Seems to me to be another example of aviation technology being consistently outdated. Each individual decision leading up to it makes sense, but when taken as a whole, sometimes the situation is comical. Critical, "safety of flight" instruments, not filtering out spurious transmissions fro...Jump to post
It takes quite some time for the service to complete. So the front will have been completed for a while and have finished consuming their service items. Are you saying you prefer they wait until you're done before they pick up trash from front 1/3rd? Or are you wishing they would visit 1/3rd of cabi...Jump to post
chunhimlai wrote:What do i miss and whats the news for that airport recently?
DN4CAAD wrote:Can you link any articles to either of those stories?
Has there been any movement on coordination between these carriers? I was curious to see if DL will try to make some effort to ramp up MIA, or LATAM doing the same in ATL or even DTW. Thanks! On the contrary, LA’s first priority at the moment seems to be to sue DL and QR for the cancelled A350 orde...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:So Aeroflot's Airbus fleet is not registered in Russia?
DL5245 ALT-LIT diverted to PDK. Is that weather related? I'm wondering what could have come up so soon after takeoff to cause that change in plans? Also, why PDK vs just heading back to ATL? Can you link to FlightAware showing this? Currently DL5245 is taxiing for takeoff from ATL, according to Fli...Jump to post
Can someone explain how flexible fares make sense? They’re fully refundable. The others aren’t. Yes, but how do they make sense, if they are 2.8x more than a non flexible fare? I’m not sure if you realize, but it’s cheaper to just buy the non flexible ticket and then in the event that plans change,...Jump to post
When I flew DL recently, the free texting was only for T-Mobile customers. I have Verizon, so that was useless for me. They need free texting on all carriers to make it more viable and worthwhile. DL's free texting applies to everyone. You need to select the right option to engage it. I have AT&...Jump to post
A pilot told me so. Well, case closed folks! Second-hand information from a pilot (who knows what type), seals the deal! I'd much prefer information from those on here backing their information up with sources, and not your mindless blathering. I'm a pilot, too - so keep in mind, everything I say i...Jump to post
Eliminating either doesn't eliminate a pilot work group unless you retire all the 752 or 763 at the same time - which is close to crazy talk. (AA's example isn't instructive: AA is farther along with 757/763 fleet replacement.) The question is the utility of 753/764 to specific needs of DL and UA. ...Jump to post
All of the competing manufacturers for the 300ER and 200LR requested or agreed that whoever won the contract would be the sole supplier, due to the (I think) development costs associated with the increased performance.Jump to post
Can confirm that the J'burg flight definitely goes in to the northern apron. I flew in to the airport soon after it opened. Have some pics, I'll see if I can find them.
Don't know about other areas.
My employer's policy is business class is allowed on international flights over 4 hours. If it's Domestic First style, I cannot book up front. Business, I can book up front. Can you add more clarity? As an example, in case where DL was flying an international configured aircraft with lie flat seats...Jump to post
NO ... uniform change was a $ 40,000,000 idea system wide ... you ever make a 40,000,000 dollar mistake and keep your position ? Not me personally, but I personally know multiple people who have f'd up over $100 million and are still viewed as strong performers. Anyway, let me know when they're fir...Jump to post
It's dehumanizing. It's an airline. Not one of those weird fashion shows with stuff that no one would ever wear in real life. Seriously? There's nothing avant-garde about the style of the uniforms, they're just purple. The hyperbole on this site from some of y'all is ridiculous. I happen to think t...Jump to post
whomever made the decision at DELTA to switch to the purple costumes will be out of their job Hmm, yeah? A little extreme, are we? NO ... uniform change was a $ 40,000,000 idea system wide ... you ever make a 40,000,000 dollar mistake and keep your position ? Not me personally, but I personally kno...Jump to post
crjflyboy wrote:whomever made the decision at DELTA to switch to the purple costumes will be out of their job
So three daily flights to two hubs (2X IAH, 1X EWR) isn't enough for you? Okay... On an old domestic 737-7? No. Leaves a bit to be desired. If you are willing to pay a premium to fly on a fancy lie flat seat on a 4 hr flight then good for you. The majority of the people who fly is price sensitive s...Jump to post
Seems like overkill for a 4 hour flight, if Delta is getting lots of international connections from BOG than that is the answer. BOG has a decent European schedule from AV and European airlines. All 763s have Delta One. Delta One isn't just the seating, it's the service. I'm sure they ran lie-flat ...Jump to post
In the 756 base at Continental we flew the 752, 753, 762 and the 764 Unlike Delta who always operated the 764 as a separate pilot group Didn't Delta fold in the 764 after the merger? I believe they are still separate as of last year Yes, still separate at DL. Have several friends who fly them.Jump to post
Hmm, standard whine, as in what you'd hear on a Boeing and/or an Airbus, or are you referring specifically to the "A320 whine", and you know it wasn't that? I've never been under an A320 landing in person, but apparently the fuel tank vents can be very loud. https://jdasolutions.aero/blog/...Jump to post
I'm not understanding the point of the OP. New world order edict, or something local to his municipality, his airline, his country, his...?Jump to post
In response to the predictable nay-sayers, one of the more successful businessmen, Bill Gates, said "We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction." I think th...Jump to post
I'm not an A380 pilot, so I am open to being corrected here. However, my understanding is that the pilots can command reverse on whichever engines they desire. On Boeing aircraft, for example, that would involve only engaging the reverse levers for the engines they wish to use. Additionally, mainten...Jump to post
raylee67 wrote:He was not just ousted.
It's just announced that he has died too.
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/08/busi ... index.html
If those fares were not sustainable for WOW, what makes you believe they would be sustainable for FI? This kind of thinking that air travel should be borderline free and that airlines are evil and shouldn't make any money makes me scratch my head sometime. I started traveling 24 years ago and airfa...Jump to post
No, the 339 doesn’t have the legs for SEA SIN , the 359 however should do it without much fuss, Also if all flights are transferred from NRT to HND , we might just see the MNL and SIN legs be served via ICN through their New partnership with KE metal Regards/ Karan I hope they keep DL metal, but we...Jump to post
That press release involving the 763 interior is a mistake. Plus the fact that only the B764s will be refurbished by next year, meaning that the N763ERs are probably 18-24 months away from being completed! Interesting that this press release says that the B763ER fleet "is CURRENTLY being retro...Jump to post
One of following is bound to happen; with all DL NRT ops set to terminate, CAN DL simply transfer their few remaining intra Asia flying to HND? I think all thats left is SIN and MNL. With SEA expansion being mostly complete by mid 2020, will we instead see a DL SEA-SIN flight and a SEA-MNL flight? ...Jump to post
If need be, there are also D gates that are "general use", or if needed, there are certainly gates out on E or F than can accommodate larger aircraft. (domestic flights can certainly use E and F, they just tend to do so fairly seldomly) Seems like D is mostly RJ and 737 sized gates. Can't...Jump to post
Those "road warriors" are far more concerned with sticking to their airline/alliance than the airplane type. Then comes price and schedule. If aircraft type was that important every widebody out there would be a 767-like 2-3-2 with a 787 cabin environment. But they aren't. That is the tru...Jump to post
I would assume that the "free" would be the current "browse pass" speeds they offer, and the "stream pass" would be a for-pay tier. Purely speculation. But I hope that will be the case. That said, 2ku does offer some impressive speed to the seat, based on when I have us...Jump to post
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bishopjordan/2018/10/02/delta-free-in-flight-wi-fi/#5434cda12439 Bastian says the free in-flight WiFi will be "soon", but hasn't put a specific timeline on it. I think this is good news. Happy to hear that airlines are more and more moving this direction, and w...Jump to post
Appendage measuring aside between certain forum members, this is always an issue doing through CDG. My wife's bags were lost for three days going from ATL-CDG-BLR. DL said the baggage sorter had broken. Still waiting on the gifted miles from DL on that one. DL really needs to reconsider their bad si...Jump to post
jackieman27 wrote:Only at ATL !
As an ATL resident, this has no impact on me. I'd much rather fly ATL-ICN and then ICN-HKG; it's just a much more natural break point in the flying, and I'd much rather spend more time in Delta One on the A350. So, while everybody else seems appalled, this actually fits exactly what I'm doing in a w...Jump to post
It's a shame that French people go on strikes so often, I transit via CDG several times a year, and last two times decided to have an extended layover, only to find out they were striking again. Fortunately Delta is always willing to re-route me at no charge when their Atlantic JV partner's employee...Jump to post
link/source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/delta-air-lines-upgrades-just-153649605.html "In late spring, Delta began letting customers upgrade individual legs of their flights after booking—elevating a coach seat to Comfort+, Delta One business, or even first class—regardless of how the ticket wa...Jump to post
I redeemed ATL to SIN for 230k miles in J class. Also a great value is to fly to ANC. 25k miles ATL to ANC in late August once. It's pretty easy to earn miles if you fly international J a lot. :) But, as soon as I stop flying for work as much (and lose Diamond), I'll probably drop the platinum card ...Jump to post
JNB -> ATL: 8,449 on DL 77L in J class ATL <-> DXB: 7,595 on DL 77L in J class ATL -> ICN: 7,177 on KE 77W in J class ATL <-> NRT: 6,844 on DL 77L in J class (5x times) LHR -> CAN: 5,709 on CZ 789 in J class JFK <-> TLV: 5,671 on DL 777 in J class ATL <-> FCO: 5,030 on DL A330 & 764 in J class (...Jump to post
The DL/AF CDG flight seems indeed to work very well. I flew it again this week (1st time since the upgauge to 763) and it was packed (full in J and overbooked by 6 seats in Y). That's good and bad. I flew it the week before you, and on the way out, J had 5 seats empty (with 6 people upgraded from Y...Jump to post
It's a step in the right direction, but they lost my trust and respect forever. Something like what was going on has no excuse; it shouldn't take being "caught" to fix that. Employees who left and tried to say something about it were marginalized. That means people above them knew what was...Jump to post
ALTF4 wrote:Unfortunately, this will only serve to fuel already partisan and very divided situations in the US political scene. No doubt both parties, the left, and the right, will use this to prove their points of view.