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by fanoftristars
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142799

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Looks like SEA-PVG on the A330NEO is starting tomorrow. About five days early. I saw that! I can't believe that no one has done a cabin reveal on this, considering the reconfigured A330 will be the most common international ride for the next 20 years at DL. Has anyone seen anything? Some pics of th...

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by fanoftristars
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 233
Views: 38656

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Surprised they don't have the curved bins like on DL's new A321s. Is that an option? I believe it looks a lot more modern.

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by fanoftristars
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 73693

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

I was recently on an AS, former VX, A320 with the spaceflex V1 galley and I was surprised It had much larger lavatories than DL's 319/320 spaceflex configuration. I can't understand WHY DL, so customer focused, ever chose that atrocious configuration they did? Not to mention, boarding on the 319 an...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 29976

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

With all the growth to the north, i'd think McKinney would be a olace I'd want to set up shop, not expand DAL when more WA restrictions sunset. NIMBYs will keep McKinney from having commercial service which i can understand their plight. DFW has more than enough capacity with its airports. As soon ...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 29976

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

Sorry to hijack the thread, but this got me interested in DL's ops at DAL. I was surprised to see that they are 100% mainline. I assume that is an indication that bookings are strong. At one time it was a mix of RJ/mainline - does anyone know for how long they've been 100% mainline? I'm pretty sure...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10207

Re: Delta A220 route additions

How is the reliability working out on the A220? Both my flight to SLC from DFW last Thursday and return on Monday were changed to a 737-800 and A319 respectively. I've flown the A220 twice before and so these swaps made me disappointed to say the least. The outbound was so delayed that DL bought us ...

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by fanoftristars
Mon May 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10207

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I've flown the A220 twice now with DL. Fantastic plane. I really am amazed by how quiet the engines are. There is a slight wine when the throttles are moved forward, but then totally hushed, even at takeoff power. Although smaller than the Airbus 320 F class seats, I like the new design of the Airbu...

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by fanoftristars
Wed May 01, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6948

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R0CViDUBFs
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I thought this was really interesting about the MD-80 series - great point of view from the pilot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R0CViDUBFs

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by fanoftristars
Wed May 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7587

Re: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops

I must say I’ve been impressed by WN every time I’ve flown with them. For all the trash they get on this site they do a great job, pay $15 extra for early bird and you’re good to go. Rarely do I see Early Bird for $15 anymore... It's usually $20 or $25 now. The only nit I would pick is being a litt...

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by fanoftristars
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 143
Views: 19192

Re: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Midwestindy wrote:
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Where does DFW fit into this? Surely there are more than 14 daily departures from DFW?

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by fanoftristars
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL low involuntary denied boardings
Replies: 51
Views: 8359

Re: DL low involuntary denied boardings

I think DL also proactively calls customers in advance as well. I've been called a few times by DL offering a different routing with money. Last time I was called the morning of my flight to see if I would fly SLC-MSP-AMS-DXB instead of SLC-AMS-DXB arriving at the exact same time (and believe it or ...

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by fanoftristars
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41196

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Why is everyone so hung up on small bathrooms? You know, at least 50% of my flights I don't even use the bathroom!!! Can you believe it? I honestly couldn't care less. I get that the average american is overweight to obese, but still, you're in there for 2-3 minutes at a time. I'd rather there be m...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41196

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Why is everyone so hung up on small bathrooms? You know, at least 50% of my flights I don't even use the bathroom!!! Can you believe it? I honestly couldn't care less. I get that the average american is overweight to obese, but still, you're in there for 2-3 minutes at a time. I'd rather there be mo...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41196

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Let's see here, narrower F seats, no legroom advantage, no power in most seats, more cabin noise towards the rear, small overheads, old WiFi, no winged headrests,. What else am I missing with Oasis? Oasis is modern and legacy industry standard. It's not something new. It's not something that doesn'...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41196

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Correct - and while DL is winding down operations with the MD-88 and MD-90, it's still a better experience than an Oasis equipped plane - something becoming the standard at AA. Let's see here, narrower F seats, no legroom advantage, no power in most seats, more cabin noise towards the rear, small o...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41196

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

UpNAWAy wrote:
I think I heard one of the AA executives say the additional 12 seats is worth 1.5 billion $ per aircraft over its lifetime.


It is if AA can command the same revenue for those seats - but if they slide on RSM, that $1.5 billion goes away.

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by fanoftristars
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41196

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Except AA only has 28 MD80s whereas Delta still has tons of MD80s, MD90s and 717s. Correct - and while DL is winding down operations with the MD-88 and MD-90, it's still a better experience than an Oasis equipped plane - something becoming the standard at AA. I like how you used AA economy class ph...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41196

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

I doubt Delta, an airline that still flies hundreds of MD80s, MD90S and 717s, makes United and American look dated. If you get off a DL MD-88 and then get on an AA Super 80, then yes, DL is making AA look totally dated. https://i2.wp.com/thepointsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MD80.jpg?fit=1024...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41196

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

They were on a plane that has tablet holders at every seat, a USB port next to the tablet holders, power ports at every seat, gigantic bins that literally can fit anything in them, mood lighting and they thought it was an old plane? That shows how ignorant the general public that doesn't fly often ...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41196

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

One only has to walk down the isle of a DL AVOD equipped plane and a non-AVOD AA 738 to see who's winning from an onboard experience perspective. From my own experience (hundreds of flights), at least 70% of passengers have their PTVs on and are using them if the plane is so equipped. Look to see ho...

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by fanoftristars
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41196

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Am i the only one that likes to login to the WiFi with my phone for internet, and then watch the seatback screen for entertainment? I find it disingenuous for people to say they prefer their airline has no seatback AVOD. Other than an AA or UA fanboy on this forum, if you asked 100 people in the gen...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 112
Views: 8836

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

SAN and DCA are two of my favorites, and new favorite DAL from the south.

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by fanoftristars
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 15543

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

AABB777 wrote:
What are the chances we see DL re-enter SBA with a flight to SLC, LAX, or ATL? The SBA market is ripe for a DL return and high-value FFs in the market will pay a premium to fly via SBA vs the drive to LAX.


I would love to see that and also SBP.

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by fanoftristars
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 24034

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

I'm curious to know what the breakdown of First, Comfort Plus and Coach will be on the 220-300 with 130 seats... Will they go 16F? 12F would be below their 10% target... I'd love to see at least 16F, 20 Y+ and 94 Y

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by fanoftristars
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 28710

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

Could be wrong but I think JAMBOJET actually works for AA... Will be interesting to see why he/she is so adamant that the A220 is not a great experience. I think we can safely say that the future of the domestic fleet for the big three airlines, AA, UA and DL will show that DL has the overall best p...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential A220 Routes for Delta
Replies: 47
Views: 4506

Re: Potential A220 Routes for Delta

I think a lot are already loaded in the schedule. I think it’s starts with BOS-LGA, LGA-DFW, JFK-DFW, SLC-DFW, DTW-DFW, etc.

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by fanoftristars
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 158892

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

The Delta One Suite was also announced in 2016: https://news.delta.com/worlds-first-all-suite-business-class-introduced-delta-one Let's also keep in mind that when it was introduced, it was only announced to be on the A350 and 777 - It was not announced as a new fleet wide offering. Delta completed...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 158892

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Thanks for the heads up 777MECH ..... Delta seems like the most aggressive of the US3 when it comes to rolling out products....using almost any opportunity to bring the fleet up to standard There should be 2 764s in the next few days going to ILN for storage. N830MH and N841MH. One of these may end...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25
Replies: 55
Views: 7791

Re: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25

Just booked a ticket on Delta.com... hmmm....

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by fanoftristars
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 129215

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

9233 ferried to SBD today: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N933DN In looking at the log for this plane, I find it interesting early Monday morning it flew from BWI-EWR at about 1:00 am and was on the ground for 30 min in Newark then flew right back to BWI arriving at 3:11 am. Anyone know why th...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL double daily JFK-TLV for S19
Replies: 10
Views: 2064

Re: DL double daily JFK-TLV for S19

I miss seeing the 747 at JFK on it's way to TLV. But this is a nice alternative!

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by fanoftristars
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 7084

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

First off, for the general public, there is absolutely no argument: PTVs in an airplane whether you chose to use them or not are better than not having them. Sure there will be the fanboys of AA or UA that try to give the losing argument that somehow less choice is better for them, but it's simply r...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 129215

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I stated many times in this thread I do NOT fly the MD90/MD88 or 717 so that makes 100% AVOD for me. Its quite easy to avoid those plane types by avoiding ATL If only avoiding ATL could guarantee not flying the MD-88/90 or 717 I am connecting BNA-DTW-AMS and the BNA-DTW is on the 717 but my consola...

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by fanoftristars
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14298

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

That's a joke, right? I trust you have seen an airport operations from other than behind glass or the jetway. A new interior on a fossil doesn't change anything; its still a fossil. From a maintenance standpoint, your cost increase substantially the older a plane gets. US carriers generally retire ...

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by fanoftristars
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14298

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Operating margin to operating margin is very apples to apples. Net margin to net margin is very apples to apples. Bastian is bragging that his is the best run airline. The data says that WN is. WN's on time performance and flight completion would definitely say it's not the best run airline. Net ma...

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by fanoftristars
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14298

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Well, it's interesting that Bastian didn't mention WN , because WN's net margin is almost 50% better than DL's and better than anyone else in the U.S. I guess he didn't want to look bad. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/29789628168_098511f62d_b.jpg Apples to Oranges. Buy a ticket on WN to LHR? DU...

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by fanoftristars
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14298

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

The same few will always chime in with their own facts..”antiques?” yeah your showing straight up ignorance right now. DLs planes are not antique and look much better on the inside than the other two. Add the better service, employee morale, profitability and record breaking profit sharing and you ...

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by fanoftristars
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 351
Views: 32308

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

I’m at Love Field now. The Delta ground agents say that southwest regularly delays their flights at gate 15 and their on time perfmance is dramatically affected by how many late southwest flights push off of gate 15. I have personally had this happen 3 times in 3 months. One time we waited 45 min fo...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 80
Views: 10845

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

From the PR is this: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/united-2q-earnings-snapshot-202735678.html Ranked first among largest competitors in on-time departures in the quarter. I have never heard this, I thought DL was #1 of the largest carriers. That’s actually been the case pretty often over the past ...

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by fanoftristars
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 45863

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

MIflyer12 wrote:
Upgauging? There may be as much downgauging from 320s and MD-90s, I fear.


Well at least they are nicer planes than the MD-90 and 717. And probably slightly more comfortable than the refurbished A320s.

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by fanoftristars
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK221 DXB-DFW diverts to MSP?
Replies: 11
Views: 3792

EK221 DXB-DFW diverts to MSP?

Just saw EK221, a 77W fly over St Loius Park. Not a normal visitor to the twin cities? Fuel diversion?

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by fanoftristars
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23965

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

People mention that UA flies more regional jets and 50 seaters than the others. Is there a breakdown anywhere that exists that shows total mainline seats vs regional jets with first class vs 50 seat regional jets for the big three, DL, AA and UA? Also, what percent of the big three have similar on b...

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by fanoftristars
Thu May 31, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 4068

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

They should have brought Deltalina back in the red dress for the 2017 uniform...

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by fanoftristars
Fri May 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 14403

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

Ok here’s a fun anecdote. Recently I was at ABQ Center. As we walked around the control room we were allowed to ask the controllers questions. Being interested in airline procedures I liked to ask the controllers “are there any airlines that are easier or harder to deal with?” ALMOST EVERY CONTROLL...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 66049

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

As someone who travels exclusively on Delta, and regrettably within markets that are mostly served with MD80 series planes, I cannot wait to see them go. They feel cramped, they are loud, especially in the far back, the overhead space is small and weird depending on which side of the plane you are ...

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by fanoftristars
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 158892

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Can anyone tell me what N180DN is doing? I frequently fly to MNL, about every month or two, and we have had 763ERs for sometime now. I like to track the tail #s of each plane I have been on, but last Tuesday I fell asleep before jotting down that number. So going through FlightAware today trying to...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA MD80s Back to Back at MKE 14March
Replies: 6
Views: 1742

Re: 2 AA MD80s Back to Back at MKE 14March

I just flew on an AA S-80 to MKE on Sunday. That poor plane's interior has been completely neglected, completely filthy carpets, walls, torn seats, etc.

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by fanoftristars
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35599

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

The champagne flute was ridiculous from the start. Are you actually using glassware or back to plastic cups? The FAA does not permit US carriers to utilize glassware for pre-departure service on the ground. For pre-departure wine/champagne, the original plastic stemmed glass is now used. It is not ...

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by fanoftristars
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35599

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

How does their roll out compare to when Delta Announced all lie flat/direct isle access on international wide body aircraft? I seem to recall it was fairly fast. Now Delta is on to the new business class suite. Obviously new A350s are being delievered with the new seat and I hear 777s are already in...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 143
Views: 42253

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

I would hope Delta could pick them up. I'm curious - considering the price that Delta might be able to get these for, what would economics look like if they were flying them across the pacific or atlantic? I know that after a given amount of miles, thought it was around 3000, the 777LR beats the 777...

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