I saw "Zeus" at SYD when Olympic briefly served that city in the mid-1970s. "Zeus"! One fell of an appropriate name for a 747! OA flew to Sydney from 1972 to 2004 so more than just “briefly”. They might have temporarily suspended the route once or twice during that period but ov...Jump to post
dcaproducer wrote:JonNYC wrote:catiii wrote:
How is the customer experience?
And one can use their jet-card funds on commercial DL as well, with a dedicated (and beyond amazing) booking team, etc.
This. Completely agree.
Ever notice that the south half of B, is lower than the north half of B? Eastern designed the north half to their height, Delta designed the south half to their height Now that you mention it... Interesting that EA and DL would have had that much say that the concourse height would be different on ...Jump to post
I avoid ATL whenever possible. Too bad. You're avoiding the U.S. airport with more non-stop destinations than any other. And the easiest hub airport from a connecting passenger standpoint anywhere in the world. No need to try to sell me on ATL, I’ve used the airport from an O&D (resident and vi...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:questions wrote:I avoid ATL whenever possible.
Too bad. You're avoiding the U.S. airport with more non-stop destinations than any other.
The demand for gates may have arguably moderated, but the need for gate space has not. TABCD were built back in the early 1980s and were designed in an era in which Delta was predominantly flying DC-9-30/737-200 sized aircraft as the backbone of their domestic fleet. Now every other gate is a 321/7...Jump to post
Since this was a diversion for a flight from one country to another and landing in a third, how were the passengers processed? Does Nassau airport have a secure holding facility so that passengers would not have to enter and exit the country?Jump to post
My last flight was a DL A350 and after a transpac crossing, no thrust reverse was applied. I would guarantee that reverse was selected, just idle reverse . I normally use idle reverse after having done a landing distance assessment for no reverse. Still will select maximum reverse if needed. Not th...Jump to post
Sorry if I missed this, but I’ve only read “hard landing” and “rough landing.”
Can someone describe the type of landing that would cause this type of damage? For example, nose gear first or main and nose gear at the same time.
It might look “sloppy” to you, and your opinion matters. But I’m certain that how the wavy line and the changing negative space between it and the grey was intentionally designed to be that way, vs (say) exactly 6 inches apart from nose to tail. Actually I really dislike the wave very much for othe...Jump to post
As I promised, here is the better quality picture of the first 737max in the new United livery. https://twitter.com/gerardiaviation/status/1139912267196092416 With the better quality one you can clearly see the reg. And also that there is still some gold on the aircraft (look at the inside of the w...Jump to post
On the flip side, the JV’s contribute to DL’s profitability from which employees benefit through profit sharing. I’d also argue that the JV’s help create a competitive network with breadth and frequency that allows DL to capture, ie, win, profitable corporate contracts. Without the JV’s DL would be ...Jump to post
... and they made money. No, they didn't... not until around 2010 anyway. Airline financial performance prior to the consolidation that occurred post-GFC was absolutely terrible . And the industry’s poor financial performance was caused because of a hard wall between F and Y. Based on your argument...Jump to post
The extra inches required to insert the wall is significantly less than the space required for an additional inch of seat pitch for 25-30 rows of Y seating. Thing is the position of the seats at the exit row kind of dictate where you can allocate inches. So the extra space required for the full bul...Jump to post
Kudos to AC for using a full wall between F/J and the main cabin. The visual cabin dividers being used by others, e.g., DL, are cheap, tacky and awful and degrade the F/J cabin experience. I also like the gray/charcoal color palette. It’s much better than the overused blue. A very sharp aircraft. T...Jump to post
Kudos to AC for using a full wall between F/J and the main cabin. The visual cabin dividers being used by others, e.g., DL, are cheap, tacky and awful and degrade the F/J cabin experience.
I also like the gray/charcoal color palette. It’s much better than the overused blue.
A very sharp aircraft.
I would like to see a simple table — airlines down the columns; work rules, pay and benefits across the rows — comparing Delta FA’s to their US airlines unionized counterparts. I bet the net net is those unionized FA’s are NOT any better off and that the only ones to benefit from Delta FA’s unioniz...Jump to post
I would like to see a simple table — airlines down the columns; work rules, pay and benefits across the rows — comparing Delta FA’s to their US airlines unionized counterparts. I bet the net net is those unionized FA’s are NOT any better off and that the only ones to benefit from Delta FA’s unionizi...Jump to post
Well Qantas tried to put an end to all this bird on a plane craziness! But putting wings on an otherwise-pedestrian mammal, on the other hand... :lol: 1449835 Good one! According to this site, wings were on from 1947-1984. https://1000logos.net/qantas-logo/ Looks like a pterodactyl.Jump to post
bikerthai wrote:Boeing will exit when they find interplanetary vehicles are more profitable than intercontinental vehicles.
I'm there as well, in terms of cynicism. I'm glad I'm (much?) closer to the end of my career rather than the beginning, so I don't have to be a part of the race to the bottom much longer. One thing I keep noticing is the sack of coffee I buy now has less coffee in it. Pretty simple thing to compare...Jump to post
While I am not in the aviation business at all in any way— cost cutting and quarterly results calls are effecting every single publicly traded company. I had one job at one agency for 24 years. I started at age 30 and the company was private. The #1 thing that mattered the MOST BY FAR was quality. ...Jump to post
Delta was late to the game in Asia. When forming SkyTeam they were left with third pick airlines. When it became obvious that NW’s former Narita hub was neither operationally nor financially viable DL found itself in a challenging position — it could no longer fly the Asia/Pacific network NW built; ...Jump to post
DL has been very public about wanting to be the preferred carrier for New Yorkers. NYC-HKG is a major route for the Finance industry, which is obviously one of the most important segments of the New York economy. Hence, there are many potential DL customers and corporate clients who care whether or...Jump to post
Why would DL want to fly JFK-HKG? What’s the business case to support it?Jump to post
Of course these brand new aircraft should be inspected with a fine tooth comb. They cost 100’s of millions of dollars! Hasn’t anyone bought a new car?Jump to post
Is it known which routes are most profitable for TG?Jump to post
The internet and social media may not have been around but this photo appeared on the front pages of newspapers around the country and was seared into people’s minds. https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/plane-crashes-tragedy-in-the-skies/4/ Yes, AA and the DC-10 recovered. If similar photos of the two ...Jump to post
JAMBOJET wrote:But take lga-dfw as an example: AA largely flies pre-merger AA A321s on the route: 39” pitch in F.
N717TW wrote:here is the route map from 1978. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2c/c1/7f ... 091136.jpg
N717TW wrote:here is the route map from 1978. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2c/c1/7f ... 091136.jpg
Has this suspected change in DL’s strategy (due to its JV with KE) impacted SEA’s masterplan? I’m wondering this too. Does SEA no longer serve the same purpose it was originally intended to in light of the KE jv? I think DL in SEA is much more what BOS will be for DL. They have called it the 4 corn...Jump to post
A couple of things: 1) DL at SEA is pretty tiny in TPAC compared to UA at SFO or even AC at YVR. And given their buildup at LAX and non-west coast stuff going through DTW/MSP, it's unlikely to ever come close to what UA and AC has. And as a whole, *A overwhelmingly dominates Asia so SEA for DL has ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The trouble is that SEA is too small so DL cant grow as large as they wish Seattle is the global headquarters for Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Expedia, Costco, plus many others. It’s not some podunk backwater. But still small in overall total population. Don’t equate small with unimportant. As for...Jump to post
Will DL ever be successful in making SEA their TPAC hub similar to UA at SFO? No. That was only the plan when it became apparent NRT was closing as a hub and KE and DL were fighting. Now that KE is a full JV partner there is no need to fly a bunch of risky stuff like SEA-SIN like they might have tr...Jump to post
Reading the India start/restart threads got me thinking These routes are supposedly very profitable for UA. Same market essentially, but DL isnt very interested in NRT HND China and is just starting to put its toe in India. Historically, CO had to start these routes from EWR if they wanted to serve...Jump to post
Delta was late to the game in forming SkyTeam and that didn’t help with Asia. They had to pick from the leftovers. Not being competitive in bidding and losing out to AA for a stake in JL didn’t help either. JL and CX would have been much better partners for DL and certainly would have helped JFK-As...Jump to post
Is that how you feel or is that fact? Got any recent polls to back that up? I'd say just as important to lucrative, premium passengers is getting to where they are going with a reputable, on time airline and not roll the dice with the other US2 and their alliances. Connecting in ICN is a breeze, es...Jump to post
Delta was late to the game in forming SkyTeam and that didn’t help with Asia. They had to pick from the leftovers. Not being competitive in bidding and losing out to AA for a stake in JL didn’t help either. JL and CX would have been much better partners for DL and certainly would have helped JFK-Asi...Jump to post
As far as the highly restrictive Basic Economy product, I believe airlines are over-segmenting air travelers and are therefore managing too many margins in a defined space and creating too much complexity. It’s like trying to put The Ritz Carlton, The W, Westin, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn ...Jump to post
HP69 wrote:Until Mexico City gets a new Airport, it will be hard for AeroMexico to profitably operate.
I know airlines upgauge for special events because of the traffic, but are there other examples of a US airline adding a p2p just for an event?Jump to post
zakuivcustom wrote:I would argue that if CX are to add another partner in US, it'll be B6. That would increase CX's presence in both BOS and JFK. CX also codeshare with AS right now anyway, helping feeds on their SEA flights.
I’m not convinced any airline is wedded to their respective alliance. Simply being a “founding member” is not a business reason. If more money can be made leaving an alliance, an airline will change partners, cancel JV agreements, sell/write-off financial investments and reconfigure networks. Corre...Jump to post