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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mobile (AL) releases master plan for Brookley site downtown airport
Replies: 26
Views: 4319

Re: Mobile (AL) releases master plan for Brookley site downtown airport

Mobile's real problem is PNS less than 60 miles with low fares thanks to WN. David How vacationy is Mobile? Get Allegiant in there! We actually have quite a bit to offer. As far as mardi gras, no its not as big as NO, but it is the birthplace of mardi gras in the US. We also have the Carnival Sensa...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80s Europe-South Africa Fuel Stop Question
Replies: 31
Views: 3537

Re: 80s Europe-South Africa Fuel Stop Question

I could have sworn that carriers used Dakar. I hadn't heard of Cabo Verde being used. #themoreyouknow Thanks!

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29542

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

Worth remembering 3 things. First, aircraft didn't have the enormous range that they do now. Second, with regards to flights from Europe to Tokyo, the USSR generally did not grant rights to most European airlines to fly over Soviet territory. Some airlines even flew Europe-Japan via Alaska The coll...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed May 27, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59204

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

The volume of orders needed for restarting production of these elements is said to be 100 frames, quite concrete. Even with the spike in Covid related freight, it’s very hard to see Boeing securing anywhere close to 100 commitments. If I were BA, I'd tell any buyer(s) that it's cash on the barrelhe...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon May 18, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 years ago-Mt. St. Helens volcanic exposion-affect on aviation
Replies: 11
Views: 2105

Re: 40 years ago-Mt. St. Helens volcanic exposion-affect on aviation

panam330 wrote:
BN727227Ultra wrote:
Etceterayokull

Hahahah, nice one.


:-)

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon May 18, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 66655

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Upside: NEW PAINT JOB, BAYBEE!!!111!!!

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon May 18, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 66655

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
At this point reality doesn't matter. The perception of reality has already taken over.


Bingeaux. Markets are people and they're not always logical. A company I used to hold, (ticker BH) has a market cap less than the value of the stock it holds in other companies.

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon May 18, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 years ago-Mt. St. Helens volcanic exposion-affect on aviation
Replies: 11
Views: 2105

Re: 40 years ago-Mt. St. Helens volcanic exposion-affect on aviation

While there were flights suspended day of, it wasn't as bad as Etceterayokull in 2010. For one thing, the dominant wind was roughly west-to-east, which meant that SEA was unaffected. PDX had to close for a very brief period during one of the later eruptions. I'm sure YKM got whacked someting fierce ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun May 03, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/3/2020: The New Abnormal
Replies: 74
Views: 13548

Re: OAG Changes 5/3/2020: The New Abnormal

AA has never been able to make LAX-OMA stick--this is at least the second or third time in the past ten years they've dropped it, not to mention downgauging.

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun May 03, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Didn't DL's Ron Allen Livery Last Longer?
Replies: 57
Views: 15684

Re: Why Didn't DL's Ron Allen Livery Last Longer?

The Ron Allen looked like it was designed by the same people that did Janet. (I know, it's a joke but ♪...I don't care...♫)

Although I did like the font, and the color-change between the Delta and the Air Lines.

It was such a shock from the Widget that began with the DC-9, though.

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65938

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

Have Alitalia run it! What could go wrong?

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 176
Views: 19843

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

To me the A380 has a limited place, mainly service to strictly capacity controlled airports like LHR and too big for where service frequency more important and had 4 engines. Just imagine if frequency wasn't that important: we would have more A380's flying around, which may have provided a lower ca...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just for grins, I priced an AS tag-on...
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Just for grins, I priced an AS tag-on...

ICT-OKC-ICT. 3-6 May. RJ, not mainline. J price ranged from $199-$259. For a 40 min flight. It's clear that they really don't want any pax on that flight--SEA-OKC same days, same plane is $167-$236! I could rent a Lambo at ICT, fill it full of premium, go down I-35 with the cruise at 185 and still p...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23711

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

They can scream all they want. But they no longer have the money to do anything about it. Delta has their own solvency to worry about. There are anti-trust issues that won't go away just because of this pandemic. Like I said, this is just an exercise. A free agent KLM would be awesome for competiti...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23711

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

DL would scream bloody murder if KL went to IAG. They can scream all they want. But they no longer have the money to do anything about it. Delta has their own solvency to worry about. There are anti-trust issues that won't go away just because of this pandemic. Like I said, this is just an exercise.

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23711

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

DL will buy a stake in KL before IAG does. Skyteam cant afford to lose KL and DL has made it a point to invest in airlines to sway them away from others and they will fight until the bitter end for KL. DL has no cash at all right now. I know this is an exercise, but how much does IAG have? More imp...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 176
Views: 19843

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

I've seen an A380 twice (LH @ IAH, KE @ ATL) and I was struck by how stubby it looked compared to a 744. That had no bearing on my desire to fly on one, but I was never in a position to do so.

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23711

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

DL would scream bloody murder if KL went to IAG.

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26958

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

The 777X already had a steep hill to climb. Covid-19 has made that hill even steeper, It certainly not looking great but i won't conclude till it (eventually) enters service and at that point if airlines don't see its value or it doesn't perform to expectation of airlines (...at this point it has t...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63418

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

I found the "DL wants to downsize" headline to be non-news. Shoot, everyone wants to downsize. They want to downsize until it's time to expand. Econ 101. in fact, the airline that announces they want to expand in this climate will see their stock go to zero. People need to consider our th...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63418

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

I found the "DL wants to downsize" headline to be non-news. Shoot, everyone wants to downsize. They want to downsize until it's time to expand. Econ 101.

in fact, the airline that announces they want to expand in this climate will see their stock go to zero.

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983
Replies: 43
Views: 5854

Re: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983

That is an interesting, rather matter-of-fact look at the unfortunate situation Braniff faced; the program scrupulously failed to mention the "dirty tricks" AA used to help precipitate the airline's downfall. Living in Dallas at the time, I saw some of what was happening. https://www.upi....

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines paint scheme
Replies: 20
Views: 6218

Re: American Airlines paint scheme

Did Jonnyc have a rumor a few months back we'd see a change soon? Could be related to this I think that this is the wrong time to tout a 'rebirth' or 'rededication to service' or 'new beginning', especially with a potential BK, a literal decimation of payroll, and 5% load factors. That, and I like ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Curious: Which OEM will have the upper hand after Coronavirus?
Replies: 15
Views: 2051

Re: Curious: Which OEM will have the upper hand after Coronavirus?

I think the 777x is the next generation's 388. When compared to the 777, essentially no one wants the plane. I think this goes for the 35K as well--most of the orders are from leasing companies and tertiary-level airlines that might not survive this economy. I think that for the forseeable future th...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and the C919 Memorandum of Understanding
Replies: 17
Views: 6303

Re: Ryanair and the C919 Memorandum of Understanding

petertenthije wrote:
You’re a day early for april fools.


it's Five O'Clock somewhere...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260686

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

My first DL flight was LIT-STL, prolly a DC-9-14, 1968. In 1969 or 70 was my first flight to ATL, another DC-9 MEM-ATL.

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20361

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

vhtje wrote:
What about LH's 747-8s? Presumably they will also be parked, but will they return to service?


If DL and AA can make money filling the belly of a 777, surely LH can, filling a 744, 748 or 380?

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28271

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

Communications are going out tonight to DAL inflight that beginning Wednesday morning, their service will all but emulate Southwest and AA: water. This includes all DAL domestic first class - nothing catered but bottled water and for flights over 900 miles, a flight fuel box. Only domestic run not ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193960

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Judging by the posts on this board, of all the US3, AA seemed to have the biggest discontinuity between the US and non-US product. It seemed that never the twixt would meet, and now they won't.

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64297

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

OK, maybe not a liquidation but how about AA being encouraged to accept bids? Similar to when Wells Fargo was paid by the Feds to acquire Wachovia?

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by BN727227Ultra
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9909

Re: Corona Airport Photos

I saw on this board that ATL was closing a runway for the sake of DL storage. I'd love to see a photo! It's eerie. The 5th runway crosses over I-285. Entering the tunnel underneath the runway you can see all the tails of parked aircraft on both sides of the highway. I think Virgin has a 789 parked ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60249

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

The Treasury is going to be in the aerospace business, for a period certain (relatively, by government standards!) Just like twelve years ago they were in the automobile business. And the banking business. And the solar-panel business.

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9909

Re: Corona Airport Photos

I saw on this board that ATL was closing a runway for the sake of DL storage. I'd love to see a photo!

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11220

Re: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
Stock performance is way down
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That is interesting and I wasn't expecting it. A's business model isn't a mirror of B's, yet the stock performance is a mirror.

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60249

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Is there a similar Airbus Financial Discussion thread? I don't want to pollute this one. :-)

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the first NW plane to wear the Bowling Shoe colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2554

Re: What was the first NW plane to wear the Bowling Shoe colors?

speedbird52 wrote:
9w748capt wrote:
It still amazes me to this day that they had an entire fleet emblazoned with "nwa". I mean they were truly progressive for their time!

Plot twist Northwest Airlines was secretly owned by Dr Dre


Diet Coke With Attitude. 169% better than the 'Shoe.

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24394

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

AA was never considered to be a "home town airline" in the DFW area; Southwest and Braniff held that title. It did come in as a voracious - some might say vicious - predator (I am sure there are past threads about the "dirty tricks" AA is alleged to have taken) and, in the end, ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260686

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

I did it! I travelled from Europe across an ocean with the sole purpose of flying on the MD-88. To experience this aircraft type for the first and final time. Earlier I had logged the MD-81, -82, -83, -87 and -90. Only the MD-88 was still missing. After considering the options for quite some time I...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260686

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

FWIW, there are active pilot rumors circulating that DL's having second thoughts about the cost of keeping the 717 around long-term, and is currently exploring the idea of phasing the jets out in the next few years, which would require keeping a number of MD-90 around longer than intended. That's c...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8499

Re: New AA uniform launches today

Maybe I'm a curmudgeon, but I've never picked my itinerary based on FA couture. Competence is nice, but my litmus test is that my flight is completed with the same amount of takeoffs and landings.

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8499

Re: New AA uniform launches today

I don't care what the unis look like, I just hope they're done making their FAs sick.

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 12059

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

I smell the Jet A nore in the jetway than in the aircraft, but it does make me smile. There's the blast of humidity that hits you at the diaphragm of the jetway and aircraft, especially at ATL, IAH and DFW. Inside the aircraft? Coffee, burnt coffee. I'm married to a barista and I know all about burn...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138942

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

HNLSLCPDX wrote:
This will put all the a.net talk of an AS/B6 merger to bed.


(A.net mavens will gear up to resume the DL/B6 linkage discussions...)

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138942

Re: American to launch SEA-BLR flights in Oct 2020

ual763 wrote:
Well that’s going to piss Delta off! Good for AA! Never would have dreamed this happening in a thousand years.


Competition. TBH, I was expecting an AA/AS merger but this is all one could expect given AA's debt.

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Amazon order new freighters ?
Replies: 52
Views: 7417

Re: Could Amazon order new freighters ?

BENFRANKLIN wrote:
TC957 wrote:
With the seeming unstoppable growth of Amazon, could an order for new freighters be in the works or do you think they will continue operating P2F airframes for the foreseeable future ?

Amazon (Bezos) can pretty much do whatever he wants.


So he can buy Boeing!

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260686

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

SELMER40 wrote:
The n515cr 31 Jan 2020 report shows Active MD-88s : 48.
Where does Delta get 48 airplanes in 11 months to replace them?


With the coronavirus deal, they'll just replace MD-88s with 777, 330 and 350. Bet the farm. Looking forward to new equipment on ATL-MCI/OMA/STL! :-)

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18973

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

stlgph wrote:
Maybe Shirley Q Liquor was on board?


Are you a Michael Berry fan? He's a Texas treasure.

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.
Replies: 53
Views: 7356

Re: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.

ZKCIF wrote:
Winning WN as a customer?
A good one.


If A snags Ryanair, will that be close enough for A to declare victory?

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by BN727227Ultra
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64820

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Yes, DL completed the purchase of its 20% equity stake. SEC filings in these matters are quick, public, and definitive. 'In accordance with the provisions of article 212 of the Securities Market Law and the provisions of General Regulation No. 104 of the CMF, the Offeror declares the Offer successf...

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