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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT growth
Replies: 65
Views: 5556

Re: AA CLT growth

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT growth
Replies: 65
Views: 5556

Re: AA CLT growth

"will" was in quotes. a.nut protective punctuation. :) BTW, what markets will HA start before CLT? OT, But I would guess Denver, Dallas and Chicago all before CLT. They're all dominated hub markets but they're also closer to the West Coast (meaning overflying fewer hubs than CLT) and much...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network First and second year after launch
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Jetblue Network First and second year after launch

https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/c ... earch.html
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JetBlue had its initial public offering in 2002, only about 24 months after its first scheduled flight. You can find lots of info in the public domain via SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) filings. https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/c ... earch.html

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/15/2019:F9 Adds MCI/GRB-MCO,CUN-IND;AA/AS/B6/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 22
Views: 5687

Re: OAG Changes 9/15/2019:F9 Adds MCI/GRB-MCO,CUN-IND;AA/AS/B6/DL/UA/WN

enilria wrote:
*F9 CUN-IND JAN 0>0.3[0] FEB 0>0.3[0]


It will be interesting to see what kind of premium DL will want even for its Basic Economy fare vs. F9's lowest fare. Would we be surprised if DL bumped capacity?

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.
Replies: 29
Views: 4591

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

The decision means that U.S. President Donald Trump will almost certainly soon announce tariffs on European products ranging from cheeses to Airbus planes. One official said Trump had won the right to collect a total of between €5 billion and €8 billion. Another said the maximum sum was close to $1...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL retiring MD-80s quickly
Replies: 51
Views: 7992

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Currently, used A319s are sold at scrap value. Bid $1 more than the scrapyard and it is yours. 737NG values were spiked by WN's 733 retirement and then the MAX. That's an odd situation given the MAX groundings at AA and UA and their use of the type (plus by DL/AS/F9/G4/NK and many others). Are the ...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Age Disparity in Pilots Around the World?
Replies: 15
Views: 2079

Re: Age Disparity in Pilots Around the World?

The OP's question gets to the questions: 1. How much training/hours in a type is enough? 2. How much time in all types is enough? You can look at crashes over the last two decades and find cases where pilots flew aircraft that were flying just fine into the ground (or the ocean). (See Colgan Air/CO ...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG
Replies: 52
Views: 8110

Re: UA downgrades SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG

Seems to me the bottom has fallen out of the HKG market. Tourism officials reported August arrivals were down 40%. Certainly scared off many that would have potentially been on these United flights. HKG passenger counts were off 12.5% year over year in August. https://www.cad.gov.hk/english/statist...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 58
Views: 6647

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

I hope this is the beginning of a major evolution into streamlined rail and air travel cooperation in Europe. Zurich and CDG2 have been doing this for a long time. They opened the TGV station right in CDG2, what, twenty years ago? https://www.airfrance.com.ar/AR/en/common/resainfovol/avion_train/re...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL retiring MD-80s quickly
Replies: 51
Views: 7992

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Currently, used A319s are sold at scrap value. Bid $1 more than the scrapyard and it is yours. 737NG values were spiked by WN's 733 retirement and then the MAX. That's an odd situation given the MAX groundings at AA and UA and their use of the type (plus by DL/AS/F9/G4/NK and many others). Are the ...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL YVR - SEA runs
Replies: 24
Views: 3934

Re: DL YVR - SEA runs

https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=3363
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We're approaching the end of the Alaska cruise season, with ships using Canadian ports because of the U.S. Passenger Vessels Service Act. Don't look for DL 739s on that route in November!

https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=3363

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL retiring MD-80s quickly
Replies: 51
Views: 7992

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

I found this on Flight Global concerning DL's MD88/90 retirement/replacement plans: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/delta-hastens-exit-of-mcdonnell-douglas-fleet-with-m-457377/ Per this article, it seems that the MD90's will all be gone very soon & the MD88's will be down to 44 by th...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT growth
Replies: 65
Views: 5556

Re: AA CLT growth

HP69 wrote:
AA has stated that they will continue to expand their CLT network, but they don’t really have many potential new routes.


Have you bothered to compare the destination sets of AA @ CLT to DL @ ATL? AA couldn't make every destination work (ATL has a lot more O&D) but ATL is a useful benchmark.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT growth
Replies: 65
Views: 5556

Re: AA CLT growth

I know this sounds crazy at first, but hear me out: FAT. No, it's crazy on the 2nd and 3rd thought, too. When ATL-ONT has struggled over the years something like CLT-FAT has no chance. Be happy with the DFW frequencies. You wouldn't just be overflying DFW, CLT has less than half the O&D traffic...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 942
Views: 176963

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Interesting development. 2020 DL will be getting 7 A339’s versus the 4 planned. 2021 will see 11 join the fleet versus the 9 planned. DL has also increased its order from 35 total frames to 37. What's the source of this information? Also, is it true that DL is taking A333s from WOW as well? Jeremy ...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 47
Views: 6791

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

Didn't Boeing inherit the MD90 production line? Airlines certainly seem to like the MD90. No development costs, no lawsuits, no delivery delay penalties What airlines like the MD90? Only Delta still operates them, but has parked a significant number and took a financial write down last quarter and ...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 19355

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

We should get some indication of that as DL announces new services. If they go exclusively with 2-class planes -- as they've done in LAX, BOS and SEA -- we can recognize them positioning themselves as the premium alternative to WN.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Regional Startup Airline / Aircraft type choice / Graduation Thesis
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Regional Startup Airline / Aircraft type choice / Graduation Thesis

Starting Capital : 15 M USD Fleet : 20 aircrafts based in various french province airports within 5 years Network : Province to Provinces Paris to Provinces Sectors lengths : 150 to 200 NM : 20% 200 to 300NM : 50% 300 to 400NM : 30% Are those set constraints on the project? If so, it's a near suref...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 74
Views: 13556

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

The question is now why use a NMA or B787/A330 when you can offer more frequencies and the same CASM with an A223? Why? Pilot count should be at the top of everybody's list. You don't want to have 18,000 pilots doing the work (ASMs) of 14,000 today. Slots, where restricted by allocation or buy/mark...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW 1983 airport master plan
Replies: 15
Views: 2644

Re: DTW 1983 airport master plan

It's surprising there wasn't a walkway from the proposed G Concourse to the international terminal; this would have made it easier for people making connections. I don't really know the distance between end of G and the International terminal, but passengers using the Intl Terminal probably were O&...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 74
Views: 4409

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

PIT-PHL O&D is now only a fraction of what it was so yes, markets absolutely respond to airlines. The correct way to state this is that travelers respond to prices. Anybody can fill planes on most any route with prices low enough. Sell Spokane to Rapid City for $1 way in February and people wil...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and the a220
Replies: 22
Views: 4679

Re: LH and the a220

Why not? LH doesn't share planes and crew with Swiss. The 319s you reference are at LH, not Swiss. Commonality with the rest of the LH fleet may - may - be more important than satisfaction with the A220s placed at Swiss.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 47
Views: 6791

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

Airlines liked the MD-90 so much that DL cancelled all but 37 of their 175 airplane order. AS cancelled their MD-90 order. AA got rid of their ex-QQ MD-90s as fast as they could and never ordered any, despite their huge MD-80 fleet. . HUH?? DL had 30 on firm order and only took 16. Then years later...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: fleet simplifications in the future
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: fleet simplifications in the future

Russia and China are constructing railway line from China to Europe. All those plane crashes have put fear in the minds of people. Giant planes Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 will survive. 3000 to 4000 kilometers travel can be done by high speed trains worldwide travelling at 300 to 400 kmph. Can you s...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 58
Views: 6648

Re: MAJOR crackdown on "Emotional Support" pets on the way

I think the OP's reading of the linked article is very generous. This is nothing but the Feds saying they plan to go forward with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking later in 2019. Often no actual rules are created; those that do get created seldom get created and implemented quickly.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Trouble in the Future?
Replies: 80
Views: 17589

Re: 787 production, does Boeing has to slow down?

...or, they can continue to produce the 14 frames a month until the orders are filled, clear the accounting block then dedicate more resources to the NMA and NSA. The accounting block is strictly an accounting issue as deferred engineering expense. It has nothing to do with resources available to N...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC
Replies: 67
Views: 7672

Re: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC

It should be noted that France has a vastly more extensive high speed rail network (and of course many lines are Paris-focused). Compare train travel times and distances LON-Edinburgh (640km, 3:10) and Paris-Bordeaux (581km, 2:14), for example. Having a TGV station right at CDG doesn't hurt, either.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO
Replies: 69
Views: 9263

Re: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO

6YBLUE wrote:
You would be surprised how the diaspora tends to gravitate to whats new and fresh coupled with lower introductory fares, its only a matter of time until AA drops out.


AA does pretty well with Latin American point of sale. That remark may come to be seen as hubris.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 7644

Re: United Growth in Denver

Saw an interesting article. Kirby said, “though the airline has not yet decided how much. He suggested it could be between about 500 daily flights and 720.” Article link: https://skift.com/2019/09/12/united-airlines-plays-up-its-denver-advantage-as-global-routes-suffer/ DEN should be between 600-70...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus standarize A321NEO/LR/XLR into a single version.
Replies: 46
Views: 5979

Re: Should Airbus standarize A321NEO/LR/XLR into a single version.

I'd for one encourage users to throw more pics, because they break up the monotony of blocks of texts, especially by posters who don't write in paragraphs or are crap with their punctuation. Pics are great when the contribute to the story: 'Yup, that pilot landed that 737 on the nose gear.' They ar...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia
Replies: 30
Views: 4113

Re: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia

Does BC has a history of pay-to-play incentives on the scale of Alabama or South Carolina? Is this being rumored just to pull the Quebecois into the game big time?

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Summer 2020 TATL schedule?
Replies: 7
Views: 2599

Re: DL Summer 2020 TATL schedule?

Huge in-flight hiring? They've talked about 4% domestic growth plus 2% international growth. Add retirements (significant for pilots, if perhaps not for FAs) on top of that. I don't see HUGE.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 78
Views: 12345

Re: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent

It would be difficult for me to imagine a more disastrous business decision that this ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ one. DL is a fiscally conservative company that is focused on achieving a good ROI, so for them to join the conga line of airlines salivating to have their logo and livery on the A380 would have been inc...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC
Replies: 67
Views: 7672

Re: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC

Interesting....and weird adds, given the heavy competition but guessing the French Bee and Corsair POS will be heavily skewed from France, not the US as neither brand are really known on this side of the pond. Yields will be trashed across all the operators, though presumably corporate contracts fa...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CASM numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 2724

Re: CASM numbers

US Airlines' CASM is literally their operating cost divided by their ASM, or at least that is how they calculate it. Yes, but without context that's a totally useless number. For example, just because Frontier has a lower overall CASM than Spirit, doesn't mean they are outperforming them with regar...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO
Replies: 69
Views: 9263

Re: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO

https://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines- ... own-guyana
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Delta did JFK-GEO for a few years starting in 2008, running into 2013. There can't be room for both B6 and AA on NYC-GEO.

https://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines- ... own-guyana

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by MIflyer12
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 12053

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

We can argue what constitutes a short or long flight, but the 717s have the shortest range of any DL mainline plane, and shorter than E75s or CR9s. Maybe somebody with a data subscription can do the median flight distance for DL 717s in the present schedule. https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/t...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 12053

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

Remember DL has their wireless IFE tech first demonstrated on their A330neo fleet - this will no doubt make installation far cheaper than running vast amounts of cabling and under-seat boxes. It's still not an easy or inexpensive task, but as others have said provides a mainline-wide consistent pro...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 1667

Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

B6 has the highest fraction at 100%. Delta has way more planes with AVOD: 902 in the mainline fleet - 63 MD-88s - 31 MD-90s - 91 717s.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 12053

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

To me, it doesn't make sense to put seatback screens on the 717's considering the type of flying they usually do (ie: up to 1.5 hours roughly). It's that product consistency thing that's been mentioned half a dozen times up-thread. Do you think they should serve a meal in Business on a 2PM JFK-LAX ...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds MSN-LAS/MCO
Replies: 16
Views: 1457

Re: SY adds MSN-LAS/MCO

Just 2x is a significant constraint on vacation planning but both LAS and MCO ought to be relatively high demand destinations from MSN. Skip the drive to MKE.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 12053

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

Remember DL has to replace their seats on the 717 after the FAA determined their current seats don’t meet some regulation. So if you’re going to keep them until 2030, and you have to replace the seats anyway... Why not go ahead and put IFE screens on the aircraft? Why not? AA, UA, Alaska, Southwest...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 12053

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

2030 isn't soon. It's 10 years away. So it makes pretty good sense to add IFE to the 717s. However I wonder if they plan on keeping all of them. I assumed some of them would be retired in favor of the A220s Why? If they're going to keep 60 they may as well keep 91. Like the MD-88s and MD-90s, I exp...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to 50 states
Replies: 49
Views: 9362

Re: United to 50 states

Is there any chance ILG will regain service in the future from any airline? A chance? Sure. There may be action by some bottom-feeder. But why? As noted, PHL is ~25 minutes away and has ~500 daily departures to ~130 non-stop destinations. Non-stops, frequency, and price competition in a nearby big-...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 12053

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

No official confirmation, however, it was posted internally on Skyhub by Delta that they will invest $70 mil on IFE and extend leases until 2030. If true, that would be a very odd to invest so much into aircraft that will leave the fleet relatively soon... Look at when they started refurbishment of...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14260

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

Well, crap. I would have bet that DL, having declared SJC a “focus city”, would start nonstops on SJC-BOS. Perhaps not. Now I wonder what this LAS connectivity for western markets can do what their HUB at SLC can’t?? Give it a while. Look at the very progressive build up of RDU. It wasn't the big b...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA gates at DTW
Replies: 14
Views: 2768

Re: New AA gates at DTW

I - am everybody else flying AA from DTW - might have preferred more AA gates near the center, D16, rather than half way to Flint. If the WCAA has a mechanism to allocate gates based on number of flights/number of passengers for greatest passenger convenience it fully eludes me. Let the less-busy ca...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8287

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

There's a fair number of JL NRT-XXX Asia routes for which there should be ongoing demand. I doubt AA will want to push everything to CX at HKG, and AA isn't going to start 788s on routes like DFW-PUS or DFW-CGK anytime soon. Without a local partner at NRT Delta's hand was forced. The circumstances a...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 942
Views: 176963

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Is the A332 still used on transpacific routes? Planespotters.net for tail numbers by subtype. https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Delta-Air-Lines Flightaware with tail number for routes flown in the last ~10 days. Example: Google 'flightaware N851NW' Keep developing skills to be able to answer yo...

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