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by MIflyer12
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 22
Views: 1332

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Probably NK. Seems like a good market for them to hit up the leisure routes.


Orlando? Wouldn't many in the leisure crowd just drive that? Las Vegas?

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA md80s
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: AA md80s

If carriers knew in March that this was going to be a 9-12 month grounding they might have planned fleet retirements differently. It's not just delaying retirement fights to the desert but making sure the heavy checks, all parts, and flight crew are available. The rolling delay does not help their p...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 76
Views: 8127

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Tourism is up in 2019 for Memphis, again the UK is a big source of international visitors. According to the report, music is the main draw for Memphis tourists worldwide. Domestic tourists most commonly visit Memphis from Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta, Little Rock and Chicago, while most international...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 34
Views: 3752

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

I would like to see a fair assessment of the 3 majors, but not just quarterly earnings but trendlines too. AA, DL and UA are all publicly-traded firms that issue quarterly income statements. They have operational data in the public forum, too, with load factors, RPMs, passenger boardings, and typic...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 167
Views: 10635

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

More employees getting paid less than their industry counterparts equates to higher costs and less productivity. If Delta had the same exact fleet size as AA they would still have less employees doing the same work yet pay them more and still have lower overall labor costs. Pay more and get higher ...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop
Replies: 48
Views: 6547

Re: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop

3x HNL 3x OGG 1x KOA That is a lot of capacity. They are charging $1300+ fares in economy. The likely are pulling down Transatlantic and transpacific flying that season. Wow, what’re the aircraft used on 3x OGG? All 772? Correct. The three DFW-OGG outbound flights on 20 Dec. are all 772 (AA7, AA119...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 76
Views: 8127

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

A re-instate of AMS-BDL (Hartford) would be great. DL would need to convert some A321s. Successful firms and people learn from their mistakes. NW's BDL-AMS didn't even last 18 months. With the build up of LCC TATL service at BOS and NYC since then there's little reason to expect BDL-AMS to do subst...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 76
Views: 8127

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Ultimately confused why Boyd did not include Cleveland on the list, especially considering that 57,000 passengers utilized flights between Cleveland and Reykjavik-Keflavik in 2018 — an impressive figure. CLE has statistical proof that strong demand exists yet it wasn’t included. Odd. :?: You have t...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Is Hawaiian Airlines going to fly nonstop to Orlando?
Replies: 18
Views: 3481

Re: Is Hawaiian Airlines going to fly nonstop to Orlando?

I seriously want to ban the use of wikipedia to start threads on this site. This is not a reflection, in my mind on the user & more on the source. Quite frankly remember the before times (Pre-Wikipedia) & lots of what I have read there has busted me up, some has been spot on accurate, but t...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 29
Views: 4791

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

Boeing needs a deworming coupled with a a top-to-bottom internal audit by U.S. and foreign aviation regulators. Something is seriously wrong with this company. That's just ridiculous. Boeing has successfully delivered hundreds of quality commercial aircraft a year for decades. Carriers wouldn't kee...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Solar batteries on airliner skin
Replies: 23
Views: 1012

Re: Solar batteries on airliner skin

ask again in twenty years for now no way to get considerable energie from them There won't be in twenty years, either. Solar installations of hundred of hectares angled to present to the sun can yield significant output, but solar cells on non-movable, upward-facing surfaces of the wing just aren't...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 38
Views: 8005

Re: Rumor : Big news for EK and BCN. Here we go, Mexico !

Does the Middle East/Africa/South Asia have enough demand for a direct MEX flight!? Their better off starting a triangle routing DXB-MEX-CUN-DXB with the CUN stop both technical and passengers allowing full payload at sea level back to DXB. They're not looking to satisfy minor demand Mexico-DXB. Th...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 76
Views: 8127

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Bluegrass60 wrote:
Boyd had earlier projected TATL for IND, BNA, AUS, MSY and...CHS. He was right on all counts


What markets had Boyd predicted in the last five years where he hasn't been right?

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s Hubs
Replies: 30
Views: 4810

Re: Delta’s Hubs

OP is ignoring competition. It's nice that UA has a hub at ORD but CHI traffic is spread across three hubs/carriers, meaning lower destination count and average gauge for all. It's the same phenomenon at LAX and NYC.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 167
Views: 10635

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Something interesting was pointed out to me. According to most people I know, the mechanics who are the most angry would be the TWU guys, which are basically the LAA guys in places like DFW, ORD, and MIA. The IAM guys don't have nearly the urgency to get a deal done as they continue to enjoy superi...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 4737

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Flying nonstop GIG-USA is currently so expensive due to lack of offer... In may - complete low season - GIG-MIA and ATL have run over 96% loaded with out-of-this-world fares. Carriers are going to extract hub premiums for their non-stops. DL GIG-ATL-GIG may be $1677 in October but GIG-ATL-BWI-ATL-G...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 945
Views: 231334

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

The business plan is delusional for sure, but why is DL getting aboard on such a venture? Without a doubt, the biggest question of this whole restructuring plan. Everything else is classic Italy/Alitalia. DL knows the revenue it gets from DL metal/AZ-coded tickets to/from MXP/FCO/VCE, and it knows ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish press reports UX-AFKL JV landed
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Spanish press reports UX-AFKL JV landed

I guess that gets AFKL a longer list of distance-efficient one-stops to Latin America from CDG and AMS. I would be more concerned that this is an effort to rationalize capacity (reduce competition) on routes ES-FR/NL.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihads "buy-on-board"
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: Etihads "buy-on-board"

bakestar wrote:
Couple with the seat size on their Dreamliners being (in my option) smaller then Ryanair (yes, that’s right! FR!!!)...


Standards of distance measurement - a 'thing' for more than 2,000 years.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going to happen to SIN & MNL in DL's network in 2020!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: What is going to happen to SIN & MNL in DL's network in 2020!?

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Does the OP have a poor memory of a thread he started a month ago.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian wants subsidies for domestic routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: Austrian wants subsidies for domestic routes

It would be perverse to subsidize the method of transportation that has 5x the CO2 emissions per passenger kilometer. Call their bluff and put the money into rail improvements.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 4737

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

LondonXtreme wrote:
Delta resume GRU flight from DTW ...


That was an auto industry flight. Look at the manufacturing sites in Brazil of GM, Ford, and FCA, and of the supply base to North American factories. The change in Brazil's visa requirements doesn't matter a bit to this demand.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR
Replies: 82
Views: 12815

Re: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR

AS LAS-SFO SEP 6>5[6] AS PDX-SFO SEP 8>6[7] AS SAN-SFO SEP 5>4[5] AS SEA-SFO SEP 13>12[11] So how’s that SFO hub going for AS? ;) It's September. U.S carriers routinely cut flight numbers after summer season and kids return to school. Check the passenger arrivals data for the top ten or so airports...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer in SFO 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3369

Re: Summer in SFO 2020

There was a worker from the air service development office of SFO there. She was saying that the airport will likely add a European airline, an Asian airline, and a South American airline for next summer. Airports don't add airlines. Airlines choose to fly to airports. 'Likely' doesn't mean pilot b...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM virtual look inside 787-10
Replies: 33
Views: 4851

Re: KLM virtual look inside 787-10

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Seanster59 wrote:
It's a cramped 787. Not fun on a 10 hour flight in economy.


Cramped is up to the carrier. Every KL long-haul aircraft is going to be cramped. They think this style fits their market. Compare it to ANA's 215-seat 787-9. https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/ANA/A ... 7-9_V2.php

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by MIflyer12
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7153

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

But almost directliest over LAX. :scratchchin: [...] International to international is far more smooth in Canada than it is in the USA as passengers don't have to pass through immigration. Point taken, but wouldn't contrafactual statements on geography somewhat help to obscure or divert from more v...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11838

Re: Delta at LHR

Don't forget LH has a JV with both AC and UA, allowing them to cover specific frequencies and destinations to and from FRA. Also, DL has a JV with Virgin Atlantic. DL would need more slots to add more LHR flights. Pretty sure they don't have any spare at the moment. Although DL has JV with VS at LH...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 36
Views: 5446

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

Why do you think there's sufficient demand for a nonstop West Coast to CTS? Stats for Passengers Daily Each Way? Even KIX has struggled to support U.S. non-stops.

LAX-CTS into winter winds? Where are you planning the tech stop?

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1157
Views: 151271

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

What a debacle. One would think being a fellow OW member AA reps would have met these passengers to help with booking onward flights or help arrange hotels or ground transportation on behalf of Qatar. Why would one think that? Why would AA employees be empowered to spend QR's money? Why would you e...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1705
Views: 303024

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

One simple question please! Can someone shed any light or facts on: Can a 737MAX-10, with lie flat First, PE, E+ & tiny Y (or some other configuration with Lie Flat First...make a TATL route? Or only Transcontinental? The 737 Max 10 will have the least range of the Max Variants. No it’s not goi...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2553

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

lightsaber wrote:
It would do more to tax TV viewing and air conditioning hours. Those burn more fuel.


Some states have outlines for fully carbon-neutral electricity by 2045. Show me the plans by AA/DL/UA to be completely carbon-neutral by 2045.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2553

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

A question brought up in the European thread for reducing fuel consumption was increasing aircraft size and decreasing frequency. Looking at one example, LaGuardia, a 2016 article found high daily frequencies between some city pairs. Checking a few weeks ago, Delta was operating around 17 daily fli...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 124
Views: 23477

Re: AF to order A220

As exciting and welcome an A220 order would be, so disappointing would a a380 replacement order be, especially if it is to be replaced by the 787... Why not replace it with the a350-1000 or at least the a359? Anything smaller would be ridiculous. It could be that AF struggles mightily to fill the s...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 6560

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Russian airspace is extremely expensive. If the difference in time and burn is not going to make the flight late or over max takeoff weight, a non polar route like R220 keeps the flight in US and Japan airspace which is much cheaper on the overflight fees. What's Russia's fee for an overflight like...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.
Replies: 58
Views: 5490

Re: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.

If Indigo partners wanted Wow they would have gone ahead before the airline ceased. The brand would be toxic to relaunch now after such a well publicised shutdown. They’d be better off just starting a Wizzair base in KEF. Direction depends on relevant bankruptcy law. Don't buy too soon and wind up ...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 47
Views: 6810

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

Flew two DL aircraft: 717 and A321 (The 321 was delivered two months ago) Wifi worked perfectly on the 717 but not the 321. Hopefully if AA introduces this, they can at least make it a bit more consistent. (Don't get me wrong - the Delta flights were splendid, I just found it funny how wifi worked ...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9330

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

waterbomber2 If the Dutch national theme is to be frugal, what is the French one?. Must be strikes and violent protests. :smirk: To employ lots of French nationals at good wages, and to make sure foreign firms don't disrupt that. Will he be allowed to implement the needed reforms or will the bureau...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did CX start JFK via Vancouver!?
Replies: 10
Views: 2381

Re: When did CX start JFK via Vancouver!?

jfk777 wrote:
Cathay first flew via Vancouver because the 747 could not do it with a decent payload nonstop.


What 747? Didn't CX have -400s back in 1996?

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 12670

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

This post is internally inconsistent. If its an expensive subfleet that makes no sense to continue to have...wouldn't it be best to announce retiring the aircraft sooner? Investors would applaud such cost reduction. Taking a one time charge isn't a big deal relative to cost management. Because it's...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 233
Views: 22194

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

And everyone and everything needs to be refashioned so that less CO2 emissions are produced. You're going to find a lot of people in this forum who do not accept the science behind that position. There are a lot of people who are “flat Earthers” too. I'm not disagreeing with the science. I'm pointi...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 233
Views: 22194

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

spinotter wrote:
And everyone and everything needs to be refashioned so that less CO2 emissions are produced.


You're going to find a lot of people in this forum who do not accept the science behind that position.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7032

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

TPAC is still a PRASM dumpster fire, whether one thinks of it as less-than-successful strategy vs. UA or an outcome of Chinese carriers' rapid expansion. Pacific revenues grew 3.2% in the quarter as 9.7% higher capacity was partially offset by a 5.9% decline in unit revenues. Unit revenue performan...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 12670

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

DL currently only has 34 active MD90's with 32 in storage, according to the site below. The latest aircraft going to SBD on June 24th. If DL is going to keep flying them until the end of 2022, that's a pretty small fleet type. https://sites.google.com/site/airlinefleetstatus/delta/md90 I don't see ...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 12670

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

AlexBrewster03 wrote:
Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after.


What's wrong with DL 717s? Would you rather be on a SkyWest CR9?

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 167
Views: 10635

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Managers need to manage. At some point you can't blame any more on the labor, all they do is work. The other airlines in the USA are doing great, literally every single one. AA needs to clean house at the top and get a competent C suite. This is the second weak merger by Doug and Co. There are work...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?
Replies: 29
Views: 2072

Re: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?

L0VE2FLY wrote:
Detroit makes much more sense with its huge Middle Eastern diaspora, TK's extensive network in the Middle East will guarantee the success of IST-DTW.


You think Chaldean Christians want to go back to Iraq? Middle East destinations are already served well one-stop from DTW by DL/AF/KL and RJ.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.
Replies: 58
Views: 5490

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

The sign of a good serial entrepreneur.....dust yourself down from a failure, learn from it and go again. That's a particularly poor reference given the regulated, specific nature of the industry as noted in post #12. It's not a business that can be transformed, nor where brilliant industry-wide st...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7032

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

TPAC is still a PRASM dumpster fire, whether one thinks of it as less-than-successful strategy vs. UA or an outcome of Chinese carriers' rapid expansion. Pacific revenues grew 3.2% in the quarter as 9.7% higher capacity was partially offset by a 5.9% decline in unit revenues. Unit revenue performanc...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 393
Views: 72562

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Thank you for noting my mistype. I have corrected my earlier post.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 12670

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

But but but I was told without any doubt every MD-90 parked was just waiting on engines and was coming back into service.... Not surprised. I'm not, either. MD-90 parkings have all been one-way - AFAIK none has ever returned to service. It is surprising, though, that DL has announced MD-90 retireme...

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