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Wed May 18, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and DALPA's Agreement in Principle re Global Scope
Replies: 35
Views: 5118

Re: Delta and DALPA's Agreement in Principle re Global Scope

LAXintl wrote:

questions wrote:
What do you mean by “geographic theater”? Is that an actual contractual term?


Yes its spelled out using the DOT definitions of Atlantic, Pacific and Latin theaters


Thank you.

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Tue May 17, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and DALPA's Agreement in Principle re Global Scope
Replies: 35
Views: 5118

Re: Delta and DALPA's Agreement in Principle re Global Scope

I’m quite surprised that DALPA agreed to “global” scope. Theoretically Delta could leave Asia entirely to KE if they increase Europe flying. No, Delta cannot. The AIP requires a minimum set presence in each geographic theater. But it does mean that if there is another Asian currency crisis and dema...

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Tue May 17, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta cuts ribbon to new LAX Headhouse
Replies: 94
Views: 20925

Re: Delta cuts ribbon to new LAX Headhouse

When will the new T2/3 be complete?

Has Delta announced what, if any, Delta One services will be offered — eg, entrance, exclusive check-in, escort through security, premium lounge, international arrivals services?

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Sun May 15, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 879
Views: 144371

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Have all aircraft received the mods for the new First Class?

If not, what percentage of the fleet has been completed?

Have any design changes occurred since the new product was rolled out a few years ago?

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Sun May 15, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US pilots age 65+
Replies: 59
Views: 7114

Re: US pilots age 65+

Retirement at 55 would be rediculous if someone is still in his prime. Far too many people working in large corporations are forced out in their 50s, still in their prime. Look at the recruiting website for any Fortune 500 company in the US. All the photos are of people in their 20s and early 30s. ...

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Sat May 14, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds MCO-AMS for NW22
Replies: 20
Views: 5201

Re: DL adds MCO-AMS for NW22

How many 763’s does Delta have remaining in its fleet?

I’m surprised this route is not flown with the 332 instead of the 333.

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Sat May 07, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?
Replies: 14
Views: 2078

Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?

What makes LAX-SYD a financially viable route and market for Delta, given QF-AA (oneworld) and VA-UA (Star Alliance)?

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Sat May 07, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 727 tribute
Replies: 57
Views: 8416

Re: American 727 tribute

Why did some AA 727's -- I believe those designated 727-100 or 727-23 -- not have a 1R door?

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Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31301

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

I haven't heard anyone say that (yet). Of course you can catch it from asymptomatic peeps...but why are asymptomatic peeps on airplanes with some of the best filtration systems that exist somehow as or more dangerous than a crowed bar, concert, indoor sporting event that doesn't require masks? Thos...

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Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31301

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

Why was the US mask mandate issued by the CDC and not the FAA? Doesn't the FAA oversee regulations for commercial aviation?

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Tue May 26, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 167090

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

If legacies are still 20% smaller by end of 2022 and WN is larger than it was pre-COVID by then, they will automatically be gaining market share. It's really hard to argue that this downturn is not hitting legacies harder. Everyone is admitting that leisure is coming back before business travel and...

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Mon May 25, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 472
Views: 120069

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

I'm really laughing by some comments here. How on earth getting out of a monopoly is positive for LA? They dominate with ease South America - MAD traffic (IB) and for connections they had LHR (BA). They had the biggest airline in MIA (AA) who also dominates in JFK, LAX and for connections you have ...

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Sat May 23, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 167090

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

If this came from GK or other senior leaders at WN, I would be a bit more shocked to see this. VP of Flight Ops, on the other hand, don't resonate to me with the same levels of cred. This smells of #FakeNews, and seeing that it came from the DMN, which has truly lost of ton of respectable writing o...

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Fri May 22, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 9795

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

Time for some "fun facts" about SLC and its status among Delta hubs. Delta hubs - (2019 all-airlines' passenger counts) largest to smallest: 1) ATL - 110,531,300 2) LAX - 88,068,013 3) JFK - 62,551,072 4) SEA - 51,821,239 5) BOS - 42,522,411 6) MSP -39,555,035 7) DTW - 36,759,269 8) LGA -...

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Fri May 22, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 9795

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

Ed Bastian has stated that this downturn will be used to accelerate facilities construction projects such as Lax, Lga, JFK,etc... It is an opportunity to accelerate timelines up to a year in some cases and better position the airline as a premium product coming out the other end. Also, I don’t thin...

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Fri May 22, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 9795

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

Time for some "fun facts" about SLC and its status among Delta hubs. Delta hubs - (2019 all-airlines' passenger counts) largest to smallest: 1) ATL - 110,531,300 2) LAX - 88,068,013 3) JFK - 62,551,072 4) SEA - 51,821,239 5) BOS - 42,522,411 6) MSP -39,555,035 7) DTW - 36,759,269 8) LGA -...

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Thu May 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 9795

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

Delta is in the process of rebalancing it's network For a Post pandemic fallout and SLC just gave them the ultimate gift. This is a gamble to save the airport $300 million dollars on construction cost. But in 5yrs time will SLC just be a sparkling version of CVG of times past? Good luck. Flyguy Why...

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Thu May 21, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 700
Views: 139504

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I am of the mindset a Chapter 11 of AA would plunge UA and DL into a similar need to compete through reduced costs done by shedding unneeded assets as AA will do. This could trigger other prepackaged arrangements too. If the past is any indication, then this will happen. Delta and United can't affo...

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Tue May 19, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 700
Views: 139504

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I can see DL, UA, and to a lesser extent, B6 waiting in the wings to devour pieces of the pie with inevitable drawbacks . Most of their unencumbered fleet would be older B772s, the now-parked B752s and B763s, and the early batch of B738 and some of the A320 aircraft. DFW will become a free-for-all,...

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Tue May 19, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 700
Views: 139504

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Can someone please explain to me why AA is in so much debt? Didn't they shed debt back during bankruptcy 7-8 years ago? American Airlines has spent heavily on new aircraft to modernize its fleet. It has spent enormous sums on share repurchases, more than $5 billion since the beginning of 2015. At t...

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Tue May 19, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 700
Views: 139504

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

TexStones wrote:
777Mech wrote:
Shiny plane syndrome.


Or, in the case of AA, eliminating shiny planes in favor of pearly white ones.


??

Dull gray ones.

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Mon May 18, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 700
Views: 139504

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Can someone explain this a little more? What are: - Unrestricted Cash and ST Inv - Undrawn Revolver - EST. Unencumbered Assets It appears the three make up “liquidity estimates.” Why is liquidity shown as a percentage of trailing twelve month revenue? What is it measuring? And therefore telling us?...

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Mon May 18, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 700
Views: 139504

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Somewhat related to see how AA stacks up to peers. This was an estimated ratio of cash, revolver, and assets they can tap vs debt. Chart created prior to Q1 results. https://i.ibb.co/C9DK6fc/LIQUIDITY-ESTIMATES.png Can someone explain this a little more? What are: - Unrestricted Cash and ST Inv - U...

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Mon May 18, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 16376

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

I wondered about something like that. Not sure if enough business pax are going to be available. Highly questionable source. It may very well be that this is being analyzed as a potential product. One of many ideas being analyzed right now. It would be for travelers on key, high margin routes who w...

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Mon May 18, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 16376

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

“This information comes to Rene’s Points from a reliable and well-placed source.”

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Sun May 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1547
Views: 159793

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

There are a lot of comments re the 77L and cargo. What kind of cargo was DL hauling ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD? What kind of shipments and shippers does DL (and any commercial airline for that matter) target? Why would a shipper go to DL vs air freight company? Although the A350 may be capable for DL’s ne...

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Sun May 17, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 15350

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. Although noisy, the 'cramped' element was the result of most carriers going to 10 abreast. I remember Air Canada's 777-300ERs when they were new and 9 abreast, super comfortable ride, tons of p...

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Sun May 17, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1547
Views: 159793

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

There are a lot of comments re the 77L and cargo. What kind of cargo was DL hauling ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD? What kind of shipments and shippers does DL (and any commercial airline for that matter) target? Why would a shipper go to DL vs air freight company? Although the A350 may be capable for DL’s nee...

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Sat May 16, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1547
Views: 159793

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Can someone provide some insights into this? The airline said in a filing Thursday it expects to post a $1.4 billion to $1.7 billion pretax charge in the second quarter because of the MD-90 and Boeing 777 retirements. Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/14/coronavirus-news-delta-to-retire-boeing-77...

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Thu May 14, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1547
Views: 159793

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

The MD-11 debacle was perhaps the undoing of Ronald W. Allen's tenure as Delta CEO. Keep in mind Delta had a VERY cozy relationship with MDD dating back into the founding Woolman era. This no doubt contributed to such a corporate gaff at the time. In an alternate history one can only wonder if Delt...

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Thu May 14, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1547
Views: 159793

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

DLASFlyer wrote:
What about the A319?


Thanks for the catch.

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Thu May 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1547
Views: 159793

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

So by 2023 DL fleet will look like this?

- 220
- 737, 738, 739
- 321
- 332, 333, 339
- 350

Gone:
- MD88, MD90, 717
- 319, 320
- 752
- 763, 764
- 777

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Thu May 14, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

The US is not the type of place to care about flag carriers and national airlines. It's more likely for Americans to think that having a "national airline" detracts from the principles of capitalism and competition. As someone else mentioned earlier, both TWA and Pan-Am fell despite being...

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Thu May 14, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

325i wrote:
Greetings Folks,
Purely speculation on my part but assuming Squire Calhouns response to the reporters question "YES",is indicative of his inside knowledge of an airline that is heavily committed to BA's product, the real answer!
Cheers,325i


Is there a point in there?

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Tue May 12, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

I just cannot imagine AA going out of business entirely. Neither could he: "I don't think we're ever going to lose money again," Parker said. "We have an industry that's going to be profitable in good and bad times." And here are the bad times. Where is that $19.2 billion in pre...

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Tue May 12, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Dang! Some of you need to put down the crack pipe! Assuming Calhoun’s industry assessment that the market will be at 25% of pre-COVID-19 levels in September and 50% by the end of the year: - Demand is severely down - Industry capacity and capability are significantly greater than needed In other wor...

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Tue May 12, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

An airline is considered a major one when it posts over US$1B in revenue in a fiscal year. So all of the above make the cut except for Sun Country, Additionally, the following regionals & freight ones made the cut in 2019 Envoy Air (subsidiary of American Airlines Group) Republic Airways (subsi...

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

An interesting follow-on question in the interview would have been... Given the drastic reduction in demand, your prediction of a major US airline shutting down and the fact the US aviation environment is not dissimilar to the global aviation market, what is the impact to Boeing’s commercial airline...

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

I mean, he can’t just come out and say AA is so far up to its eyes in debt that they will be out of business by the end of the year ... he’s gotta keep it in generalities. I think AA may have to file chapter 11, but I think AA will still be in business. I think another round of consolidations will ...

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

- Alaska - Allegiant - American - Delta - Frontier - Hawaiian - jetBlue - Southwest - Spirit - Sun Country - United What is considered a “major” airline? What’s a non-major US airline? Commuter airlines? Neither Allegiant or Sun Country are considered Major airlines. That did not answer my question...

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

MIflyer12 wrote:
randomdude83 wrote:
How about...a Merger is more likely to happen.


Mergers don't create quick cash. No carrier has surplus cash - not even WN.


Agree. This is not the environment for mergers.

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

How about...a Merger is more likely to happen. I don't think a MAJOR or at least the Big three will have trouble getting through this. but a Merger is likely to happen especially with all of them shrinking to half their size. Spirit/jet blue? alaska/southwest? american/united? delta/qatar?....ok th...

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

- Alaska - Allegiant - American - Delta - Frontier - Hawaiian - jetBlue - Southwest - Spirit - Sun Country - United What is considered a “major” airline? What’s a non-major US airline? Commuter airlines? I'd think he refers to the big 4: AA, DL, UA & WN. In the linked clip he did not refer to t...

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

I mean, he can’t just come out and say AA is so far up to its eyes in debt that they will be out of business by the end of the year ... he’s gotta keep it in generalities. Going “out of business” is very different than filing Chapter 11. I would think AA would file Chapter 11 vs go out of business.

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 43303

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

- Alaska
- Allegiant
- American
- Delta
- Frontier
- Hawaiian
- jetBlue
- Southwest
- Spirit
- Sun Country
- United


What is considered a “major” airline? What’s a non-major US airline? Commuter airlines?

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Mon May 11, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321 neo status
Replies: 23
Views: 6350

Re: Delta 321 neo status

Based on what we know today (things may change), what is the A321N’s mission/role in Delta’s network?

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Sun May 10, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 26133

Re: KAUS Fatality

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXeBlD1WkAISTuv?format=jpg&name=large Without being morbid can someone explain the damage in the photograph? The nacelle and cowl lip are dented as if hit externally. Lower, in orange paint, a portion of the nacelle appears blown out. How was the individual hit and w...

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Sun May 10, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FC Lavatories
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Re: FC Lavatories

Because of all the Y passengers that cough on F passengers as they make their way to the forward lav?

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Sun May 10, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2231
Views: 555766

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Is it confirmed that they are exiting SkyTeam? Yess May 21. I believe they are just exiting the Skyteam North Atlantic Joint Venture on May 21st. Leaving ST for good is on the table but has not been announced yet. SkyTeam was the last alliance to form. It will be the first to dissolve. None of the ...

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Fri May 08, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 395524

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
I'm sure DL will be taking a buzz-saw to any non-EAS domestic markets they can suspend off come October.


Please clarify. What are “non-EAS domestic markets”?

Thanks

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