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by DL747400
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 36
Views: 7706

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

Dieuwer wrote:
Delta probably not very happy right now...


DL is busy right now helping AM refocus their network to provide greater connectivity to/from the DL network and to other SkyTeam partners. It is an overwhelming task and one that takes time to show results, but no worries. The ship WILL be righted.

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by DL747400
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8056

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

usxguy wrote:
was she a non-rev?


Get out of my head !!!!! I was think the SAME THING. I'd bet she was a nonrev.

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by DL747400
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: pax uses feet to operate in-flight screen
Replies: 16
Views: 2324

Re: pax uses feet to operate in-flight screen

What a classless person to do this and sooooo gross. This woman probably walks barefoot into the aircraft lavatories as well. Too bad airlines don't have the balls to throw these scumbags off the plane until they learn how to interact in society. BTW, the airline is Delta. Another reason to wipe dow...

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by DL747400
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 161
Views: 29659

Re: AF to order A220

So KLM signed an LoI for E2 and AFR would order A220. That's interesting. If this comes to pass, it will be a wasted opportunity. This should have been a single large order for A220s to be shared between AF and KL, which would have helped rationalize a portion of the short/medium haul fleet and wou...

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by DL747400
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL wins bid for Avianca Brazil's slots at GRU, CGH & SDU
Replies: 14
Views: 2553

Re: GOL wins bid for Avianca Brazil's slots at GRU, CGH & SDU

David Neeleman must be sitting in a bar getting hammered right about now.

If this gets approved, very good news for G3 indeed. You have to wonder whether DL helped fund G3's winning bid, either directly or indirectly?

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by DL747400
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11520

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Slap airline codes on every train and train station, and let pax connect to intercontinental flights from train to plane. Problem solved. The problem with this proposal is that very few European airports have seamless connections from plane to regional or intercity rail. In most cases, you are taki...

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by DL747400
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 6886

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

Very few rumors ever come to pass, especially one with no details. For this reason, I'm not seeing any reason to think that this rumor is any different at this point. If EK officially announces another 5th freedom route to the U.S., they should fully expect the US3 to launch another aggressive PR ca...

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by DL747400
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14620

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

Asiaflyer wrote:
"This is the first step towards harmonizing and simplifying the Air France-KLM Group fleet at its two major airlines," said Air France KLM CEO Benjamin Smith.


That process should have commenced a decade ago.

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by DL747400
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14646

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

I wonder why Delta is congested. Part of their move to the North side was to be more efficient. They certainly aren't operating that many more flights, despite some up gauging to mainline. They went from about 12 gates at their former T5 location to at least six or seven more at 2/3 and one or two ...

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by DL747400
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9429

Re: Boeing Screws Up KL 100 Year Festivities

Sounds like KLM made a poor decision here by scheduling their 100-year Anniversary festivities around the delivery flight of their first 787-10. Delivery flights are notoriously subject to last minute delays; some minor, some not so minor. When you add in the additional issues that often arise when ...

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by DL747400
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 29976

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

So.... Alaska 19 flights from 2 gates Southwest 195 flights from 18 gates How in the world do you fit in Delta? People are going to be stuck on the ground and delayed... It is already happening. One of my friends flew AS last week (or maybe earlier this week) from SFO. They were 40 minutes delayed ...

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by DL747400
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 3831

Re: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

Reaffirming the U.S.-UAE Open Skies Agreement means absolutely nothing. EK and the UAE will merely shuffle the deck and find new ways to cheat, which will become the discussion topics for the next round of "discussions" in the future.

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by DL747400
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 8385

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

That is all well and good, but B6 is not entitled to the NYC-Caribbean market by default. This competition will be interesting to watch.

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by DL747400
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 8385

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

I don't see how AF would survive against B6 if they both decide to launch. They'd be running with AF legacy cost against B6 out of their largest station where JetBlue dominates leisure travel. Who in NYC is going to fly AF unless it's a lot cheaper. Seems like a disastrous idea. Except wouldn't thi...

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by DL747400
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3399

Re: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?

Iran Air could have used these frames. Well, except for the sanctions and embargo against trade with Iran. :roll: The frames in question likely had numerous safety/maintenance related record keeping issues. For several years now there have been rumors that the issues with these frames were sufficie...

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by DL747400
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KE is considering removing first class entirely from their fleet
Replies: 49
Views: 5823

Re: KE removing First Class from entire fleet, upgrading business class (DL management at work!?)

Umm... Doesn't the article say: Korean Air May Remove First Class From Their Entire Fleet and..... Korean Air is considering removing first class entirely from their fleet. This certainly doesn't sound like a decision that has already been made, but rather one that is under consideration.

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by DL747400
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3737

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Why the deep emotional involvement if you weren't on the flight. Stuff happens, things must go on. Kinda sad that you have to monitor all this, and have to create threads about delayed flights. A relative will be on that flight Friday and I was looking at the on time stats. If Delta wants to market...

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by DL747400
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3737

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Why the deep emotional involvement if you weren't on the flight. Stuff happens, things must go on. Kinda sad that you have to monitor all this, and have to create threads about delayed flights. A relative will be on that flight Friday and I was looking at the on time stats. If Delta wants to market...

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by DL747400
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45344

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

There is nothing magical that makes a widebody more comfortable than a narrowbody. That is your opinion. Many frequent flyers will disagree with you. The magic is S P A C E. When I am shopping for air travel, if there is a widebody option available, I will go out of my way to book it and am even wi...

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by DL747400
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of delta ordering airbus 321xlr
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Chances of delta ordering airbus 321xlr

Would not shock me at all to see DL convert 20-30 existing options to the XLR for this purpose. MAX crisis aside, Boeing needs to wake up and understand that the market is not going to sit around and wait while they get things figured out. Boeing may well end up watching from the sidelines as DL and...

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by DL747400
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 8528

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

I've never flown on an E-jet, but I've heard they are quite comfortable. Certainly better than a CRJ. And I would think 2x2 would be more comfortable than 3x2. I don't mind flying on a 717 if I can sit on the 2x side. The E-jets are just OK. 3X2 trumps 2X2 hands down, IMO. I prefer the wider cabin.

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by DL747400
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 138
Views: 43183

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

Asiana Airlines proposes maximum 3-year unpaid leave to ground staff https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2019&no=277233 "According to industry sources on Tuesday, Asiana Airlines will be accepting applications for unpaid leave from 15 days to maximum three years from office workers. The ...

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by DL747400
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 138
Views: 43183

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

Until you guys mentioned it I had forgotten Asiana had that crash and I have like 9000 posts on this site. The average consumer in the USA is zero likelihood. In Korea perhaps. The Koreans I work with here in the USA each make 6-10 trips each year to Korea, mostly for business but also to visit fam...

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by DL747400
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 8528

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

Scope will change and the 175E2 will see service. Mainline can’t serve the smaller markets effectively. There is no alternative for this market. Who the hell knows when the “SpaceJet” will fly. First flight occurred November 11, 2015. I think you must know this, but I will say it anyway, just in ca...

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by DL747400
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7585

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

Thank God most of the world is made up of countries which do not require airlines to seek and receive approval from government in order to change their livery. China, North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia? Now that is another story.

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by DL747400
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10144

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

OK, I do like the current AF1 livery, but I have to say that I really LOVE Trumps new proposed AF1 livery. Simply stunning.

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by DL747400
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"
Replies: 17
Views: 2359

Re: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"

I stopped reading when I read the name of the article's author.

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by DL747400
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41072

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

gatibosgru wrote:
Terminal A def needs CBP for Delta to fully utilize BOS as a secondary transatlantic hub


Ha! Tell that to Massport!

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by DL747400
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7045

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

Also question is how much does SLC compete against sea for Delta? The same question could be asked about DTW versus MSP. They seem to coexist quite well. In the decade since the DL/NW merger, a great deal of refinement has been done on adjusting specific traffic flows through DTW and MSP in order t...

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by DL747400
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept
Replies: 29
Views: 4887

Re: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept

Stunning design. And so elegant in appearance. Love it how she is sitting up so high on her gear! Reminds me of walking under the Concorde. Would love to see some images of the cabin interior. Basing my opinion only on how she looks from the exterior, it seems the interior might me small and claustr...

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by DL747400
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66539

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

The problem right now is that everyone wants the Delta price on the A220s... Short of the A220-500, what reason do other large airlines have to pay more than Delta? Just play the waiting game. Someone will be desperate to sell some A220s at a bargain again, eventually. The very idea that other carr...

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by DL747400
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19790

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

https://mobile.twitter.com/Airlineroute ... 8189607936


Strengthening ties with SkyTeam partners. :checkmark:
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Ishrion wrote:
Well... seems that WS and Xiamen Airlines will begin codesharing.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Airlineroute ... 8189607936


Strengthening ties with SkyTeam partners. :checkmark:

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by DL747400
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19790

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

So what do you think a Westjet/Delta alliance could do, that Canadian Airlines/American Airlines couldn't? Every airline that has tried to compete with Air Canada for business traffic has been unsuccessful. 1. One key difference is (if approved), WS and DL will have an ATI-immunized transborder joi...

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by DL747400
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route
Replies: 29
Views: 9288

Re: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route

smartplane wrote:
Helps balance the cycles / hours disparity for leases, and fuel is cheaper than at DXB. Fly to Muscat with low fuel, fill, return to DXB ready for next long haul.


What is the maximum landing weight for the A380?

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by DL747400
Thu May 30, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9793

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

Hship wrote:
Was all the melodrama really necessary?

"This is what happened..."
What is the "this" that happened?
The plane landed safely and someone desperate for clicks created a thread.


Isn't this the Nigerian press? If so, I think we have our answer.

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by DL747400
Tue May 28, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large Tornados hit Dayton- Damage Reported At DAY, Air Force Museum
Replies: 5
Views: 2992

Re: Large Tornados hit Dayton- Damage Reported At DAY, Air Force Museum

Terrible news. Hopefully no deaths or serious injuries. Thoughts and prayers for those affected.

With all the storms and flooding happening around the U.S. this spring, now is a great time to make a donation to the American Red Cross or to a food bank in one of the communities impacted.

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by DL747400
Tue May 28, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18900

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Why did MDC take most of the lawsuit hits when they warned AA not to remove the wing engines in the manner they were doing it? Perhaps because AA's lawyers and/or AA's insurance company's lawyers were better at negotiating than the lawyers for McDonnell Douglas? Also, as someone else mentioned earl...

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by DL747400
Sun May 26, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18900

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

40 years ago today was a terrible day which I will never, ever forget. Only a couple of minutes after I walked in the door from school, all TV stations interrupted programming with news of the crash. I went outdoors and looked to the northeast and saw the column of thick black smoke rising from the ...

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by DL747400
Sat May 25, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways CEO resigns
Replies: 11
Views: 3153

Re: Kenya Airways CEO resigns

Time for DL (+ AF/KLM?) to create a plan to reorganize KQ with support from the Kenyan government. Africa is an important market for them all. There is a tremendous opportunity for both Kenya the country and KQ the airline. Kenya needs a stable and profitable national carrier, but first the bribery ...

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by DL747400
Fri May 24, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16309

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

intotheair wrote:
I’d love to see it, but launching a flight like that out of a competitor’s hub would be a very bold and risky move.


You mean like AF (re)launching DFW?

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by DL747400
Thu May 23, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7165

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

SWADawg wrote:
If this does go through, I could seriously see Southwest make a play for GOL as well. I know that Delta already owns part of it, but for the right price, I’m sure Delta would be willing to sell their share.


Dream on !!!

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by DL747400
Tue May 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17889

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

2 pilots together could not keep the 737 MAX from flying itself into the ground..... TWICE. Hundreds of passengers killed. Is there any rational person alive who thinks that a commercial aircraft with a single pilot in the cockpit is even worthy of discussion? Get real people! I bet Boeing's PR peop...

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by DL747400
Wed May 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11836

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

Jetty wrote:
Doesn’t SFO have ‘Pacific Northwest supremacy’?


As much as people from the PNW hate Californians, I'd be careful who you say that to.

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by DL747400
Wed May 15, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10193

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

DL should operate flights 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787 on routes to/from SEA using Airbus A220s. The first A220 to SEA was announced to arrive and depart as DL717. DL717 SEA0740 – 0959SJC CS1 D DL717 SJC1023 – 1240SEA CS1 D https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281594/delta-adds-a220...

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by DL747400
Tue May 14, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10193

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

DL should operate flights 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787 on routes to/from SEA using Airbus A220s.

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by DL747400
Sat May 11, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7169

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Slots at LGA should increase once the airport is rebuilt 100% by 2022 which makes YYZ & YQB DL service very viable. LAX and ORD routes from YYZ have been discussed by both DL and WS for service increase thanks to the JV so for sure those are happening. How does rebuilding LGA's landside termina...

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by DL747400
Thu May 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 27996

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Emirates announces a -69% drop in net profits for the financial year 2018-19 ending on 31mar. Yes, higher oil prices are hitting them EK harder than others, especially with their large fleet of fuel sucking 4-engined A380s. Perhaps sharply lower profit is a result of ineffective inventory managemen...

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by DL747400
Tue May 07, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada's WestJet beats profit on higher passenger traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: Canada's WestJet beats profit on higher passenger traffic

I'm also wondering whether WS is benefiting from all those additional passengers they are getting from their codeshares with DL. Certainly must be helping improve WS results. I am expecting this trend to continue.

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by DL747400
Tue May 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7949

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Hmmm ..... How long before 737 MAX operators begin quietly removing all MAX references from the exteriors of their aircraft?

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by DL747400
Sat May 04, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10206

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Would love it if DL put as many A220s into SEA as possible. I think it is a great jet and is perfect for SEA. Passengers are responding favorably to it wherever it flies.

Oh, and Boeing needs to see the jet they tried to destroy flying in and out of SEA as often as possible.

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