Scott Kirby'd 787-9 - 37 (reduction from 88 in current config) IMO, this is a MASSIVE, MASSIVE downgrade, considering that the 789s fly United's longest routes. Premium Economy (21) plus E+ is only 58 seats on this airplane, meaning 12 Economy pax, most likely Premier members, will be forced into st...Jump to post
All of the M90's presently parked have been changed to permanent removal.
MIflyer12 wrote:Jump to postI don't know that we will see any parked MD-90s make a brief return from the desert but today DL announced that all MD-90s are to be retired by end 2022.
On July 5, 1994, Frontier II flew its first flight using a leased Boeing 737-201 from USAir. Quite a remarkable backstory on how the second Frontier came to be, built on the backs of mostly original Frontier executives and employees who loved their airline so much (which was shut down in August 1986...Jump to post
I'm sure DL is asleep at the wheel and ignoring their premium revenues and focused on the back half. :shock: Did you see their updated financial numbers today? DAL is driving a revenue premium - in all cabins. This makes Scott Kirby Airlines I and II look even worse. While we likely both miss NWA fo...Jump to post
The only reason some of the 717's got basic AA-scheme paint was deliveries continued during the purchase and following the close date Boeing painted them in AA-stripes before delivery. Note the last 5 delivered actually never flew for AA/TW. They all went to AirTran and now you'll find them at DL st...Jump to post
Don't quote me but I was told a) their retirement had been sped up and b) their retirement had been spread out...in last week from two people with ties to flight ops. The engine overhaul issue is the wildcard with the spec only handled in NZ.Jump to post
Stunned seeing 2x daily SEA-TUS on DL via 320's. Wonder if this sticks. DL flew it mainline last season 1x and not sure it was all that great (I flew it about 15-17 times) on a 319 with mixed loads. TUS certainly has the hotel space and the amenities but usually people just go to PHX, even it means ...Jump to post
Maybe they could update the logo and font since it looks like something made on a Commodore 64.Jump to post
Yes it is. Especially when arriving on DL at JFK, ATL. Clear is a God send. However its true beauty is in coalition with PreCheck. Hopefully you have that - and you'll forever be grateful to the airport security Gods. http://www.clearme.com I just signed up a week ago and my first experience will be...Jump to post
Clear is a God send. However its true beauty is in coalition with PreCheck. Hopefully you have that - and you'll forever be grateful to the airport security Gods. What is CLEAR? http://www.clearme.com I just signed up a week ago and my first experience will be in a few hours at PHX; I'll report back...Jump to post
PDX isn’t working at 4x day on E75. Outside of prime biz travel times, loads are weak. Maybe they throw the Q on it as well. , The 2 routes offering the greatest capacity from PAE are PDX and LAX (4 daily flights each.) One LA flight is already to be moved to PHX in the fall. My thought is that perh...Jump to post
DL has had no interest in PAE. Right or wrong believed PAE would merely come at expense of SEA route performance.
DBCoop3r wrote:Jump to postI'm really surprised DL hasn't started service to SLC or even MSP... They have to have FFers north of Seattle that would love to fly out of PAE right?
The Harry Stonecipher special.
AWACSooner wrote:Jump to postGreat job, Boeing, on killing the 757 without a true replacement. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching all the longtime 757 operators order and operate the 321 over the past decade because of your lack of foresight!
Yes, the Panasonic TV equip was fickle from the first day it appeared over a decade ago. And despite all the effort, it can still be unreliable. That said - GoGo 2Ku ain't perfect. It drops frequently. And when it does, so does TV. In regards to the great listing job on here, it should be noted that...Jump to post
Give me a break. Typical TV journalism vs print. Garbage. It was factually valid and without bias. My heart goes out to the families. Particularly chilling were the comments from the AA pilot and his description of what the final moments must have been like for passengers on both flights. I have nev...Jump to post
Yes, this is correct. RJ8 - SkyWest 70 seat CRJ900NG ES4 - SkyWest 70 seat E175 Enhanced I'm assuming RJ7 and RJ9 represent CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft, respectively. What, then, are RJ8s and ES4s? Are they the CRJ900s and EMB175s that only have 70 seats? Thanks, EMB170 I believe you're correct on al...Jump to post
NW, and I'll assume same with DL, has many great customers in the LAN area due to government, MSU and auto. It's for connections, obviously. Before DL came in, NW would run anything from SF3 to 72R on the route with 6-7 daily frequencies. Flew this route for several years. Never above 8,9k DTW-LAN. ...Jump to post
Um...yes they have. All the 738/321 with in-seat AVOD are being removed under the Oasis redo. If AA Leadership actually comes to the point they want to add seatback IFE, they should all be fired. The cost to do so, after all the current renovations, will be astronomical beyond present costs. And it ...Jump to post
The latest with Frontier is the same. Operationally they're a frickin disgrace. Too many planes out of service with a schedule that provides no slack. And an ownership who doesn't give a crap about ops. Amazing how Spirit has completely lapped them in last few years. Barry & Bill deserve congrat...Jump to post
Going forward it's assumed the change to the high gross weight E75 indicates a configuration change with these aircraft to standard E75. Otherwise there's little reason to pay Embraer for the weight change. I know there's a future plan as it regards to OO but I don't have the specs on which aircraft...Jump to post
If AA Leadership actually comes to the point they want to add seatback IFE, they should all be fired. The cost to do so, after all the current renovations, will be astronomical beyond present costs. And it would represent a complete incompetence in the marketplace and utter lack of forward planning/...Jump to post
Sad excuse. DL overhauled ex NW 320's delivered in early 1990's with full in-seat power, AVOD at each seat, WIFI and fully new overheads and bathrooms. You're living in the Dougie America West world my friend where everything is done on the dime. Or as you pointed out, "inexpensively." Hea...Jump to post
Yes on the registration change. No on the configuration change. Doesn't mean it won't happen. There are a lot of moving parts with DL/OO right now as numerous RJ9's are being retired from DL ops, a few more RJ7's and then additional RJ8 and ES4's coming aboard. Not privy to the final configuration p...Jump to post
In regards to the great listing job on here, it should be noted that DL 739 A/C from 3900-on do not have the "live tv" or "Dish" dome installed atop the fuselage. 3900-on use Gogo's 2Ku live TV streaming...which if you've experienced can be up to 5 minutes delay.Jump to post
Same issue with the M9K/32K refurbishments initially - not enough room for trash. Bags on trash and recyclables taking up floor space during in-flight with no where to stuff them. Without being able to easily search the archives, what was the reason for the change in the A321 configuration from 192-...Jump to post
DL has had its eyes on AUS for some time. There will be additional service, up gauging.Jump to post
Would have a lot more credence if it weren't the AFA doing the complaining. Already 0-2 at Delta.Jump to post
This thing has hot mess all over it. Midwest Express was awesome...in a different day and age. The only resurrection that's worked is Frontier. And the current state of Frontier is as far out in left field as the original and the initial second version was.Jump to post
A handful of 763E and 75D aircraft have refurbished seats from prior generation aircraft with smaller seat back screens. Seats were pulled from ex Song/DL 75X's that were retired and for the 763E's from ex DL domestic 763's with seat back screens. Hi folks, Thanks for the updates, just a quick query...Jump to post
Well that's great they're inside internal numbers - and it helps the BoD are all in on Brad & Ben - but they stink. Even $20 mil for weather. They're awful. I suggest you look at the overall economic numbers for comparison. Maybe AS and B6 are bound for one another - both financials are grossly ...Jump to post
Actually I clean Richard's glasses... So what's your point? DL first discussed acquiring second hand aircraft in 2006, well before it entered merger talks with NW. and they definitely based their projections on a ~20 year lifespan, even going as far to say that they were projecting a $1B savings-les...Jump to post
It is not. The old corp headquarters are about a mile south of this location. Back when YX was last in business, I believe this new property was still being the gates of the ANG. Some sad irony in the selection of the new HQ...it's within a few hundred feet of the crash site of YX's DC-9 back in 198...Jump to post
So what's your point? The M90 purchase was right out of the NWA playbook for the DC-9's. And it did work. The plan was never to fly these things into the mid 2020's. One thing to keep in mind...the flash-like sale prices DAL was given from Boeing for the 739ER and Airbus for the 321, both models sol...Jump to post
The M90 purchase was right out of the NWA playbook for the DC-9's. And it did work. The plan was never to fly these things into the mid 2020's. One thing to keep in mind...the flash-like sale prices DAL was given from Boeing for the 739ER and Airbus for the 321, both models sold at the end of their ...Jump to post
DAL has options to purchase the aircraft off lease.
kbmiflyer wrote:Jump to postDoes anyone know the lease arrangement on the 717's from Southwest? This will be the trigger for retirement. From what I have read, Delta got the 717 really cheap from Southwest, so I am guessing they are pretty profitable.
Correct. The first 2 CG7's have left GoJet and are in process of being prepped for Endeavor. Over the next several months, pairs of CG7's will leave for Endeavor. The entire CRJ-700 fleet is owned by Delta. In the past few months GoJet maintenance has been very busy matching engines and other parts ...Jump to post
717's are coming back in a month or two. Parked during low season to keep engine time down. SBD recently became a storage and breakdown station. Some new company decided to take advantage of the former AFB massive tarmac and large hangers. Previously a MRO had started up several years ago. The MD88'...Jump to post
Alaska's new corporate look is part of all the rage of a rainbow of colors wrapping, then converging together. The UA job, if this is legit, plays off that. You'll fine the "wave" look inside Hawaiian's 321 on setbacks and bulkheads. Wells Fargo branding. Alaska as I mentioned. Becoming ve...Jump to post