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by fanoftristars
Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1277
Views: 278808

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Yes, https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=N941DB shows that it has a pending registration number change to N945DZ. So Ship # will be 3945. Interesting. I ran a quick search on the other tails that had been previously registered, and it appears that several are ge...

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by fanoftristars
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1277
Views: 278808

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

No they're getting SSW on all 738. Done deal. Paid for and built into the scheduled MTC system. The subfleet with Panasonic interiors will get a major interior overhaul including the new NEO first class seat. The 738's with the newer refresh and entertainment systems remain untouched. Excuse me for...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 18691

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2022

I just saw on Twitter that the first plane has touched down on the newly reconstructed Runway 13R/31L. It looked to be a small private jet. Does anyone know if it’s now fully open and operational for commercial operations? I live just a few miles to the east of DAL, I saw a few WN flights taking of...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1277
Views: 278808

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Some life from the retired 777 fleets. Seems like 4-5 77Ls have ventured to AFW in the past few months, one is doing touch-and-goes right now (N703DN). It also appears that most of the 77Es have gone to MZJ, I presume to be scrapped. Anyone have any intel on what’s happening? It’s a shame if these ...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1329
Views: 269473

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

There is a discussion over in the Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread regarding DL possibly gaining access to one of the gates at DAL that AS currently uses, and that discussion can be found at https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1468647&start=50#p23352389. DL adding DAL-SLC n...

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by fanoftristars
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1277
Views: 278808

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

It's all about the SLC altitude and heat. SEA can make it being close to sea level. Yeah the FAA weight change makes sense, I can’t remember when that happened exactly but I think this is probably the first normal(-ish) summer season we’ve had with the new weights. Still, it surprises me to see 339...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1865
Views: 362976

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

June is not turning out to be a good month for AA regarding cancellations. Perhaps we will see a schedule reduction ala Delta this summer? https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/today Wow, yesterday was pretty bad too... 125 cancelations and 34% of its schedule delAAyed. This summer will be hell fo...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1865
Views: 362976

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

June is not turning out to be a good month for AA regarding cancellations. Perhaps we will see a schedule reduction ala Delta this summer? https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/today Wow, yesterday was pretty bad too... 125 cancelations and 34% of its schedule delAAyed. This summer will be hell fo...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 18691

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2022

24Whiskey wrote:
Did weather roll through DFW earlier? Looks like there’s nearly 40 AA planes on the ground in DFW without gates. There’s an AA only ground stop in effect.

Awful thunderstorms that rolled over the field and closed the ramp at least twice. I was stuck for 2hrs trying to get out yesterday.

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by fanoftristars
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 282
Views: 119771

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

I recently flew on Delta’s N326US. Any way to tell how many hours/cycles this plane has? I know this was one of the 10 ships that was retired, then brought back from retirement. Interior was spotless and still seemed fairly new.

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by fanoftristars
Thu May 26, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1277
Views: 278808

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Don't think it's going out of service. Avianca's MRO at MDE has recently been performing mx for DL's 763s In fact, N183DN just left today and was down there for about a month, guessing it was a c-check before RTS. 171 is likely receiving a c-check as well Correct. Avianca in MDE is performing airfr...

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by fanoftristars
Sun Apr 17, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1865
Views: 362976

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I wonder how the new flights from AUS are performing? Are there any rumors of additional destinations being added from AUS? I think they are full-ish, but I don’t know if they’re capturing a lot of higher yielding point to point traffic, rather they seem to be taking a lot of connecting traffic. Wh...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1277
Views: 278808

Re: Delta welcomes its 1st Airbus A321neo

Some photos being posted around the web. Love the lighting feature similar to JetBlue's A321neo https://old.reddit.com/r/delta/comments/tlwguv/a321neo_cabin_lighting_feature/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/? https://i.redd.it/v6zdvipuhcp81.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5195765...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 787 (N810AN) stuck in MDE
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Re: AA 787 (N810AN) stuck in MDE

I don't know about the 787 but I heard they had a 777 stuck in BOG at the same time or roughly the same time that was cancelled. I believe it was a hydraulic leak.

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by fanoftristars
Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta cuts ribbon to new LAX Headhouse
Replies: 112
Views: 27146

Re: Delta cuts ribbon to new LAX Headhouse

Ticketing area looks cramped. We'll have to see if it's any improvement over the current T2 setup. I'm also curious to see the gate areas. While nicely renovated, T2 is a way too small. When you're loading an A350 the gate areas are a mosh pit of people. I looked at their press page and I don't see...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Mar 24, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1277
Views: 278808

Re: Delta welcomes its 1st Airbus A321neo

Those seats look absolutely miserable for a longer flight. Why is there such a move away from actual padding? They look to be the same padding as the seats in the A220 and those are perfectly comfortable for a longer flight. They have memory foam padding that conforms to your shape. Can't wait to f...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Mar 24, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1277
Views: 278808

Re: Delta welcomes its 1st Airbus A321neo

The new interior looks great with the dark gray and blue seats with the diamond stitching and red accents. Plus the mood lighting. The coach seats are similar to the A321ceo's seats and not the hard plasticky seats AA put in their A321s. (Same seat as used in the Oasis 737 and the new Southwest 737-...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Mar 23, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1865
Views: 362976

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I just came across this video from the APA highlighting what AA flight crews are experiencing and don't recall seeing it posted. I've been noticing that even on days with near perfect weather across the country, airlines still struggle to operate smoothly. https://youtu.be/KzEJo28LG-Y I'd be curiou...

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by fanoftristars
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1329
Views: 269473

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

I hope you do realize that it is customary for most network carriers to charge a premium for non-stops? Moreover, in general, AA is not pricing connecting flights between city pairs any lower than through other hubs. If DL were the one that launched all these routes, I am sure you would justifying ...

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by fanoftristars
Fri Mar 18, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1329
Views: 269473

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Yes there are some point to point flights that AA is flying but if travel plans require a connection in DFW/CLT/PHX/ORD or ATL/DTW/MSP/SLC to get where you're going, many would pick the airline with the nicer planes, better operational and on-time performance and better customer service scores. Tha...

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by fanoftristars
Fri Mar 18, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1329
Views: 269473

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

I hope you do realize that it is customary for most network carriers to charge a premium for non-stops? Moreover, in general, AA is not pricing connecting flights between city pairs any lower than through other hubs. If DL were the one that launched all these routes, I am sure you would justifying ...

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by fanoftristars
Fri Mar 18, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1329
Views: 269473

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

One only needs to check fares from DFW to any market that AA also connects with AUS to see that it’s a bloodbath there and ridiculously low yield. For instance DFW-PVR is usually twice as expensive as DFW-AUS-PVR. Or DFW-BNA vs DFW-AUS-BNA. If you don’t care about nonstop flights and you want to fl...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1329
Views: 269473

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

One only needs to check fares from DFW to any market that AA also connects with AUS to see that it’s a bloodbath there and ridiculously low yield. For instance DFW-PVR is usually twice as expensive as DFW-AUS-PVR. Or DFW-BNA vs DFW-AUS-BNA. If you don’t care about nonstop flights and you want to fly...

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by fanoftristars
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1277
Views: 278808

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Can anyone with expertise provide information on what seats/AVOD/etc. are actually interchangeable between the A350 and 777? There are a lot of assumptions on this thread of just using the old 777 stuff on the A350 and my educated guess is the stuff is not fungible - things are never that easy. The...

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by fanoftristars
Mon Mar 14, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1277
Views: 278808

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-air ... ed-cabins/
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Just saw this - Looks like Delta is going to keep LATAM's hard product on the 2nd hand A350s. They will have Delta seat covers though...
https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-air ... ed-cabins/

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by fanoftristars
Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 252
Views: 54070

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

planecane wrote:
Did Project Kodiak remove a row of MCE from the 737s? Seatguru shows rows 8, 9 and 10 as MCE but, at least on the MAX that I have an upcoming flight on (so I assume the -800 as well), AA only shows 8 and 9 as MCE.


Yes it did, I believe to add more room to row one in First class.

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by fanoftristars
Tue Feb 15, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1329
Views: 269473

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Would the A321NEOs have their cabins outfitted yet? I'm really wanting to see the new F class seats and see if they went with the very large shelf bins (like AA did) or if they maintained the pivot bins like the A321CEO.

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by fanoftristars
Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Women Removed from AA Flight over Nut Allergy
Replies: 138
Views: 15743

Re: Women Removed from AA Flight over Nut Allergy

I was on a Delta flight some years ago from EWR-SLC. A woman demanded all nuts be removed from the flight before departure. As we were on a 757 and they were ready to shut the door, the Captain became involved to let the woman know that although they won't serve any nuts on the flight, there wasn't ...

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by fanoftristars
Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 137
Views: 15189

Re: NK adds SLC

Thoughts on why MCO-SLC makes no sense? How doesn't it make sense? This is *exactly* what Spirit Airlines does.... I guess it makes sense for an airline like NK. It just seems like a high-risk route for a market (SLC) that they are just now entering. Then again, you're right--this is what NK does (...

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by fanoftristars
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1865
Views: 362976

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Reply #56 in the Austin 2022 thread by Midwestindy states that AUS-CVG and AUS-IAD didn't do well in Q3: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=23121751#p23121751 Anecdotally, a friend of mine flew AUS-IAD and it was 100% in early December. IAD has been bad so far, but maybe it's getting b...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7568

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

Is this circle to land on 1R any more difficult than a similarly windy circle to land at EWR on runway 29? I've done that one a few times on a windy day and it's quite a ride.

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by fanoftristars
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 153
Views: 25874

Re: Salt Lake City Aviation Thread - 2022

Regarding the distances for passengers at the new SLC, it seems like every article in newspapers and on airport/social media posts ends up with complaints. Did the planners really err in not putting in a people mover between A and B at this time, or is the criticism unwarranted? I have done the wal...

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by fanoftristars
Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week
Replies: 62
Views: 13359

Re: Strong eastbound headwinds causing problems over the US this week.

ANA787 wrote:
Today's FLL-PDX AS337 739 in air is expected to take 7hr 22min.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA337/history/20211228/1310Z/KFLL/KPDX


Yikes! That's a long time on a 737.

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by fanoftristars
Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 680
Views: 90063

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

Random question. Does AA have free messaging like DL/WN? If so is it across all mainline fleet or just some? No free messaging and their Viasat Wifi is much more expensive that Delta's which is only $5 last time I flew. WN - well that's an entire hot mess when it comes to wifi as their system is ex...

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by fanoftristars
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO
Replies: 122
Views: 20951

Re: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO

As someone who flies AA quite a bit (PHX is Home) I have no complaint with AA. What I would like to see from some of the posters on here is not how bad Parker is but what exactly is it you would do to make AA better. Having been in management positions in several companies including a multi nationa...

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by fanoftristars
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo at US carriers, why is it unpopular?
Replies: 41
Views: 8349

Re: A320neo at US carriers, why is it unpopular?

Your customers are also quite pleased with the Airbus product thus far, especially in coach where the Airbus product really is more comfortable than its Boeing counterpart. Your customers also universally despise the 737-900ER. You want to point to the surveys that confirm your contentions? More A3...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo at US carriers, why is it unpopular?
Replies: 41
Views: 8349

Re: A320neo at US carriers, why is it unpopular?

I can say for us at DL, Ed has made it quite clear that our new baseline narrow body aircraft size is the 180-190 seat range. Thats why we ordered 739's and A321s instead of 738s and A320s. The A321 CEOs we have do a lot of replacement flying for the retired mad dogs. The thought process is increas...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002
Replies: 107
Views: 18464

Re: The cost and reasons for building Northwest's DTW WorldGateway in 2000-2002

I flew out of DTW long before the NW/DL merger on a Delta 737-300 to SLC in early 2000s... I seem to recall it was out of the Smith Terminal. Would that be correct? Roughly what gates did Delta use out of DTW in those days? I recall that the place was an absolute dump and was seriously impressed whe...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236533

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Delta already tried the exotic adds strategy years ago (remember AGP, VLC, PSA, OTP, KBP, BUD, PDL, AMM, CAI?). Not to say some of these won’t work if they were to resume some of them now but with where fuel is going, many of these will be hard to justify… Don't forget that United and American have...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW landing on 31L and 31R
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Re: DFW landing on 31L and 31R

Oops. Duplicate thread. Please merge moderators!

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by fanoftristars
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW landing on 31L and 31R
Replies: 1
Views: 727

DFW landing on 31L and 31R

There are huge flow control issues into DFW today based on NW winds. How common is it that DFW is relegated to landings on both the 31s? There are not many landing skid marks on 31L, that’s for sure! I’m currently on a plane now 2.5hrs late due to high winds at 30 MPH gusting to 50 from the NW. It’s...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 521107

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

AA 738's are denser then DL's. DL 321's are denser than AA's. it is a wash. Hold up there… This is not true. The Kodiak A321 which will become standard across the fleet has roughly the same seat count as DL, but DL’s A321 has the space flex lavatories giving more room for seats. DL’s standard pitch...

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by fanoftristars
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 521107

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Which again is a personal perspective. Seat pitch and Lavs are exactly the same so the core product that you park your bum on and go to the toilet in are the same. So what's interesting is peoples reactions and perceptions to an AA program which actually matched what Delta was doing in terms or Lav...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces Q3 2021 Profit
Replies: 27
Views: 7488

Re: Delta announces Q3 2021 Profit

Be careful with the premium seating thing. DL may have a little more domestic F but UA routinely has way more Y+. Example, 737-900ER, DL has 21, and UA has 39-45. A319: DL 18, UA 36-42. The direct quote was "Premium Cabins" not premium seats within the economy cabin. Also keep in mind tha...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces Q3 2021 Profit
Replies: 27
Views: 7488

Re: Delta announces Q3 2021 Profit

This part of the article was very interesting, "Premium cabins outperformed main cabin in the most recovered entities: Domestic and short-haul Latin premium product revenue continued to outperform with recovery outpacing main cabin by approximately 10 points. This was driven by an increase in p...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces Q3 2021 Profit
Replies: 27
Views: 7488

Re: Delta announces Q3 2021 Profit

Now maybe we can have glass on board again? And pre-departure bevvys?

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by fanoftristars
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 282
Views: 119771

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

I wonder if the amount of noise has to do with the fact that the new interior has far less parts - I believe the Zodiac/Isis interior reduces the amount of parts in the sidewall from 11 to 4, so less stuff moving around and making noise? No, absolutely not. Or do you think in an aircraft it sounds ...

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by fanoftristars
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 282
Views: 119771

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

It did seem less noisy than the AA A320 (ex-US) I flew a few weeks before that, even though I was in First on AA and only had exit row on DL. I had chalked that up to IAE vs CFM, but maybe the new sidewalls were really the factor there? The effect of the new sidewalls is very small, even so small t...

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by fanoftristars
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1660
Views: 375981

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

n515cr wrote:
3329 back in service. 2nd 333 with PS


Are there any photos floating around of the updated 333? Did they do any new seat covers or updates to the Delta One cabin?

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by fanoftristars
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 521107

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Just in and reported on OMAAT, that JFK-DEL on AA will be up gauged to the 77W when it launches, and remain a 77W until March 26th. From March, it reverts to a 772. This is awesome and not entirely too surprising given how much US-India demand there is particularly over winter. AA must be anticipat...

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