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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 40
Views: 4908

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

@MIflyer2 I mean that a number of airlines want to consolidate and ideally internationally, but authorities won't allow them, so they'll use this period to try to push into unusually close relationships. Shame from a premium traveler perspective - I'd take the Cathay Pacific lounge over anything Br...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 39847

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Reuters also picked up the story of 7,580 job reductions. Among the other info is this very pessimistic view: The French flag carrier, part of Franco-Dutch group Air France-KLM, said it had lost 15 million euros a day during the worst part of the crisis, which also saw its revenues plunge by 95%. It...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 71
Views: 4281

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

AA also flew DFW-BRU in the early 1990's, which didn't last too long. Sabena came back in the late 1990's to resume the route when there was a codeshare agreement between them, SR, and AA. That was canned after 9/11 and SN's grounding in 2001/2002. Sure? The late 90s had Delta, SR, SN (and, for a w...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 327
Views: 49091

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Boeing has supposedly lost $40 million per frame since 2016. They've delivered 36 frames since then, so that would be just under $1.5 billion USD they would need to recover, in addition to the $40 million extra it costs per frame with the current production schedule, so at least another half billio...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 40
Views: 4908

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

airhansa wrote:
I suspect that a number of foreign airlines will integrate significantly to the point that they're virtually the same airline as much as government authorities allow them to.


What does that mean, please? Prospective examples?

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investment firms / Airlines
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Investment firms / Airlines

https://www.baincapitalprivateequity.co ... -companies
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I don't think you'll be able to infer much on Bain's passenger carrier strategy from its list of portfolio companies.

https://www.baincapitalprivateequity.co ... -companies

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 71
Views: 4281

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

DL's CLE-DTW-LGW route was on it inherited from the acquisition of Pan Am's core TATL routes in 1991, excluding LHR which was sold to UA. I was on DTW-LGW very shortly after DL took over. There was a NW employee counting passengers to assess if the route was going to be viable for DL! (DL DTW-LGW d...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1670

Re: Pan Am questions

Carriers did weird things before ULH range was readily obtained with 747-400s. Pan Am AKL-PPG-HNL-LAX on a 707, anyone?

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259758

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Your points #1 and #2 are certainly correct. I thought their VA reference was odd, too, in a story broadly concerned with investments, not codeshares. If they weren't going to make good ROI from dividends and appreciation in equity stakes, they needed to make it through synergies - people flying DL ...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259758

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

user error

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 327
Views: 49091

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Boeing is not going to publicly confirm it until they are ready / required because it is a statement that will have a material effect on their market performance and the SEC has rules around the reporting of such items. It will have no material effect on revenues: it's half a plane a month. There c...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 75
Views: 10018

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Chasensfo wrote:
I don't get the issue a lot of you have with this. If you don't want seatback IFE; turn it off.


With Delta, it doesn't stay off. (I don't have recent experience with every AVOD system in the fleet.)

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wide Bodies on Domestic Flights
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Wide Bodies on Domestic Flights

Will we see as the US is still shut out from Europe and with travel restrictions still in place more wide bodies continue to litter airfields across the country or them flying routes between larger cities to give more social distancing opportunities and better customer perception of safety? I reall...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259758

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Some tighter credit restrictions on a DL line of credit: Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) said on Thursday it has amended its $2.65 billion credit facility agreement with covenants, which include restricting the U.S. airline’s ability to pay dividends or repurchase stock before Sept. 30, 2021. The amendm...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 71
Views: 4281

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

DL's TATL origins can also be traced back to NWA that started flying out MSP and DTW to AMS after partnering with KL back in '89 I believe No, Northwest was flying to Europe on its own metal long before the partnership with KLM. They had flights to Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Shannon, Hamburg, Lon...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 896

Re: AA pilot union wants US govt to purchase seats to maintain seating caps

IIRC there was a thread on this maybe a week ago. The story is at least a week old. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/06/24/should-the-government-buy-middle-seats-from-airlines-american-airlines-pilots-think-it-could-save-travel-and-jobs/ Then why I am subsidizing people's desire to ...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/NK/F9/HA/OO Reach CARES Act Loan Agreements with Govt
Replies: 24
Views: 3217

Re: AA/NK/F9/HA/OO Reach Loan Agreements with Govt

Miamiairport wrote:
Soon Americans will own American.


How is that? It's a loan, not an equity interest nor stock warrants. If AA defaults the government can seize collateral, but many on a.net keep denying the possibility of Ch 11.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/NK/F9/HA/OO Reach CARES Act Loan Agreements with Govt
Replies: 24
Views: 3217

Re: AA/NK/F9/HA/OO Reach Loan Agreements with Govt

Straight from the legislation: the applicant is an eligible business for which credit is not reasonably available at the time of the transaction; A carrier pretty well has to acknowledge it has run out of market credit. Term not longer than five years. No stock buybacks or dividends until a year aft...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259758

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-delta-air-latam-bankruptcy-analysis/deltas-global-growth-drive-stalled-by-latin-american-bankruptcies-idUSKBN2431HV Reuters on Delta's international equity buys: Delta Air Lines had a strategy for years: expand worldwide by buying stakes in airlines and partner with...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Long Island MacArthur Airport - KISP
Replies: 56
Views: 3685

Re: The Future of Long Island MacArthur Airport - KISP

Get DL in here with a few RJ trips a day to ATL and DTW. I don't know what's holding them back - maybe they're afraid with Frontier running ISP-ATL. But Detroit should easily work with 1 or 2 CRJ2s a day. I can't believe there's any O&D DTW-ISP, nor ISP-DTW, so you're really talking connecting ...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 75
Views: 10018

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

This conversation is so tiring. They are not going to add seatback IFE. And they're definitely not going to be doing it during a global recession and pandemic while they're losing tens of millions of dollars daily. I don't know how they justify the capex in the liquidity pickle they find themselves...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 4372

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Workers Until May 2021

Yet those expendable gate agents making $12/hour are the ones that’ll either keep your customers coming back or they’ll run them off. Piss off the gate agents and your airline could be in for a world of hurt. JetBlue won’t have a choice to keep pilots or not if they have to file bankruptcy because ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did TP cancelled SCQ-LIS before even started it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

Re: Did TP cancelled SCQ-LIS before even started it?

You might try a dummy booking for your travel date and see if they are still selling it.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 4372

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Workers Until May 2021

Perhaps a Mod can correct the title. The linked article doesn't say workers - it says pilots specifically.

It is unclear whether this agreement applies to, or will eventually be extended to, other employees at JetBlue.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Long Island MacArthur Airport - KISP
Replies: 56
Views: 3685

Re: The Future of Long Island MacArthur Airport - KISP

Get DL in here with a few RJ trips a day to ATL and DTW. I don't know what's holding them back - maybe they're afraid with Frontier running ISP-ATL. But Detroit should easily work with 1 or 2 CRJ2s a day. I can't believe there's any O&D DTW-ISP, nor ISP-DTW, so you're really talking connecting ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID
Replies: 13
Views: 1259

Re: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID

I've always felt the whole thing was unnecessary anyhow as the industry by its nature seeks to reduce cost and becomes ever more fuel-efficient as time goes on anyhow What's the difference in fuel burn per seat between an early 737-800 (circa 1998) and a present MAX 8? What is that for compounded a...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20686

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
Interesting increase in SEA, in the future possibly add routes such as Hong Kong, Sydney, Madrid and Auckland


The PDEWS are SEA-AKL and SEA-MAD must be rather low. SEA isn't a logical hub for aggregating U.S. traffic to either AKL (see LAX) or MAD (see PHL).

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20686

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

'Summer 2021' is both non-specific, and, given circumstances, a long time away. This announcement means nothing. Let us know when these routes are awarded in pilot bid packages and available for sale.

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 89
Views: 16819

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

Delta isn't investing in blue chips - they're the airline equivalent of Flip-or-Flop. These plans take time to bear fruit, and it's pretty plainly apparent that a struggling carrier will be the first to experience the effects of a global crisis. That may be a fair analogy but DL has plowed a lot of...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4221

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

Reuters had an update 1 July. The state appears to be tying layoff numbers to the tech development subsidy. Junior Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said the government estimated 2,000 of 5,000 planned cuts by Airbus in France could be saved by a reduced-work scheme and with help from state ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney and airline partners
Replies: 34
Views: 4874

Re: Disney and airline partners

The power of brand association! First trip to Disney World was on an Eastern A300 in early 80's. Eastern will always have Disney-status with me, although Delta served it well, notably with their powerful branding of a logo of their widget in front of the magic kingdom. Good stuff! People need to re...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 89
Views: 16819

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/s ... financials
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Ishrion wrote:
Does anyone know Aeromexico's financials in the past few years? Were they seeing losses?


https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/s ... financials

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4221

Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

TOULOUSE/PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus on Tuesday unveiled plans to shed around 15,000 jobs including 900 already earmarked in Germany, saying its future was at stake after the coronavirus pandemic rocked the air travel industry. The logo of Airbus is pictured at the entrance of the Airbus facility in B...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FX questions
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: FX questions

Boeing757100 wrote:
757- Most are over 25. However, FX has a crush on them. Why?


Range. Short field/hot/high take-off performance. Availability used.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 48
Views: 4537

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

The recovery in frequencies will need to be gradual, there won't be some jump from 2 to 8 frequencies next year, especially not with 747s. I'd say we will probably see an increase of 2 frequencies per year, taking us to 2023 before we reach 8. The frequencies that there are will likely be filled wi...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 39847

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air- ... 411VX?il=0
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Reuters is reporting an outline for 7,500 job cuts and 20% reduction in 'structural capacity.'

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air- ... 411VX?il=0

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

PepeTheFrog wrote:
Please note that criminal investigations are still ongoing.


In what jurisdictions are criminal investigations ongoing, please?

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney and airline partners
Replies: 34
Views: 4874

Re: Disney and airline partners

Or an example where G4 might be the only option such as PVU to LAX, you have to fly them if you want some type of package deal. You would need to be careful, particularly in the example of just one carrier on a city pair. That gives the seller some pricing power in the market, and that can create a...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23193

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Bricktop wrote:
This is an incredible shock.

Said no a.netter ever.


Boeing can draw out compensation negotiations and pay to creditors after Norwegian has been liquidated. At least that way creditors will get something.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 8660

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

I realize this would be a major antitrust issue, but if they shrank their capacity on PHX-MSP for example, to three flights a day spread out among WN, DL, AA. It seems like it could be for the greater good rather than the race to the bottom capitalist situation. However this is totally unorthodox i...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian and SWISS in Seattle
Replies: 16
Views: 4496

Re: Austrian and SWISS in Seattle

Do you have a link? As stated above, neither have ever offered scheduled service to SEA and almost certainly never will, but I'd be curious to see where that came from... If it was there (a scan of the Sea-Tac wikipedia article at the moment finds a reference to neither) it was placed by a doofus w...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23036

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

If all airlines are losing money then maybe the prices are way to low for profitability? Maybe. What do you see as the solution for that? Regulated prices? I see carriers who can't make money progressively liquidating, and so capacity removed from the market until supply and demand clear for the re...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 8660

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

Should Congress be inclined to provide any support, imo it should be via unemployment benefits, and other programs directly to those impacted, not any aid to the industry. It's silly to have to maintain a bloated workforce when companies are a fraction of size. It only adds to long term inefficienc...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft are the least fuel efficient in Delta fleet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: What aircraft are the least fuel efficient in Delta fleet?

I know that Delta has one of the oldest fleets, but they are also know to be more reliable. That got me thinking, what are the least fuel efficient planes in Delta? Any reason you're looking at fuel efficiency instead of total cost per seat-mile? Newer vs. older is a poor guide. You can look at AA/...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do AA, DL and UA Still have non-ETOPS Widebodies?
Replies: 23
Views: 7799

Re: Do AA, DL and UA Still have non-ETOPS Widebodies?

NW was super late to the ETOPS game with their first ETOPS aircraft being the A333 and the B753 in 2003. A portion of the later build 757s 5600s were ETOPS capable and eventually made full ETOPS in 2007 for the 75A program to put on TATL. Why worry about ETOPS twins when you're flying trijets and q...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21369

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

It would be interesting to know if those six aircraft are among the closest to their next HMV of the A320 subfleet. Use and discard, so to speak.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to IAD
Replies: 68
Views: 11914

Re: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to

Wide-scale parking of non-widebody aircraft made sense in April when LFs were in single digits & CARES act funding hadn't kicked in, not when airlines are filling 60-70% of planes and labor is paid for and oil is cheap. Which U.S. carriers are reporting systemwide load factors of 60-70%, please...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23036

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

The fact that Lufthansa has not yet reached an agreement on government support for their Belgian subsidiary could be a sign that they're working on alternative "solutions". Folding down the airline as they did with Germanwings and lately Sunexpress Germany is not off the table in my opini...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10202

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

PA should have transitionned to an almost all Airbus fleet. My first recollection of a DL A310 was DTW-LHR, or maybe CVG-CDG? It was a definite 'What is this? Not a 767 nor L-1011' moment. By the time Pan Am sold routes to DL it was cooked - irreparably damaged. It wouldn't have mattered what they ...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to IAD
Replies: 68
Views: 11914

Re: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to

That shows show pretty sharp cuts by AS and B6 focused on August. DL was focused on September, and UA did little at all. I went looking for DL's year-over-year capacity change for August but Google didn't find anything within the last week.

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