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by PWMRamper
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1003
Views: 144033

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

ATL BOM announced by the middle of April. Who's your source for that? We've been hearing rumors about which route and when it will be announced for months now... What makes this rumor credible? Sorry I should've clarified. It's just a guess. If they really are gonna start by end of the year, they h...

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by PWMRamper
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1003
Views: 144033

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

ATL BOM announced by the middle of April.

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by PWMRamper
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article
Replies: 36
Views: 4736

Re: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article

maps4ltd wrote:
They didn't follow on free messaging, so I doubt they will on WiFi.


I free message on every Delta flight I take?

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by PWMRamper
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132858

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

The rights are ultimately the property of the U.S. govt. I'm fairly sure that a foreign govt can't dictate which carrier uses rights allocated to the United States absent something like anti-trust. US-Japan is an Open Skies market now. ANY carrier can fly 5th freedom ex-NRT. Haneda is a special car...

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by PWMRamper
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 615
Views: 73129

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Nice to see PWM get DEN on UA... This route has been talked about for like 10 years.

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by PWMRamper
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132858

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

DL probably gets 4, MAYBE 5. 4 is probably all they need...ATL DTW SEA PDX. HNL-NRT could survive on its own as a beach market route. If they got a 5th, it'd be interesting what they decided to do with it. JFK seems like a possible re-entry, but perhaps they'd try and get a slot for SIN/MNL (probabl...

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by PWMRamper
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)
Replies: 65
Views: 12553

Re: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/9/19)

On board! A beautiful aircraft!

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by PWMRamper
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only FAA approved ice runway in lower 48 now open.
Replies: 15
Views: 4735

Re: Only FAA approved ice runway in lower 48 now open.

Huh. I have family in Alton and used to spend summers in Alton Bay. Go figure.

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by PWMRamper
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your best flights of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2867

Re: Your best flights of 2018

LAS-ICN on Delta's A359 in Suites - Extra Section for CES. FRA-SVO on Aeroflot - Flew to Moscow for the World Cup. HKG-SEA on Delta in Delta One - Flew it before the route was discontinued. LAX-ICN on Korean's A380 - First time, finally, on the A380 MNL-NRT-YVR on Japan Airlines' 767/787 in Business...

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by PWMRamper
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20387

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

You guys are funny. Acting like airlines are sentient beings with morality and conscience, who like high school girls, play games. It’s business. The decision makers and planners at DL, AA, and UA will do what they feel makes the most money. You can’t blame them for trying. Either the DOT says yes ...

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by PWMRamper
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20387

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Hawaiian filed a response with the DOT. Carrier says it supports the notion of gateway flexibility though this needs to be weighed against DOT established process in allocating rights that promote access for all carriers and benefit the public interest. It believes the DL motion request is prematur...

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by PWMRamper
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20387

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

What happened to the Asia network acquired with the NW merge.?You had to NRT JFK,ATL,MSP,DTW,PDX,SEA,LAX,HNL, then connections to BKK,MNL Guam,Saipan etc.Plus the flight to China and Korea. And most of those routes were 747’s did DL make mistakes because fuel wasn’t very high or was it the Japanese...

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by PWMRamper
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20387

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Delta did indeed operate SEAHND the minimum allowed by the rules to keep the slot. Like it or not, they were following the rules. When AA objected, DOT issued new guidance, which Delta followed, operating the route daily. Eventually they decided to return the authority to the DOT, which gave it to ...

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by PWMRamper
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20387

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Delta did indeed operate SEAHND the minimum allowed by the rules to keep the slot. Like it or not, they were following the rules. When AA objected, DOT issued new guidance, which Delta followed, operating the route daily. Eventually they decided to return the authority to the DOT, which gave it to A...

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by PWMRamper
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 59
Views: 4118

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

A - ATL ATW AMS ANC ARN B - BOS BDL BRU BKK BSL BNA BWI C - CLT CVG CDG CZM CEB CTS CAN D - DCA DEN DTW DFW DMK DUB DBV E - EWR F - FCO FRA FLL FLR G - H - HND HNL HKT HKG I - IAD IND ICN J - JFK K - KUL L - LAX LAS LGB LGA LHR LIH LJU LIN M- MYR MHT MCO MSP MCI MEL MUC MPH MNL MZT MXP MDW MAD N - ...

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by PWMRamper
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 2871

Re: Your 2018 statistics

Total distance traveled: 141,449 nm Sectors flown: 82 Longest flight: LAS-ICN 6015 nm, 11 hours, 52 minutes Shortest flight: DBV-ZAG 246 nm, 47 minutes Largest Aircraft: Airbus A380-800 (Korean Air) Smallest Aircraft: CRJ-900 (Delta Connection/Endeavor) Furthest North: SVO Furthest East: NRT Furthe...

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by PWMRamper
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20387

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Yes, Delta moved their original HND route from DTW to SEA, but this was with the permission of the DOT. I don't see how people get upset at that. The nighttime HND slots were clearly not working, and the DOT allowed them to find a way to make it work. With SEA-HND, Delta definitely played games, ope...

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by PWMRamper
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?
Replies: 39
Views: 8782

Re: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?

While the first few 777s were retrofitted without C+, the latest, and all future, do have C+ reinstalled. I'd presume the A350s will get updated with C+as well.

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by PWMRamper
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 59
Views: 4118

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

A - ATL ATW AMS ANC ARN B - BOS BDL BRU BKK BSL BNA BWI C - CLT CVG CDG CZM CEB CTS CAN D - DCA DEN DTW DFW DMK DUB DBV E - EWR F - FCO FRA FLL FLR G - H - HND HNL HKT HKG I - IAD IND ICN J - JFK K - KUL L - LAX LAS LGB LGA LHR LIH LJU LIN M- MYR MHT MCO MSP MCI MEL MUC MPH MNL MZT MXP MDW MAD N - N...

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by PWMRamper
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82231

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Would love to see DL add PWM MSP, even if it was only summer seasonal. I'd think it'd work well in the summer...

NW used to fly the route premerger.

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by PWMRamper
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 97
Views: 15422

Re: Delta and Haneda

SIN and MNL are really interesting. SIN has made sense sticking around, and I have to imagine Delta will continue to serve it... could Delta fly 5th freedom ICN-SIN? Not sure that would make sense, but otherwise the only real option would be SEA, and SQ appears to have beaten them to the punch. MNL ...

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by PWMRamper
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 97
Views: 15422

Re: Delta and Haneda

For what it's worth, in the last 12 months available (5/2017-4/2018) MSP-HND is at about a 75% load factor, compared to a Delta 2017 System LF of 86%. Load factor certainly doesn't tell the whole story, but obviously Delta would like to see those HND numbers higher. (It'll be interesting to see what...

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by PWMRamper
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 97
Views: 15422

Re: Delta and Haneda

If successful is consistently having poor loads, sure, it's a success. Airline execs are about the last people to trust when speaking to a local crowd. It's a safe bet to say that MSP-HND is the poorest performing MSP long-haul route, and likely one of the worst performing in the DL system. It only...

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by PWMRamper
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 97
Views: 15422

Re: Delta and Haneda

MSP HND has been successful. When Ed was in town this summer he reiterated, to employees and customers alike, that Haneda has performed well and isn't going anywhere, even with the upcoming ICN and PVG flights.

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by PWMRamper
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19514

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

797 wrote:
PWMRamper wrote:
I'm on the inaugural.


Which one? BOS or DFW?

Technically, BOS leaves first. So that's the real inaugural :duck:


BOS, but just because it's leaving first. I live in MSP now.

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by PWMRamper
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19514

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

I'm on the inaugural.

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by PWMRamper
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 10948

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Delta's happy with MSPHND performance. It's not going anywhere...

Last time, Delta requested LAX, MSP, ATL.

No reason to think ATL wouldn't be #1 next time around.

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by PWMRamper
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 14913

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Speaking as someone who works in an office full of former NWA employees, the vast majority are quite happy with how things are and don't want a union. We've been treated very well and morale is good.

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by PWMRamper
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best hub of the US3
Replies: 27
Views: 3041

Re: Best hub of the US3

ATL is too crowded in the concourses for my taste.

DTW, if we're talking about McNamara, is perfect.

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by PWMRamper
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 168
Views: 21531

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

THANK YOU, DELTA ! not so much for the ICN-MSP route...... but for "The 220 all-new Main Cabin seats are the widest in the Delta international fleet in a 9-abreast configuration..." really do appreciate you continuing to buck the 10AB trend; but get on the PE train, won't you? In the mean...

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by PWMRamper
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 168
Views: 21531

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Can confirm MSP-ICN will be announced tomorrow.

MSP-HND isn't going anywhere (confirmed by Ed). It may have started a bit slow (I non-revved on it a few times when it first started), but it's been performing much, much better lately.

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by PWMRamper
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 7410

Re: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight

Delta only checks pets as baggage now if the passengers are active duty military on relocation orders. They do however, take pets checked as Cargo.

The policy quoted up thread is out of date...Delta doesn't impose date specific restrictions any longer, but does still impose temperature restrictions.

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by PWMRamper
Thu May 24, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108886

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

When's the new Terminal open in CEB?

I fly there frequently and love seeing the progress made. My next trip is 7/3 - 7/10, will I be lucky enough to see it completed?

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by PWMRamper
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta long haul product
Replies: 17
Views: 2653

Re: Delta long haul product

Best advantage of the DL 777 is it's 9 abreast, and because of that, not awful.

Delta's IFE is good, and having WiFi on a flight that long is worthwhile.

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by PWMRamper
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA trial of mainline in New England
Replies: 23
Views: 5387

Re: AA trial of mainline in New England

US Airways operated the A319 (Winter upgauge to A321) for many, many years. I saw them my first Winter in PWM in 2008/2009.

The A321 may have been only one day a week, but it was definitely regular.

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by PWMRamper
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta A350 Inaugural Flight - In Suites!
Replies: 10
Views: 10985

Delta A350 Inaugural Flight - In Suites!

Hey everyone! Just stepped off the first ever Delta A350 flight! I was live blogging it on my website, so I'm going to essentially copy and paste the post from there. Sorry it's not in the traditional TR format... I booked the ticket when it was first announced, and fares were much cheaper out of Ch...

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by PWMRamper
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!
Replies: 88
Views: 18448

Re: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!

Man that was a fun trip! :) Finished my live blog earlier.

I think I slightly prefer the Suite to the 747/A330...but that's likely because I just got off the flight. The suite isn't cramped at all. Found it plenty comfortable for sleeping, foot space is much, much improved compared to the 767.

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by PWMRamper
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!
Replies: 88
Views: 18448

Re: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!

Any Anetters on this inaugural? It would be very welcome to get some unbiased views and opinions of Premium Select and the business class suite as far as the feelings on the 'door', the comfort of the seat and the overall width of the seat. Will DL handout DL 'A350' pins or buttons? I think UA did ...

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by PWMRamper
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 26555

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Moscow ending the year where you'd likely get better yield than ever before (World Cup) is surprising. You'd think they'd have kept it around one more season anyway.

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by PWMRamper
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 26555

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

PDL is an out of nowhere add. Very interesting. I'll look forward to non revving on it!

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by PWMRamper
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 58326

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

Cool. I would have expected them to use it on a shorter route for the first weeks until the crew is more familiar with it and the second frame has arrived. They will. This is DL first "regular" A350 route. Using the term flight in the title is a little misleading. This is the first route,...

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by PWMRamper
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 9339

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Looking at my spreadsheet, WAY more than I would've thought. 43 different aircraft more than once... Delta B767-300 N121DE x2 - 6Sep14 MSP-LAX 13Jan15 LAX-MSP Delta B767-300 N124DE x3 - 17Jul13 SFO-MSP 7Feb14 MSP-ANC 4Jun14 SEA-MSP US Airways/Republic E170 N124HQ x2 - 20Jun12 DCA-PWM 10Nov12 PWM-PHL...

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by PWMRamper
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 631
Views: 77198

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

As a Delta employee, I'm very excited by this news. ICN is a fantastic airport, and KE's a great airline. I admit though, that I'm sad because I think the writing is on the wall for both MNL and SIN. Not sure if Delta would be able to operate these flights ex-ICN. If not, I would be stunned if they ...

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by PWMRamper
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to start Victoria Falls - Cape Town
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: Kenya Airways to start Victoria Falls - Cape Town

So excited for this announcement! I've been planning a JNB/CPT/LVI trip and was trying to find the lowest cost option. With Delta miles to burn, this makes things much easier.

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by PWMRamper
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL ready for the A350?
Replies: 187
Views: 40771

Re: Is DL ready for the A350?

Assuming DTW does get them as anticipated, do you think NRT-SIN and NRT-MNL will see the A350 in the future?

NRT-SIN used to be the 747, as did NRT-MNL. Hell, MNL was 2x Daily 747 before they axed NGO-MNL.

Both of these are just 763ERs now...a huge loss of seats in the recent past.

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by PWMRamper
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.
Replies: 74
Views: 7131

Re: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.

At least seasonally, I'm surprised MSP-PWM doesn't exist.

Huge tourist demand to PWM in the summer.

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by PWMRamper
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?
Replies: 29
Views: 11763

Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

For kicks, Gate 1 at PWM is quite long, at about 360 feet.

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by PWMRamper
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes I Have Been On
Replies: 75
Views: 5270

Re: Planes I Have Been On

Commercial Airbus A319 (US Airways, Delta, Air France, Alitalia) A320 (JetBlue, US Airways, Delta, Jetstar, Thai AirAsia, Air Asia) A321 (US Airways, Philippine Airlines) A330-300 (Delta, AirAsia X) ATR ATR 72-500 (Cebgo/SEAir) Boeing 717-200 (Delta) 737-700 (Southwest) 737-800 (Delta) 737-900 (Del...

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