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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?
Replies: 25
Views: 2386

Re: Freighter conversion, how much will the market grow?

The 747 will be flying long after all A380s are retired. Turning a A380 into a freighter is not a practical solution. Airbus built the A380 as an alternative to the 747 and could only do it as a passenger aircraft. Technology wise the the A380 may have been a success but failed as a passenger aircra...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 9451

Re: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N458BJ Flight Aware says the Saudi orphan 748 is in Jeddah and was sold and a new registration pending.So the plane is not sitting in Switzerland. That info is a year plus old so who really knows? Perhaps it stays as owned by Bank of Utah Trustee as a ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Early 70's Northwest Colors Question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Re: Early 70's Northwest Colors Question?

I build model airplanes. I'm building a 727-100. I want to paint it up like the one DB Cooper hijacked. I'm getting confusion on the paint scheme. Was the fuselage all over white with red & blue trim or was it polished aluminum from the Windows down? We're the wings polished aluminum all over o...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta retire the 757?
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Re: Will Delta retire the 757?

Delta has a of late build 757s including the last five or so 757s built. Both Delta and Northwest ordered very late build 757s, including Northwest's 757-351s which are some of Delta' most profitable aircraft. The A321 is catching up to the 757-200 but has aways to go yet. As long as there are engin...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1526
Views: 262802

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

As for the 717, I think it''s days re numbered. I'm not sure how revenant this article is from Forbes about a month ago, but it states that they are cutting the fleet in half, probably trying to keep that magic 90 or 91 aircraft in the 100 seat range. https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/0...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1526
Views: 262802

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

From DL you can probably see them looking at options to get out of leases on almost any aircraft in it's fleet, new or old first to save costs. As for those older aircraft or semi sub fleets you have the following that all or none could be considered. Older 320-200 757-200 767-300ER NWAROOSTER MY c...

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?
Replies: 58
Views: 8071

Re: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?

Just my opinion. Delta will be using up the green time on aircraft it had intended to retire within the next two years or so such as older A320s . Delta may do a good amount of relying on the A220 and 717 aircraft... They may keep the 717s until the leases are up and return them to Boeing. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6736

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

This reorganization appears to leave at lest eighteen vice presidents and possibly about six more along with some more possibly unidentified more senior management that most likely are all collecting six figure salaries which in my opinion needs further reduction. Upper management needs to earn thei...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1526
Views: 262802

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

The riots, looting and burning in the United States cities may cause a slow down in increased flying due to the possible uptick of Corvid-19 due to the lack of any kind of social distancing that may spread the virus to non protesters. Hope it does not cause a bump up in the viral infection. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed May 27, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 334
Views: 51621

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Wonder what the impact will be on 748I used market values and potential P2F programs for the few 748Is out there. Might give incentive to LH/KE/CA to offload them earlier? Agreed that the market is not there for Boeing to spend the money. They want to focus on the 77F/778F/767F-NG. The 747-8i passe...

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed May 27, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19643

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM

Delta stubed their toe in buying these four A350s. Now Delta is trying to heal the owie. The fox outfoxed itself. I wonder if any heads will roll? :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed May 27, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will the last major airline retire the 757?
Replies: 9
Views: 1581

Re: When will the last major airline retire the 757?

UPS bought their 757s as new build aircraft where FedEx bough their 757s used and converted them to freighters. UPS will thus probably fly their 757s longer than FedEx. Delta Air Lines most likely will be the last passenger airline to retire their 757s as they have about 75 still flying and most are...

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed May 27, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 1486

Re: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?

Delta Air Lines is the only U S airline that has any significant number of active 757s as both Delta and Northwest Airlines bought very late build 757s. Delta also has about sixteen 757-351s which are late builds and very profitable if flown close to full. I think when Delta finally decids to retire...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun May 24, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53632

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

LATAM has missed multiple debt payments. It has limited opportunities to raise more cash and there’s increased speculation it could file for bankruptcy in the next few weeks. Without restructuring, current cash could be depleted by September. Delta’s $1.9B investment is now worth about $300M. Any e...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri May 22, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:
Replies: 27
Views: 10956

Re: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:

peterinlisbon wrote:
People forget that the MAX has the lowest operating costs during a Pandemic. Boeing should put that in a press release.

Just my cynicism. The aircraft with the lowest operating cost are those that have been permanently retired to the desert. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat May 16, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110679

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Watch UPS offer Delta a sweet deal on the 777 and we convert them to 777F. Just like Delta MD-11. UPS has NO 777 aircraft. I can't see UPS buying any of Delta's 777. Also why does Delta have a mix of Rolls Royce and GE powered 777? The way I seem to see it as they are following NO special pattern a...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri May 15, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 14880

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

That again would be against the collective bargaining agreement in its entirety. Which again is a further proof that unions protect the bad employees, to the detriment of the good ones. Thank you, you just proved my point. That's an incredibly narrow point of view. How about I flip it and say union...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri May 15, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41409

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

AA is in the most dire situation because of their debt, but I don’t see them going out of business. Too big to fail. This forum is nothing more than a guessing game involving mostly posters not fully understanding the facts. In regards to the statement above which says AA is "To big to fall&qu...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue May 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41409

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

I think he should probably be more worried about whether BOEING is going to exist after this!! They have more issues than the US Majors do at this point! Yes, I have to agree with you. Boeing is in TROUBLE. This is what I alluded to in my post number 69 in this thread. Boeing has been living in the...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue May 12, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41409

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Mmmm a major US carrier....... he should be more worried about a major aircraft manufacturer going out of business... what a flake... next.... Before David Calhoun makes statements that a "major" US airline will go out of business he better mind his own company as Boeing is in dire states...

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon May 11, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 4585

Re: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement

When an airline reintroduces an aircraft that it previously retired, this is usually done through a merger with another airline. For example Delta, they retired their original DC-9s in 1993 and reintroduced the type 15 or 16 years later through the merger with Northwest. I'm not talking about the M...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu May 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 19581

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

These are desperate times, and DL's fleet strategy will be impacted by a mixture of cost savings and cash conservation. Once the hysteria dies down and things stabilize somewhat, I expect that retirement of the MD-88 and MD-90 (previously scheduled for retirement by year's end, and 2022, respective...

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon May 04, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the CV-880/990, L-1011 and A340 bad freighters?
Replies: 19
Views: 2995

Re: Are the CV-880/990, L-1011 and A340 bad freighters?

We all know that the the 707, DC-8, 747, DC-10 and A300/A310 are good freighters but is the CV-880/990, L-1011 and A340 a bad freighter design like the A380? Any thoughts? Should’nt your question have been in the past tense given that most of the types you mention are long gone? I don’t think there...

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by NWAROOSTER
Mon May 04, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249517

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

MDGLongBeach wrote:
WN732 wrote:
Are we certain that June 1 is the last day?

It's unclear for now, all we know is that it'll happen in June, or by June.


I am sure the MD-88s and MD-90s of Delta will be keeping these 757s of Delta company somewhere by the end of June, 2020. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat May 02, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249517

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

The retirement of the entire DL fleet of MD-90's and MD-88's, at a relatively short notice, puts out to pasture airplanes both close to a major check, and those with time on them left. Engines with "green time" will be around, too. Question -- will there be, in users' opinion, a second li...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri May 01, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249517

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

There is way TOO MUCH speculation here about Delta retiring the MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft. I think the chapter needs to stop. The MD-88s were going to be retired this year so Delta might as well retire them earlier this year. Delta might as well move up the MD-90 retirement as they were planning on r...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63132

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

How much could Boeing save per year, if they could stop the entire 717 service operations immediately incl. the scraping of all spar parts, simulators etc.? If all 717 operators would return their planes and switch to 737MAX, they would still earn the service fees for a similar number of airplanes....

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: old planes still flying
Replies: 31
Views: 5892

Re: old planes still flying

How are the modernized converted DC-3's such as Basler considered in this discussion. You get a "refurbished" aircraft with totally new skin and a "Zero Hour" log book from an original DC-3 or C-47 frame. https://www.baslerturbo.com/ Basler is doing 2-3 per year (and have done s...

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1526
Views: 262802

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Using buses would most likely subject passengers to distances less than the "required" social distancing of about six feet. But requiring airlines to fly with single digit passengers or numbers in the teens may not be the smartest either. I do not know how to solve the problem. Someone was...

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63132

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Wikipedia has two interesting articles. One on the 737 up too and including the 737NG.. The other is on the 737 MAX and may be some what dated as it is at least a couple months old. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63132

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Delta probably did not offer to take any 737 MAX aircraft. There is always fource majour with the 717s. My spelling is wrong over the 717s. :old: There is no force majuere in business contracts. They can break the lease and sued or file bankruptcy and void the lease You are correct. But lets see ho...

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by NWAROOSTER
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63132

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

[quote="WidebodyPTV"]Southwest leased 88 B717 to DL: 78 that were leased via Boeing Capital were subleased, and 10 that were owned were leased direct. Per WN's 2019 10K filing: - three leases expired in 2018, and eight more in 2019. - DL outright purchased the 10 B717 that had were owned b...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Lufthansa To Delay 777Xs For 777Fs - MD-11F Retirement Postponed
Replies: 34
Views: 12211

Re: Rumor: Lufthansa To Delay 777Xs For 777Fs - MD-11F Retirement Postponed

They shouldn't bother moving to the 777F. Seeing how the 747-8F is reaching the end of it's production the best freighter that will be available as new build is the 777F. It is a little smaller than the 747-8F but is a closer match to the MD-11. The 767 is too narrow to handle containers the 747-8F...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63132

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Delta probably did not offer to take any 737 MAX aircraft. There is always fource majour with the 717s. My spelling is wrong over the 717s. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4697

Re: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

The number one power plant broke loos as result of American Airlines removing and reinstalling the power plant and pylon as single unit with a fork lift which caused cracking of the spherical or mono ball attaching assembly. Both American and Continental Airlines used this method for removing a powe...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4697

Re: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

Oil prices will not stay low like they are now. But the ultimate increase in oil prices will NOT do any favors for the 737 MAX. There are 400 undelivered 737 MAX aircraft that will take at least two years make deliverable. A good number of the 737 MAX aircraft will not be delivered to the original p...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63132

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Boeing may have already built their last 737 MAX. Boeing may find that too many of the undelivered 737 MAXs will not be going to the original purchaser and my need to sell them at fire sale prices while developing the new narrow body aircraft they should have if they do not find themselves in insolv...

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 44
Views: 4986

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

When Western started using the W on their livery, I used to call them Winnebagos after the RVs built and titled Winnebago, which had a large W logo on the side. It was located in Winnebago, Iowa. Also when I was in Alaska in Sept of 1972 there was a direct Western Lockheed Constellation stored out o...

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by NWAROOSTER
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63132

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Delta is not going to replace a 717 with any 737 much less a 737-MAX. They will keep the 717s until at least the leases expire and replace them with more A220s if needed. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1526
Views: 262802

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

... Maybe the flight attendants now wish they voted in a union. ... For those, who do not know exact intricacies of US labour law: if they start now, how long would it take, if some labour groups wish to organize a union in the US? As a matter of principle, is there a chance for them "making i...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1526
Views: 262802

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

So, word around the water cooler this week. If you've got 15 years or less of seniority as of 10-01-2020 you will enjoy the benefits of unemployment. Delta is looking at shaving 50% of its below and upper wing employees as well as outsourcing those cities with mainline employees on one level and ou...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1526
Views: 262802

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

[quote="PSU.DTW.SCE"]Why do people even care, particularly about something involving a merger that happened 34 years ago? Is this real or just a.net lore. People care about something that happened 34 years ago because it is history. Northwest acquired Republic Airlines in 1986. Delta acqui...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1526
Views: 262802

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Richard Anderson, then CEO of Delta, promised in congressional hearings about the proposed merger of Delta and Northwest that Delta would never abandon MEM. He never kept his word about MEM and Delta basically left MEM to wither on the vine. Did he really promise that DL would never dehub MEM? I'm ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1526
Views: 262802

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

QUOTING FLYMCO753.. The DTW & MSP argument still persists but it's based on emotion rather than a factual context. As more Republic employees and older Northwest employees begin to retire, the feelings between them both will decrease. It's hard to completely get rid of it because those who have ...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 19581

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Was truly amazes me is that even with 100 A321... DL still can not replace the 757 in many of the missions is utilized. Logical fallacy. The sole reason DL has a large 757 fleet is simply because it and NW purchased a large number of late models of the type. NW preferred to add the 321 for commonal...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 19581

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

This is my opinion. Delta will keep operating the MD-88 aircraft until the time is up on them until retiring them. Delta will park or temporarily store other newer aircraft, such as the A319 and A320 aircraft so that they can utilize them for a longer period of time. Delta flies their aircraft unti...

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by NWAROOSTER
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249517

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Could the seats be fitted to other aircraft?. Yes the seats could be fitted to other aircraft. But the question is does Delta want to. Delta could remove them and store them if necessary. The seats would most likely stay on any leased aircraft or if Delta sees the aircraft returning to service. :old:

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by NWAROOSTER
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 P2F needed now !
Replies: 20
Views: 2820

Re: A380 P2F needed now !

Imagine all the PPE you could ship ! Much more efficiently than the AN124 being used right now. You got to be kidding. The A380 was never designed to be a real freighter. It could only have side cargo doors of which the upper deck would have required a SPECIAL CARGO LOADER due to the height require...

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by NWAROOSTER
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249517

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

M88 will keep flying in immediate future. With low oil prices and the planes with zero ownership costs, they're actually cheaper to operate than some of the other newer aircraft. They’re not cheaper to operate - of the domestic fleet, only the 757 burns more fuel per hour (and per passenger burn ra...

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by NWAROOSTER
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation safety: among the best?
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

Re: Chinese aviation safety: among the best?

In June of 2015 a Delta, ex Northwest Airlines N664US, was flying east bound from DTW to ICN and while transiting China was about to encounter some sever weather. The pilot asked for clearance to fly around the weather and was denied the deviation. The 747 was heavily damaged by hail. The pilot was ...

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