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by pezzy669
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina
Replies: 63
Views: 18592

Re: Venezuelan airline 747 cargo flight sets off alarms in Argentina

More collateral damage from this saga. Hundreds of Cubana de Aviacion passengers are stuck in Cuba not being able to travel to Argentina. Cubana has been wet leasing a 737-300 (YV-630T) from Venezuela's Aerolineas Estelar to cover the route to Buenos Aires as CU's IL-96 are not operational these da...

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by pezzy669
Mon May 30, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL proactively trimming schedules July 1 - August 7
Replies: 114
Views: 21961

Re: DL proactively trimming schedules July 1 - August 7

AT SBN they are moving the Delta Connection flights to ATL back to Skywest from Endeavor so there goes the CRJ900's they were going to operate this summer on the route. Just north, AZO, MBS and LAN are all going from three daily to just two daily flights on a CRJ200. And it lasts from July 5 until ...

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by pezzy669
Sun May 29, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL proactively trimming schedules July 1 - August 7
Replies: 114
Views: 21961

Re: DL proactively trimming schedules July 1 - August 7

I am a DL Diamond and have flown frequently over the last two years even during COVID. I will be the first to admit that things are not "great" at Delta. ^This - as ATL hub captive DL flyer I have rarely had issues over ~150 flights over the past 10 years but the past couple months of fly...

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by pezzy669
Fri May 27, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL proactively trimming schedules July 1 - August 7
Replies: 114
Views: 21961

DL proactively trimming schedules July 1 - August 7

https://news.delta.com/flying-delta-summer-heres-what-know-and-how-prep Cliffs notes: "From July 1-Aug. 7, we’ll reduce service by approximately 100 daily departures, primarily in markets in the U.S. and Latin America that Delta frequently serves. This will build additional resilience in our s...

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by pezzy669
Fri May 20, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: After 10 years in and out - finally found a huge flaw with ATL.
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: After 10 years in and out - finally found a huge flaw with ATL.

Message Delta to ask if I can check in at domestic terminal for an international departure and that is a no (but agent didn't seem too confident in that) That agent is wrong; were you speaking with an overseas agent? You can check in for DL metal international flights at the domestic terminal. You ...

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by pezzy669
Thu May 19, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: After 10 years in and out - finally found a huge flaw with ATL.
Replies: 2
Views: 698

After 10 years in and out - finally found a huge flaw with ATL.

So 10 years later and hundreds of flights in and out of ATL as an O&D passenger I finally found a huge flaw that is hugely inconvenient. I have always had a pleasant experience with the very efficient ATL operation and know it like the back of my hand at this point but my upcoming trip has revea...

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by pezzy669
Thu May 05, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL 3hr limit on lounges
Replies: 22
Views: 1965

Re: DL 3hr limit on lounges

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...

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by pezzy669
Thu May 05, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 74
Views: 11700

Re: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights

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 ...

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by pezzy669
Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Enjoying it while it lasts - 757 time.
Replies: 27
Views: 3826

Re: Enjoying it while it lasts - 757 time.

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...

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by pezzy669
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta - flew the last A321 CEO built.
Replies: 0
Views: 982

Delta - flew the last A321 CEO built.

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...

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by pezzy669
Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the US3 was to lose one hub each which hubs would it be?
Replies: 18
Views: 3176

Re: If the US3 was to lose one hub each which hubs would it be?

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.

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by pezzy669
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1036
Views: 209190

Re: Delta welcomes its 1st Airbus A321neo

Looks good - count me as one who likes the larger titles. Some of the fleets the titles look disproportionate.

Hopefully it will make it to some ATL routes soon so I can give the new F a whirl.

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by pezzy669
Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The single fleet type that stayed with the same airline for the longest time
Replies: 23
Views: 2095

Re: The single fleet type that stayed with the same airline for the longest time

Lufthansa - 747. March 1970 to current so ~52 years currently.

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by pezzy669
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Enjoying it while it lasts - 757 time.
Replies: 27
Views: 3826

Re: Enjoying it while it lasts - 757 time.

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 ...

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by pezzy669
Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Enjoying it while it lasts - 757 time.
Replies: 27
Views: 3826

Enjoying it while it lasts - 757 time.

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...

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by pezzy669
Sun Mar 20, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest mainline flight and longest regional flight
Replies: 76
Views: 7752

Re: Your shortest mainline flight and longest regional flight

Shortest mainline: OGG-HNL, 100 miles (DC-9)
Longest regional: ATL-CID, 694 miles (CRJ-900)

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by pezzy669
Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules
Replies: 50
Views: 11655

DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules

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...

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by pezzy669
Sun Mar 06, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 853
Views: 278704

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

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...

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by pezzy669
Sun Mar 06, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 620
Views: 38644

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

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...

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by pezzy669
Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which route have you flown on the most diverse number of aircraft?
Replies: 61
Views: 5366

Re: Which route have you flown on the most diverse number of aircraft?

ATL-MSP - All DL except for one AirTran 717 round trip.

757-200
757-300
A320
A321
MD-88
737-900
717 (AirTran)

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.

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by pezzy669
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian planes stuck outside Russia
Replies: 104
Views: 40113

Re: Russian planes stuck outside Russia

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...

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by pezzy669
Mon Feb 21, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 204875

Re: Delta HNL to JFK, DTW and OGG-ATL

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 ...

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by pezzy669
Sun Feb 20, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 204875

Re: Delta HNL to JFK, DTW and OGG-ATL

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...

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by pezzy669
Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?
Replies: 58
Views: 6162

Re: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?

Hawaiian
Continental (meatball and globe)
United (Saul Bass)
Northwest

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by pezzy669
Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 45
Views: 4986

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

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...

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by pezzy669
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 65
Views: 13180

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

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).

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-xpm-2011-nov-11-la-fi-biofuel-airlines-20111111-story.html

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by pezzy669
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 201 - JNB to BOS 7,900+ Miles Yesterday
Replies: 58
Views: 13181

Re: Delta 201 - JNB to BOS 7,900+ Miles Yesterday

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...

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by pezzy669
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1832 CUN-IAH MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues
Replies: 41
Views: 10742

Re: UA 1832 IAH-CUN MSY Divert Due to #2 Engine Shutdown Plus Flap Issues

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 ...

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by pezzy669
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 23473

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

Flown:

1/21 - ATL-CUN - DL598 - A330-300 (N825NW)
1/24 - CUN-ATL - DL595 - A330-300 (N831NW)

Booked:

4/16 - ATL-DTW - DL2135 - 737-900 (yawn)
4/19 - DTW-ATL - DL2112 - 737-900

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by pezzy669
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT
Replies: 74
Views: 16120

DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT

Looks like it started heading down a pretty steep embankment or the nose gear collapsed. Hard to tell from the news article.

https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/plane-slides-off-runway-before-getting-ready-take-off-pittsburgh-international/2KL2FCZGW5GMTMJSBHLEACT6RM/

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by pezzy669
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 23473

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

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 ...

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by pezzy669
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1547
Views: 160187

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

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...

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by pezzy669
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL seat blocking question.
Replies: 1
Views: 600

DL seat blocking question.

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...

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by pezzy669
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again
Replies: 92
Views: 18700

Re: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again

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...

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by pezzy669
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports that have (or have had) terminals build for an airline
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: US Airports that have (or have had) terminals build for an airline

Miami Terminal D - AA/Oneworld.

Wasn't MCI pretty much built to be a TWA hub?

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by pezzy669
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4834

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

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...

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by pezzy669
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two DL A333 widebodies to/from Cancun.
Replies: 0
Views: 752

Two DL A333 widebodies to/from Cancun.

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, ...

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by pezzy669
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Curious ? - DL 800# "thanks for calling Delta, KLM and Air France".
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Curious ? - DL 800# "thanks for calling Delta, KLM and Air France".

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 ...

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by pezzy669
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 83
Views: 20458

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

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...

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by pezzy669
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 340615

Re: AA Announces DAB-DFW/PHL

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...

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by pezzy669
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2627
Views: 369394

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

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...

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by pezzy669
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 340615

Re: AA Announces DAB-DFW/PHL

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).

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by pezzy669
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2627
Views: 369394

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

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 ...

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by pezzy669
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4707
Views: 761230

Re: Does United fly the 763 domestic at all?

Wow that is a lot of J seating

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by pezzy669
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta call centers closed again.
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Delta call centers closed again.

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...

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by pezzy669
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA in 1997...
Replies: 54
Views: 9765

Re: TWA in 1997...

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...

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by pezzy669
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta fleet 1999
Replies: 32
Views: 6562

Re: Delta fleet 1999

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...

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by pezzy669
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 186
Views: 24278

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

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...

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by pezzy669
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 280180

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

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...

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by pezzy669
Wed May 13, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?
Replies: 80
Views: 11053

Re: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?

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 ...

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