I received the email today from DL - my first (and continuing thought) was what frequent traveler with a SkyClub pass would be showing up 3+ hours before their flight? Let's be honest - how many regular travelers who have a SkyClub membership show up to the airport 3+ hours early? When I traveled fo...Jump to post
Finally getting back to some normal travel here - 2020 and 2021 were pretty light flying wise for me. Too much 737-900 which is IMO the most boring aircraft ever to grace our skies, the A32X series is exciting in comparison to the the 739. The 757 seems to be pulling back more and more from some of ...Jump to post
The only Boeing 7x7 model number I've never flown. It's a right pain to get too if you don't live in the US. I've made a couple of trips to Central Asia hoping to get an Uzbekistan or Astana one, but no luck (flying from Tashkent on Saturday, scheduled A320 so maybe there'll be an equipment swap) C...Jump to post
Yesterday brought me an unexpected round robin day trip from ATL-RSW-ATL to go visit a good friend in the hospital. Before I get into it I want to say it is nice to live in a mega hub city as it makes unexpected trips quick and easy. ATL-RSW. Flew N129DN - the final A321 CEO built and delivered to D...Jump to post
Is BOS really a hub for DL? If no I think they would axe DTW - I don't think there is a whole lot DTW handles that MSP could not.Jump to post
Lufthansa - 747. March 1970 to current so ~52 years currently.Jump to post
So, using a hypothetical 2035 retirement of the Delta 757 with the final flight being for the NBA, that will mean that we had 757s flying in DL colors for 51 years! That takes the cake for the longest fleet to last with any airline for sure. The DC-9s do not count as those were retired in '93 only ...Jump to post
So I was going through my head all the various flights I have taken since I moved to Atlanta and became captive to Delta - and even before that when I had some 757 seat time with CO, NW and AA. I have to admit I know there are many many folks who do not have easy access (if any) to 757's so I consid...Jump to post
Shortest mainline: OGG-HNL, 100 miles (DC-9)
Longest regional: ATL-CID, 694 miles (CRJ-900)
https://www.cbs46.com/2022/03/10/hundreds-delta-pilots-protest-flight-schedules-disrupt-travel/ https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-airport-blog/delta-pilots-plan-to-picket-at-airport-over-staffing-issues/GT6P4EAT4ZHMVB3Y4CZTNX43VM/ Plan on protesting at LAX on 3/25 as well. DL saying will not disrupt...Jump to post
I read an article that Dominican Republic estimates there are almost 15,000 Russian tourists still in their country, add to this how many more may be scattered in other locales. https://miami.cbslocal.com/2022/03/03/sanctions-strand-thousands-of-russian-tourists-in-the-caribbean/ With the vacationer...Jump to post
Diesel is running $4.35/gallon at the cheaper stations around me right now so the diesel Jetta is about $50-$52 to fill up if we pay full price. We fully take advantage of our Kroger fuel points and on a good month can get $1.00/gallon off but typically land around $.70-.80/gallon off - that tank we...Jump to post
ATL-MSP - All DL except for one AirTran 717 round trip.
I flew the route a number of times back in the early-mid 90's as a kid but I couldn't tell you what aircraft operated so there may be a few more.
Su159 from CUN is about to depart. Airport site says it left. But no trackers are picking it up. Looks like its on the move now. Unlike the PUJ flight it is showing transiting Canada - guessing this will be revised as flight progresses. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AFL159/history/20220227/22...Jump to post
Did some browsing for Jan 2023 as my folks are cruising to the islands so was going to go meet them either in Maui or Kauai. Curiously DL not offering the DL One product on ATL-OGG - just the old craptastic domestic first service on the 10 hour flight where at best you might get a snack box tossed ...Jump to post
Did some browsing for Jan 2023 as my folks are cruising to the islands so was going to go meet them either in Maui or Kauai. Curiously DL not offering the DL One product on ATL-OGG - just the old craptastic domestic first service on the 10 hour flight where at best you might get a snack box tossed a...Jump to post
When I was in my single digits and flew as an unaccompanied minor between JAX and MSP (mostly DL over ATL and CVG) - one return I was on a 727-200 I think from CVG and when my dad met me at the gate I told him flight was faster because the plane had 3 engines. :lol: Also some trips through ATL I wou...Jump to post
This is not historical by any stretch for the industry or even United.......Continental did this 10 years ago before the two airlines were fully integrated together (but after merger).
Interestingly enough even despite multiple prior uses of the great circle mapper and knowing cross global routes can be weird I even thought Boston seemed like it would be further than JNB-ATL when I saw the news articles about the diversion. Hopefully the passengers could see that on the IFE flight...Jump to post
The 73G that diverted into MSY as the rescue flight was already schedule to operate INT-IAH, UA rerouted the aircraft to MSY to pick up those passengers. The flight originally left CUN with 133 total passengers, there is always at least 15 passengers give or take a few connecting in IAH to MSY, so ...Jump to post
Looks like it started heading down a pretty steep embankment or the nose gear collapsed. Hard to tell from the news article.
Only 1 trip planned so far, planning more last minute nowadays. 1/21 - ATL-CUN - DL598 - A330-300 1/24 - CUN-ATL - DL595 - A330-300 Took the bait on the $89 each way DL One upgrade - this short route so no food service outside of "snacks" but figured it was worth it to try out the seat on ...Jump to post
Scheduled on a 764 tomorrow ATL/FLL. Certainly not complaining but why is this worth it for DL? They’re still blocking seats, and demand to Florida is pretty high these days. Lots of upgauges on Florida routes this time of year to accommodate for increased seasonal/COVID demand along with seat capa...Jump to post
So I have a question for DL flight crew or someone who might know the logic for blocking seats for covid. Recently flew CUN-DTW on an A333, it was pretty much empty showing 186 economy seats available right before departure. We were back in 36 H/J and every row 37-42 were empty, we heard a flight at...Jump to post
DL operations have been on a downhill slide since pandemic, I have done 11 segments since March 2020 and the slide in operations has been noticeable both in airports (DL stronghold hubs) and flights. Being ATL based I have pretty much had blind loyalty to DL (and a self admitted fanboy) since 2012 a...Jump to post
Miami Terminal D - AA/Oneworld.
Wasn't MCI pretty much built to be a TWA hub?
Newark Terminal B (B-1 Concourse). I agree with this one whole heartedly. There's a reason I tend to fly DL into PHL instead of EWR when I am in the Trenton area, even though it tends to take longer to get to final destination via SEPTA/NJT from PHL than it would via NJT at EWR. I tend to fly out o...Jump to post
So had a cruise out of Tampa on Royal Caribbean for 12/17-12/20 which was cancelled a few weeks back. This was my last ditch effort at doing a beach vaca in 2020, it was a Tampa to Cozumel round trip. Well Cancun all inclusive has been calling my name even before pandemic so decided to re-evaluate, ...Jump to post
So this question has always sat on my mind for pretty much the past 7-8 years since I moved to Atlanta and DL became my go-to carrier and a recent thread about AZ leaving the JV made me finally inquire about it. Sorry for random questions - I have wondered about it for multiple years but finally it ...Jump to post
I thought I had read this title wrong but clicking in did not disappoint. First I was like - what exit do they jump out of without hitting the wings or rear engines......then I watched the video and yes for the rear air stairs. They should sell a DB Cooper package where you can jump with a bag of fa...Jump to post
It is good to see DAB get some love. This will give locals more options going to the NE via PHL and West via DFW. Maybe AA will eventually link-up MIA to DAB when the South American countries fully open back up? You'd think an ERJ once a day would be a decent option to try and feed Southbound conne...Jump to post
Just got back from a much needed, long vacation away from the Arizona heat. My wife and I drove for a few days to get to our destination. Looks like y'all have been a feisty bunch in my absence! :lol: Those of you who are traveling for work now, what are you doing on the road? Are you able to get i...Jump to post
I am honestly surprised to learn just now that pre-merger AA did not serve Daytona Beach at all.
The northern parts of Florida always seemed to be second fiddle for AA as even the larger JAX market pre-TWA only had token service to DFW (all F100) and MIA (ATR).
Just as my 2 cents into here - last week the company I worked for has given the green light to our traveling employees to begin travel again if they feel comfortable with it. While we are not a huge company by any means we have ~20 employees who will plow through about 20-30 round trips a year each ...Jump to post
As an Atlanta resident my choices are pretty much DL and WN - I threw all my eggs into the DL basket because of the much broader network. I have been a DL fan since 2012 because they have always provided reliable and good service. Now - I am just largely annoyed. I understand the CV19 pandemic but s...Jump to post
Off original subject I must say these maps really show how much of a shell of its former self that TWA had become. Looks like except a handful of Europe, a handful of Caribbean and a little Mexico they had pretty much just become a domestic airline. Would be interesting to compare these to AA, UA, D...Jump to post
Wow I did not know DL operated the 733 - thought it was just -200 until those were retired then the NG's. I will say I had a fair number of L1011 and 767 flights between ATL-JAX (very short hop) when I was a wee kid shuttling back and forth from Georgia to Minnesota (mid-90's). That is a quite short...Jump to post
As others have mentioned, ATL is hardly convenient to where most of its local O&D pax live. I'm quite surprised nobody has tried to launch PDK service in some form, though I imagine there are governmental regulations in place to prevent that. How do you derive that "ATL is hardly convenien...Jump to post
I'm glad I got a bunch of seat time in the 88 on DL - always booked the two seat side as I was pretty much traveling solo (work had my flying a bunch). Only flew the 90 a handful of times and it was never quite the same, just more boring overall and the old school slimline seats were garbage. ATL wi...Jump to post
Prior to the pandemic it was very clear UA ran EWR. UA controlled over 70% of the takeoff “slots” and over 60% of the pax. Why did no airline attempt to compete? That implies carriers at LGA and EWR don't compete for EWR passengers. You really want that to be your starting position? Right! I think ...Jump to post
It appears DL is starting to do the cuts at smaller stations. I purchased a bunch of fire sale flights ATL-MSP-BJI (Bemidji) for the summer to go to my parents lake house - ultra small station with only 2 daily CR2 flights to MSP and no other carriers. Was surprised to see DL maintaining the 2 flig...Jump to post
One of the earliest flights I remember was MIA-ORD on a UA DC-10, thinking it was 1992'ish. Saul Bass livery. For some reason we routed MCO-MIA-ORD-MSP - thinking it must have been a cost thing as it was my aunt, uncle, 3 cousins and my sister and me so 7 total. I think we flew United from MCO-MIA, ...Jump to post
Looks like DL rolling forward it’s May Schedule. UA has some deep cuts as well some cities lose DEN and IAH flights all together. Of note near me I see my hometown loses its 3 DEN flights. DL still one flight a day to MSP. DSM losing IAH Obviously I totally get why carriers are cutting flights, but...Jump to post
They got the bare minimum in terms of an interior refresh from DL only getting new carpet and seat covers. Some ships received new 737NG style ceiling panels to cover the holes left by the video monitors. A waste of money if you asked me. The 5500s were not as bad as some made them out to be. The t...Jump to post
The EWR hub for PeoplExpress, Continental and United has been the busiest hub in the NYC market since the early Early Eighties. Delta beats the by a few dozen for 2019 and now the industry has to start back at square one. Not much of an accomplishment for Delta. United is more impressive considerin...Jump to post
Such a basic concept for people to believe investor funded companies should just stash away billions - this is not personal finance. Even on the non-traded privately held company level I can say my company probably returns 85% of our excess cash flow back to investors, closer to 90% if you back out ...Jump to post