sub-fleet fo...

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by EMB170
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.
Replies: 23
Views: 5735

Re: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.

I've experienced both hard-shell W (on SU and their 77W) and non-hard-shell W (on BA and their 788). General personal space was a bit better on BA but seat comfort was actually better on SU (and I was able to sleep, thanks to the leg rest that springs up from the seat, not down like the one on BA do...

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