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by reggiet
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 218
Views: 21314

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

They are developing a light rail network actually. One main line is done from certain northern suburbs to downtown, and another line is being built from downtown to the airport. Change takes time. We can’t just snap our fingers and create an incredible amount of mass transit infrastructure instantl...

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by reggiet
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 218
Views: 21314

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

Planes4you..... "Why would either of those airlines fly to Austin when both cities are 3 hours away?And DFW has a better chance of getting Turkish then Austin especially considering they have plans for US expansion" if BA and LH can serve DFW/IAH/AUS then another airline that serves DFW o...

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by reggiet
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 218
Views: 21314

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

Yeah I think Podonktown, USA is eyeing big international routes as well... AUS handled 16m passengers last year and is on pace for 17+ this year (basically growing at 8-9% per year), which is about on par with PDX, which has nonstop service to Asia, and bigger than SJC/ONT (though those are obvious...

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by reggiet
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 50344

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

Yes, I'm talking about Profit. Revenue is meaningless as a standalone metric - AA is bigger , revenue should be higher. The fact that it's so close despite the size difference further reinforces my point. Whether it comes down to seats or not is your speculation. FTR, I do 100 -150k a year on Ameri...

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by reggiet
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 83
Views: 19664

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Delta always fighting against anything good for the workers. Immoral and unethical anti labor company with the dirtiest practices to make sure their employees don't unionize. Ummm I work for Delta.. Please enlighten me on how they doing anything they can to make sure I don't go union. Is it the pay...

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by reggiet
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 83
Views: 19664

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Delta always fighting against anything good for the workers. Immoral and unethical anti labor company with the dirtiest practices to make sure their employees don't unionize. And yet their employees are among the happiest and best compensated in the industry...weird. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkm...

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by reggiet
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 379
Views: 56030

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

The jetways are attached for new east gates 6 and 8. Great, any idea if they have been marked for widebodies or just code C aircraft? Gate 6 will be another swing gate with both a wide body line (6A) and narrow body line (6). This creates the final configuration for the international gates; 6 narro...

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by reggiet
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 18625

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

I see that I managed to get you upset again. Every alliance has their strength and weaknesses and so does every legacy airline. DL's strength is to continental Europe and Africa. It's weakness is to Asia. There is no question who the strongest airline or alliance to Asia is. And it's not particular...

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by reggiet
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 18625

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

The fact is DL is weak in non-shanghai/seoul Asia due to dearth of alliance options just as UA is weak to UK, AA is weak to continental Europe/China. I don't know why you can't accept such obvious facts. Probably because they aren't facts at all, much less "obvious".... :checkmark: :check...

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by reggiet
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 18625

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

[ it's fine that you are so loyal to DL. I haven't heard anyone else that does that double connect when EWR-SIN non-stop i available and going for $1500 in PE. And you can get any number of one-connect option in J from NYC-SIN for < If you are flying a lot to Asia from NYC like me, DL is not an opt...

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by reggiet
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 18625

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

DTW is DL's TPAC/Asian Gateway. They already serve NRT, PVG, PEK, ICN, and even NGO from DTW, all (except for NGO) with A359's. They should just expand from DTW. I realize DTW only reaches the east coast but a majority of the US population lives East of the Mississippi. The only big population cent...

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by reggiet
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 101
Views: 16157

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

SteelChair wrote:
shankly wrote:


Well I'm not impressed by Sully.

An airline pilot who simply did his job has been elevated by the media to be an expert on all things aviation.

:checkmark: :checkmark:

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by reggiet
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24641

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

NOT A TEACHER - BOTH WERE ADMINISTRATORS. Seriously, please don't call someone who isn't a teacher a teacher. Its insulting to those of us who are teachers and do a great job every single day. Seriously, its about as annoying as the garish color I used to highlight my prior words! I was just going ...

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by reggiet
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 9571

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

What American thinks Brazil is dangerous? Plenty. And it's not just about knowing where "the places to avoid" are. Hell, I and my companions were robbed in GIG, and it was right at the top of the Escadaria Selaron headed toward downtown, and in broad daylight. Then shortly after that, was...

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by reggiet
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24641

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

All of the pilots defending this drunk. I have to ask. Do you operate your aircraft beyond your company limitation section? If you get a momentary overspeed due to turbulence do you write that up as required or scoff it off as “it was just a little over the limit”? Limits are limits be it an operat...

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by reggiet
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41625

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

The problem with Delta is that they are ignoring the most important opinions in the world - that of a.net posters. Obviously Delta's decision making is horribly deficient. Back to the real world, from the Delta S19 Departures thread https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1420613&am...

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by reggiet
Sun May 19, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13562

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Delta is a domestic airline that happens to have flights left over from when they actually cared about international flying. It is a shame but I doubt we see Delta do any international expansion in the near term. Right, because DL has such a tiny international network to show how little they care. ...

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by reggiet
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Feeling Overwhelmed
Replies: 35
Views: 4512

Re: Feeling Overwhelmed

Fly is easy; the big secret is that it's a lot easier than the public thinks. When you start out however, it's much like the zen flower. The saying is that when one undertakes study of the flower, it's just a flower, but as study progresses, it becomes more than just a flower. After mastery, it's j...

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by reggiet
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 9375

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

I do find this a bit strange. I realize the captain is the primary authority but pilots are supposed to work as a team. Both pilots are required to have an ATP and with industry ups and downs that FO could very well have been a captain on that aircraft type but was downgraded due to furloughs. I ca...

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by reggiet
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 16021

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

I've seen a BA 747 (ORD) get its brakes sprayed at the gate after an emergency landing due to a medical issue on board. Landed, hit the brakes HARD and went right to the gate (I believe it was a heart attack IIRC). There was no fire, but they were hot. This is correct. Generally speaking, The airpo...

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by reggiet
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 16021

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

I've seen a BA 747 (ORD) get its brakes sprayed at the gate after an emergency landing due to a medical issue on board. Landed, hit the brakes HARD and went right to the gate (I believe it was a heart attack IIRC). There was no fire, but they were hot. This is correct. Generally speaking, The airpo...

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by reggiet
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 17588

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

Per Deltanet, RDU and AUS will be growing, especially AUS as it seems that management believes DFW is impenetrable. Strange DL would pick DFW over AUS as the test market for the Cseries if this is the case. DFW is just a spoke from LGA. DFW is just a a logical place as the C-Series was bought to di...

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by reggiet
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 17588

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

Wait Wait Wait Wait... What I read was: * DL is changing some outsourced under wing positions to Delta employees * Those positions are at RDU and AUS and will equal about 100 positions changed positions * It will be split between the two, meaning some AUS and some RDU but since RDU is a larger oper...

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by reggiet
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 59
Views: 10566

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

This is exactly how SEA was hubbed. They progressively added international destinations and then had several rounds of domestic adds. Soon enough they will offer a decent amount of connections, including TPA, RDU, MCO, PHL, AUS, PBI, RIC, IND, BNA... among others. Although, I don’t know the schedul...

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by reggiet
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 80052

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So the original parking lot would be razed and a new terminal built in its place. What would be interesting is who gets what gate space on the new concourse. Does Delta want the new concourse gates or more gates on the concourse. I think AA and WN will have first dibs on the new concourse gates run...

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by reggiet
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 80052

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So the original parking lot would be razed and a new terminal built in its place. What would be interesting is who gets what gate space on the new concourse. Does Delta want the new concourse gates or more gates on the concourse. given new skyclub will be on east end of old concourse, i would presu...

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by reggiet
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 80052

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

[/threeid]

freerover wrote:
The FAA still has to approve the plan after city council signs off on it. The bridge is suppose to be high enough that any plane can pass under it.



Correct. It's spec'd out high enough for 744 empannage.

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by reggiet
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 80052

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Why build an elevated bridge and not an underground tunnel to future concourses? It's highly likely the elevated bridge is the choice because of the speed of construction. The hyper fast growth of the city has currently put the airport many years behind in terms of matching the pax/airline growth p...

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by reggiet
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11805

Re: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct

........ An airline in its hub,and we are speaking of ATL not ATH, simply cannot monitor every agent.It just can't be true.This happens only at casinos where the stakes are high indeed. ........ :rotfl: If you think that an airline cannot "simply cannot monitor every agent" when it comes ...

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by reggiet
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50644

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

There are 2 completely separate arguments going on in this thread which is making it easier to muddle the waters, as everyone wants to attribute some facts into causality. The next airport expansion process will begin immediately upon completion of the current expansion project, regardless of what ...

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by reggiet
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 80052

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Seems now the blogs are picking up on it: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/06/20/austin-will-become-a-delta-focus-city-mini-hub/ When are the new gates suppose to open? That is probably when we will see new flights launched. I predict DL kicks things off by announcing AUS-AMS either in...

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by reggiet
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50644

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Mr. tphuang Thank you very much for your kind words. It is a pleasure having a pleasant discussion with someone on a subject we both seem to love. I understand the points you make about DL.s higher cost structure, I am not convinced they are quite as bad as you infer ( no offense ). Where I put mor...

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by reggiet
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50644

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

So Texas is not new to Delta. It set up a small hub in Dfw but failed in early 2000s. What years exactly was it? So what makes you all believe it’s all different this time? There is not one major airline that calls AUS a home.....akin to a hub. I believe WN market share is around 30% but the City o...

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by reggiet
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50644

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

It's Spring, the last frost (bankruptcy) is well past, it's the era of no-till so there are weeds in the field (WN and LCCs won't go away), but DL has some superior pre-emergent and the latest equipment, and is planting. Is there a risk of drought, pests, poaching... of course, but nothing DL has n...

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by reggiet
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50644

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

This may be discussed ad nauseum in other places but what difference does it make what Delta calls Austin? Isn’t all that matters the number of flights? if Delta calls it a focus city does that open up new connecting possibilities that would otherwise not be bookable? Calling AUS a Focus City sends...

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by reggiet
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50644

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Friend of mine got hired at DFW and was told by a manager to look into applying for FT, (she's RR right now) at AUS because they're going to be "growing significantly" there soon. She was thinking about it but wasn't sure what he meant. .. This now seems to confirm that. Maybe an SEA styl...

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by reggiet
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50644

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Friend of mine got hired at DFW and was told by a manager to look into applying for FT, (she's RR right now) at AUS because they're going to be "growing significantly" there soon. She was thinking about it but wasn't sure what he meant. .. This now seems to confirm that. Maybe an SEA styl...

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by reggiet
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50644

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Here is a map of the nonstop routes that could be served nonstop out of AUS by DL: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=AUS-AMA/ATL/BOS/ORD/CVG/CRP/DFW/DEN/DTW/FLL/HRL/LAS/LAX/LBB/MIA/MAF/MSP/JFK/MCO/PHX/PDX/RDU/SLC/SAN/SFO/SJC/SEA/TPA/IAD&MS=wls&MR=300&MX=720x360&PM=* Current local DL route ...

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by reggiet
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 80052

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Would have made more sense to start the gate numbering at 10 when the airport opened, since the airport was built with expansion in mind. But the City of Austin lacks foresight in planning, and it shows not just in the airport's gate numbering but also the city's roads and highways. When the airpor...

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by reggiet
Sat May 12, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 flight crew on ABC's 20.20-Friday
Replies: 12
Views: 1432

Re: WN 1380 flight crew on ABC's 20.20-Friday

flyguy84 wrote:
Who cares? She didn’t do anything heroic she just did her job. The plane was was flying just fine.



Bingo

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by reggiet
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 19431

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

AA made some large mistakes in judgement and with the equipment on-board the aircraft that failed to work. The legal brief linked above tries to imply that the AED failed because it delivered no shock after 3 "attempts." The AED's declining to shock the victim is not an indication of fail...

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by reggiet
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33324

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

An overhead bin is not right place for a dog? But in the cargo hold it is? We don't know why the dog died and unless an autopsy is preformed by a neutral party we can't really point fingers. I also don't think the flight attendants intention was to harm or kill the animal and we don't know the whol...

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by reggiet
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35682

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Slow retrofits, are not unique to UA. AA was also slow to roll out its 1-2-1 business seats. AA announced its new 77W J seat in 2012 (also heavily marketed) and didn't start retrofitting its 772s and 763s until late 2014 and took until mid-2017 to complete the retrofits. DL announced its Business s...

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by reggiet
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 80052

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

http://www.austintexas.gov/page/constru ... #expansion
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masonh2479 wrote:
reggiet wrote:
masonh2479 wrote:
How do you know the square footage of the sky deck? I wonder why it’s square footage wasn’t included in the press release.


It’s on the contractors webpage

Can you link the webpage.


Correction. It's on the ABIA webpage.

http://www.austintexas.gov/page/constru ... #expansion

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by reggiet
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 80052

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Do we know how the 9000 sq ft size of this club compares to the size of other outstations and/or single club focus cities like RDU? DELTA SKY LOUNGE STATS (Approx) BOS = 3,500 sq ft Seats 85 IND = 4,800 sq ft Seats .... RDU = 5,600 sq ft Seats 145 AUS = 9,000 Sq ft & 5,800 Sq ft Skydeck 14,800 ...

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by reggiet
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 80052

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Very disappointing indeed. Still interesting that DL would introduce a SkyClub with a sky deck at an out station. I'm still crossing my fingers that DL has bigger plans for AUS in the works. Let's hope so, here is the press release. http://news.delta.com/delta-sky-club-expanding-austin-new-club-ope...

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by reggiet
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 48
Views: 8718

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

TWA772LR wrote:
When a mommy 717 pilot and a daddy 717 pilot love each other very much...



.....so wrong.... :biggrin:

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by reggiet
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 803
Views: 80052

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

IF DL has some expansion plans for AUS, as I tend to think they do, it seems a bit early for them to announce them. The new gates won't come on-line until 2019, which is the earliest opportunity that DL will have to add gate space, which they will need if they intend to expand operations. Airlines ...

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by reggiet
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 45588

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I think you can't see the forest for the trees. Sure, loyal AA flyers from Austin must go to DFW to make most connections... and UA flyers there must go to IAH. But those airports - DFW and IAH - collect passengers from much smaller Texas cities, and build up enough mass to make those large hubs su...

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