Correct. And immediate thoughts that 5643 is a part-out job, I'm hearing the goal is to repair. Now obviously that could change upon further review. I must chime in here, as this thread has gone off the rails. Known-Knowns - Facts Not In Dispute: I. The aircraft suffered damage from an apparent hard...Jump to post
There will be a sub-fleet of ETOPS 321N's similar to the 739ER fleet.
Pyrex wrote:Jump to postDoes anyone know if the DL A321Neos will be ETOPS capable? They would be perfect for this route, given the relatively short distance (comparable to West Coast - Hawaii) and the low demand for true premium, lie-flat seating.
I don't believe there are any ex-DL 757's at Marana that are close to being flyable.
flymco753 wrote:Jump to postDL has a few 757's stored at MZJ, perhaps they could just do a ship replacement similarly to the incident with 6304 (the 747 that had hail damage).
Well maybe they can fly for AA since Mesa is such crap and is losing a few more CR9's because they can't operate an airline. The 2 class rjs are as follows per plane spotters, and just to clarify the Skywest are correct when the website format changed so did the seat count between 70 and 76 seat erj...Jump to post
Local news. Bury the important facts if they interrupt with an outlandish narrative.
EA CO AS wrote:Jump to postInteresting how in the last video, the news station only grudgingly acknowledged that DL was in compliance with all federal requirements regarding ramp/taxiway delays.
WN is returning the sub-fleet acquired from AirTran that was leased from GECAS (there is also a sub-fleet from FL that is owned and those stay). These are all going to UA. The returns are spaced out over 12 months+ from industry speculation. Should the MAX continue to be grounded well into 2020, the...Jump to post
Well I live out here and as a DM 3MM flying out of all 3 DL western hubs frequently, I'm sticking with my personal experience over 8 years of Compass flying out here. I got to a point where I only booked a Compass flight if I had no other choice. Flying in the US West will be so much more pleasurabl...Jump to post
One more thing...unfortunately the paint job, if that's really it, looks like Greg drew it up on his paint app on his laptop. That said, Republic likely still owns all the trademarks and that makes a livery job more difficult. Then again, when Frontier relaunched in 1993 (first flights in 1994) Cont...Jump to post
I am saddened to hear about Compass. I bet the employees are stressed to the max. :( stressed to the max? how about the DL frontline employees that were stressed to the max rebooking passengers when compass was always late due to mech or crew issues To be fair, the schedules daddy delta gave compas...Jump to post
Well the worst kept secret is finally out. Compass knew its days were numbered for at least a year, if not more. Flying in the US West will be so much more pleasurable and reliable with Compass out of the DL system.Jump to post
I miss the original Midwest Express but this has 3 month shelf-life written all over it.Jump to post
Hmmm...sounds like a flight on AA if you ask me. LIAT. Terrible timeliness— ridiculously beyond island time. Luggage delays. Surly staff. Frontier. I’ve only had one flight with them but it made me actively avoid them for future flights. The flight was delayed but their app was incredibly slow to sh...Jump to post
April 1. First two morning SMF-SEA flights are CS1. Hi all, I'm aware that this thread hasn't been too active lately, but I thought it might be a good idea to at least try to jump-start it again, by sharing some of the happenings in WA lately related to aviation. -Less than a month left until the SQ...Jump to post
Good catch. And for anyone wondering what AS sees in the 321NEO, here's a little bite to take. The 321NEO clobbers the 739 on performance for the cross country routes AS runs from DCA. One interesting note that isn't reflected in the fall schedule is that on 11/5, DCA becomes an all-A321neo station ...Jump to post
An original HP route.
slcdeltarumd11 wrote:Jump to postPhx seems like such an easy sell for COS. America west/USAir operated the flight iirc, and so many connection opportunities to cities not served direct.
Latest indication of lessening importance of SkyTeam on Virginia Ave. Does anyone know why n717tw was painted back into the normal livery? Appears that DL is repainting SkyTeam planes into the regular livery when due for paint. I wonder if any ST planes will remain after all have cycled through pain...Jump to post
Industry chatter is UA is taking GECAS 737-76N's originally delivered to AirTran and now with Southwest. WN has started to return the aircraft. Hmmm...thought I asked this yesterday? Will United take these 73G’s and gut the interiors and refurbish them like the new (used) A319’s? With the new First ...Jump to post
Permanently sealing door 2L is an option on SpaceFlex 321 or 321N - depending on layout and seat count. A321's are almost universally not boarded at 2L due to the proximity of the engine to the jet bridge and greater potential for a collision. But, yes, given the layouts that also protrudes boarding...Jump to post
Hmmm...bit behind the news. USDOT has tentatively approved DL to switch SEA-NRT to HND. But yes, at the end of the day, HKG so far is DL's sole failure to/from SEA, and that's due to multiple factors. Everywhere else DL has been fairly successful. Yes, now that I looked back, their gauge are definit...Jump to post
Bombardier already has a couple of CR7's in Tucson undergoing the CR5 conversion process.
LG777 wrote:Jump to postIsn't Bombardier to end all commercial aircraft production ?
Therefore the CRJ550 will remain a paper plane just like the Fokker 120, the Airbus A380-900 or the Learjet 85.
A321's are almost universally not boarded at 2L due to the proximity of the engine to the jet bridge and greater potential for a collision. But, yes, given the layouts that also protrudes boarding from 2L. Not sure if that would be the case if the boarding ceased at 2L due to the engine proximity is...Jump to post
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