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by Nola
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 88822

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

The South terminal has seemed somewhat dirty lately, particularly in the common areas outside of security between C and D.

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by Nola
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41050

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Because they are primarily destinations. Focus Cities are markets where the Delta wants to be the premier business airline. The types of customers that Delta is targeting live in places like AUS, BNA, SJC, BOS, NYC, LAX, SEA, ATL but they travel to LAS, TPA, MCO and MSY. Does that make sense? I don...

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by Nola
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41050

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

DFW in 04 was a medium sized city, with DL being a distant number two, too many RJs, and an airline industry in disarray. In retrospect with the growth of Texas and the metroplex, Delta could have had a spot there akin to AA at ORD. They just needed to ride out the bad years and start upguaging. Bu...

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by Nola
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41050

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

One would think 3x or more service to 5 hubs would be a focus city . . That's a pretty low bar..... 3x daily service to 5 hubs is 15 daily flights..... Yes. But like MSY, there will be a hub or two with much more than 3 flights. MSY has 11 flights to ATL at this time; add 12 flights to 4 other hubs...

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by Nola
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41050

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

DL views focus cities as having frequent service to most hubs. P2P doesn't factor into Delta calculations. By that measure, wouldn't MSY be a focus city? It has multi-frequencies to all hubs except SEA.... DL is falling behind, though, as AA is now the largest legacy carrier at MSY and UA is buildi...

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by Nola
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41050

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

DL views focus cities as having frequent service to most hubs. P2P doesn't factor into Delta calculations. By that measure, wouldn't MSY be a focus city? It has multi-frequencies to all hubs except SEA.... DL is falling behind, though, as AA is now the largest legacy carrier at MSY and UA is buildi...

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by Nola
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41050

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

DL views focus cities as having frequent service to most hubs. P2P doesn't factor into Delta calculations. By that measure, wouldn't MSY be a focus city? It has multi-frequencies to all hubs except SEA.... DL is falling behind, though, as AA is now the largest legacy carrier at MSY and UA is buildi...

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by Nola
Wed May 29, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US New routes?
Replies: 57
Views: 7560

Re: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US New routes?

Good evening from sunny San Diego! All fingers and toes crossed here for a DL/AF/KL SAN-CDG/AMS link (3x weekly 332??) :) Reading all the posts above, it does indeed sound like DL AUS-CDG is the most serious contender. What do you all think of MSY-CDG? I somewhat put it in the same leisure category...

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by Nola
Wed May 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 88822

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

https://onemileatatime.com/lufthansa-condor-takeover/
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Lufthansa is looking to buy Condor. That could mean that LH will not fly to MSY, despite reports of discussions with NOAB.

https://onemileatatime.com/lufthansa-condor-takeover/

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by Nola
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 88822

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Hearing LH rumors now from multiple people at the airport. Interesting. But perhaps not entirely surprising considering DE’s success. How many time a week seasonally does DE fly to MSY? 2x weekly. As far as LH rumors, not totally far fetched given what happened in SAN and AUS. That said, I'll belie...

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by Nola
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 88822

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

View this email in your browser FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2019 Contact: Erin Burns [email protected].com 504.303.7631 City, Aviation Board Reschedule Opening of New Airport Terminal NEW ORLEANS - Today, the City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced that, after evalua...

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by Nola
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 88822

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/FrenchSTATnola/status/1111073505334964224 An interesting tweet that may further indicate how ongoing discussions between AF and the regional chamber of commerce are proceeding. It kind of makes sense in that SkyTeam doesn't want to lose too much market share to BA and OneWorld, ...

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by Nola
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y
Replies: 50
Views: 9205

Re: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y

I've had some great flights in J on AF and some so-so flights. In fact, the best food I probably had on any plane was an A380 (a Ducasse dish of salmon with fava beans in a curry sauce), which compensated slightly for the angle flat seat. The new 777 seats are a huge improvement, and the service is ...

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by Nola
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 88822

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

I read some time ago that the New Orleans airport was getting a massive and, according to the posters in that thread, long-overdue renovation. Is that complete, underway, or yet to begin? I'm with you in that it is hard to find information on construction projects or even the plans of what is being...

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by Nola
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 742
Views: 88822

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

What about DL daily to SEA? BOS? Is there enough demand?

And perhaps KLM to AMS or AF to CDG?

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by Nola
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

DL is getting a lot of MSY connecting traffic through Atlanta to RDU, JAX, etc. Any thoughts about nonstop service? https://www.anna.aero/2018/12/12/usb3-carriers-leading-airport-pairs-via-top-hubs/?utm_source=anna.aero+newsletter&utm_campaign=2f14cbd5ea-anna_nl_121218&utm_medium=email&u...

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by Nola
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

CLEAR launches on Terminal D is clear worth it? It depends on how long the lines are. Clear works on both regular lines and PreCheck. I've used it pretty extensively to jump lines at other airports and it's not a surprise that Clear would come to the Delta wing of the airport given Delta's investme...

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by Nola
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

An interview with the new Aviation Director: http://bizneworleans.com/Biz-The-Magazine/November-2018/The-Billion-Dollar-Man/ For clarity, almost a year and a half old... but still worth a read. The article is from the November 2018 issue. It does start with the date he was brought in to MSY, though...

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by Nola
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

http://bizneworleans.com/Biz-The-Magazi ... ollar-Man/
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An interview with the new Aviation Director: http://bizneworleans.com/Biz-The-Magazi ... ollar-Man/

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by Nola
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 79528

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2 ... -capacity/
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https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2 ... -capacity/

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by Nola
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 945
Views: 231396

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

https://onemileatatime.com/delta-submits-offer-alitalia/ If the rail company owned the majority and DL and the Italian gov't owned a minority stake (or Easy Jet and the rail owned the majority and DL/gov't owned minority stakes), how would a restructuring work beyond maybe spinning the intra-Italy r...

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by Nola
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 945
Views: 231396

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

There are several Italian language sources on the DL bid. https://www.repubblica.it/economia/2018/10/31/news/alitalia_l_offerta_fs_easyjet-210487924/ A bid for 49 % while Italian government has 51 %? EU law still requires that more than 50 % of shares and effective control must be in the hands of E...

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by Nola
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

UA has reduced capacity so much, that NK was actually the 4th largest airline at the airport in July in terms of capacity. I doubt most of us would have predicted that a few years ago. Even more exciting IMO, is how big can they get? I wouldn't be surprised to see NK second to WN at MSY, in the rel...

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by Nola
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ ... ns/573268/
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A World Class Airport for the End of the World. I can't say I agree--people do have to get around somehow.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ ... ns/573268/

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by Nola
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 28708

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

Fascinating to me that they are really focusing on DFW. Is that a TechOps station? My educated guess would be they can use IAH and DFW to rotate them between the hubs without busting whatever the range cap imposed upon DL was. There was a post in another thread (I don't remember which one) that ind...

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by Nola
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I'm not sure being "balanced" is really that important enough to construct a pier/extension. It's not a good reason in and of itself, but it would be better for the passengers. Adding another concourse on to A would make for a very long walk from security and it doesn't seem that there wi...

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by Nola
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

https://78.media.tumblr.com/8cdfbd4c91e19f6e15956f14f2169ac2/tumblr_inline_pfmjf4xlt21sj99ra_540.png It sure looks unbalanced. They need to extend to the east. I'm not sure they have the space to do that! They wouldn't be able to balance it completely but could at least add a small concourse. I tho...

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by Nola
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

DJSNOLA wrote:
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It sure looks unbalanced. They need to extend to the east.

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by Nola
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

For what it’s worth, I’ve heard from several sources recently (past week) that the terminal opening is going to get pushed back to May at the earliest. I guess we’ll see. The airlines are still being told a 2/20 move in day but that might change soon. DL will be getting 5 gates and they’ll likely h...

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by Nola
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

We are just about T-minus 5 months out from the opening of the MSY North Terminal. I do have some concerns about making the 19FEB19 opening, but things do get done in construction fast. That being said, I like many, have landside concerns about airport access. With the flyovers years away, Bainbrid...

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by Nola
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

The DE flight yesterday inbound had 239 on board. Outbound it was roughly 190. These are pretty solid numbers for mid September, historically the slowest month for New Orleans tourism. Also it should be noted that DE is carrying a lot of cargo this year, something they did not even attempt last yea...

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by Nola
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 16322

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

I’m wondering if this move signals a small build up of DFW by Delta. I remember there being a lot of discussion about DFW becoming a sizeable base (along with NYC) of A220 flying for the carrier. I’m definitely not saying 150+ departures, but this type of flight could be the start of that plan. Jus...

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by Nola
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 16322

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Who does AF code share with? Nm found my answer. AF code shares with Delta in US but that's not going to help many on getting to DFW.. There are still a lot of DL flyers from when DFW was a DL hub. Some of them will probably migrate to this flight for European trips, especially if the planes have n...

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by Nola
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 16322

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Who does AF code share with? Nm found my answer. AF code shares with Delta in US but that's not going to help many on getting to DFW.. There are still a lot of DL flyers from when DFW was a DL hub. Some of them will probably migrate to this flight for European trips, especially if the planes have n...

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by Nola
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 11290

Re: Air France Us expansion

it would be nice if AF started MSY service. The only competition is BA to LHR and Condor to Frankfurt.

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by Nola
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces expanded transatlantic service in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4213

Re: DL announces expanded transatlantic service in 2019

Sorry. I didn't realize it was already in the forum.

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by Nola
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces expanded transatlantic service in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4213

DL announces expanded transatlantic service in 2019

DL announced expanded TATL service, including a second daily JFK-TLV flight using an A330. https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/delta-expands-trans-atlantic-service-for-summer-2019.html Delta Expands Trans-Atlantic Service for Summer 2019 AIRLINES & AIRPORTS DELTA AIR LINES DONALD WOOD AUGU...

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by Nola
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

The new concourses really look a lot like C/D of the South Terminal.

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by Nola
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Very impressed by DE’s growth this year. Also nice to see them moving quite a bit of cargo. yes cargo is a nice added bonus for making a flight economical.. i hope we can get some logistics stuff on the south side of the airport.. wish eventually the airport would buy up all the land between airlin...

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by Nola
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 13347

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

It is a case of AA (actually US Air) trying to emulate the UA (CO) and DL (NW) mergers too late. As others have said, both UA and DL gained complementary advantages. AA/US Air brought no such advantage, but AA was forced to divest slots. This has enabled DL to dominate both at NYC airports and DCA....

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by Nola
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: AMS vs CDG
Replies: 28
Views: 6082

Re: Delta: AMS vs CDG

Only thing I'll say about CDG is that if you have SkyTeam Elite Plus it makes it a lot easier to deal with. They have separate Sky Priority security and immigration between terminals and the AF lounge in 2E is way better than any Crown Lounge in AMS. And CDG doesn't have the annoying pseudo customs...

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by Nola
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

The general rumour seems to suggest MAN-BWI (MAN-WAS is showing in GDS for MT with no flights bookable yet) and MAN-MSY 2 weekly next summer. Indeed. And on the US end, MSY has a list of occupants for its new terminal (opening February 2019) with MT listed as a tenant: https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fb...

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by Nola
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16282

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Also note the friday service. They're not going after religious travelers but probably connecting travelers from east of the Mississippi and government/tech workers in the DC/VA area.

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by Nola
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16282

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Will DL respond by adding capacity out of JFK or elsewhere? DL was to increase to 2x/daily JFK-TLV but never did. J fares seem consistently high and upgrades (at least on DL) doubtful, so perhaps there's room for more capacity? Or is DL just content to leave most of the non-NYC traffic to TLV with a...

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by Nola
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 945
Views: 231396

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Not sure if posted, but the Delta-Air-France-KLM-Virgin Atlantic JV has basically moved to boot Alitalia from the TATL JV. https://thepointsguy.com/news/alitalia-booted-from-deltas-joint-venture-with-air-france-klm-and-virgin-atlantic/ Could this be a prelude to a likely win for Lufthansa in buying...

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by Nola
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 1028
Views: 92395

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Small add, but looks like DL is running BOS daily for about two weeks at the end of December. Republic E175. Interesting to think that market had only one flight two years ago and is now up to 4. Good to see BOS getting established in the DL stable. Any indications on whether/when delta might make ...

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