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by lavalampluva
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20041

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Antoli0794 wrote:
Do you think Delta is still interested in PVG now that AA returned their slots?

I think it has always been DL intention of flying that route, but if they are going to start in 2020 they should be announcing it soon.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 79
Views: 6180

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Delta resume GRU flight from DTW and adding MSP-GRU or LAX-GRU? Most likely DL could offer day-time GRU-ATL and ATL-GRU a couple of days per week in high season to allow connections @ ATL. Other than that DTW-GRU or others highly unlikely.. DTW-GRU started out, a number of years ago, as daily and s...

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Sun Country cut DFW/MSP to St. Kitts?
Replies: 8
Views: 1805

Re: Did Sun Country cut DFW/MSP to St. Kitts?

It’s bern cut.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR
Replies: 44
Views: 9128

Re: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR

So essentially DL is shifting one of their LHR slots for winter from DTW (x2 to x1) to SLC (x0 to x1). Maybe capture some ski traffic plus Mountain West connections? It is probably worth a try. DTW-LHR seems to be one of those routes where the demand is a little too big for 1 daily, but not quite b...

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by lavalampluva
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20041

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

DL didn’t operate that aircraft this last winter on the route. I'm not sure of what you're trying to say, but on double check I think the YoY A330 comp was the same. I was thinking the W17/18 rotation started in December, but I was wrong - it started in January. The lack of it in W18/19 wouldn't ha...

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by lavalampluva
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20041

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

2 Cancún, Mexico 288,280 Down by more than 12,000, probably due to SY focusing on other markets more I didn't keep track of DL/SY's CUN frequencies this winter, but DL didn't operate the A333 this winter like the previous. That would have removed quite a few thousand seats assuming constant frequen...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20766

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

As if there are not enough flights between NYC and Orlando.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19154

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

90 minute flight, and she slept through everything? Was she on some sort of medication? No one sitting the the seat next to her during the flight? De-boarding flights IMO are very noisy and disruptive anyways and she didn't hear all that noise? No one meeting her at the airport? If so you'd think th...

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by lavalampluva
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12806

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

The Concorde program cost $10b in today’s money. So...this one has a long ways to go.

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by lavalampluva
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7615

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

Isn’t that part of Bastian‘s town hall? Soon we will be flying from “site of meeting” to “ foreign destination”.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 62349

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

My guess would be a more centralized hub. Not everyone one will want to fly all the way to AUS or RDU to change planes.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 62349

Re: GE to finance first 9 Moxie aircraft

I applaud his ambition, but i don't know. So many start-ups barely make it out of the gate. (No pun intended)

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by lavalampluva
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts
Replies: 61
Views: 9436

Re: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts

MSPNWA wrote:
enilria wrote:
*DL DTW-HNL JAN 0.5>0.1[0] FEB 0.4>0.1[0] MAR 0.4>0[0]


Deja vu of 2010-11. It basically doesn't fly all winter past Christmas now. I doubt we'll see MSP-HNL increased to compensate.

Winter is the peak time in Hawaii. If they’re trimming service at the peak season something’s not right.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19757

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

AA left them high and dry?

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by lavalampluva
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/9/2019:AC PSP-YYC Out;AS PAE-PSP Add;DL JFK-KEF Cut;NK EWR-RSW/TPA Add,MCO-PTY Out;SY LAS-LAX/PHX Add
Replies: 66
Views: 10970

Re: OAG Changes 6/9/2019:AC PSP-YYC Out;AS PAE-PSP Add;DL JFK-KEF Cut;NK EWR-RSW/TPA Add,MCO-PTY Out;SY LAS-LAX/PHX Add

Thanks as always for your Sunday post always look forward to them. For DL I’m surprised they are making there JFK-KEF route seasonal especially since WOW Air ceases Operations. I’m curious as to why they are going this route. MSP-KEF has always been seasonal for DL. So not foreseeing anything chang...

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by lavalampluva
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5117

Re: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD

I don’t know why people make such a big deal out of mainline service. Imo RJs give you options to more destinations.

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by lavalampluva
Thu May 30, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20041

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

SteveXC500 wrote:
Southwest schedule extension for Nov/Dec today. Looks like cuts to MSP. Anyone with good insights as to why?

Not sure exactly the reason for it, but I wonder if it might have something to do with the MAX being grounded. I'm sure that WN might be a little stretched for aircraft right now.

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by lavalampluva
Wed May 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US New routes?
Replies: 57
Views: 7565

Re: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US

DTW-AMS on KLM is long overdue. And why is that? There are already 4 flights on that route. One of them an A350. Obviously SkyTeam feels that’s plenty. Would you be willing to give up say... the A350 just to get a KL tail in Detroit? :lol: Absolutely I would give up the A350 to get a KLM flight her...

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by lavalampluva
Wed May 29, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8757

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

They had WW and FI. Obviously that didn’t work.

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by lavalampluva
Wed May 29, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US New routes?
Replies: 57
Views: 7565

Re: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US

klm617 wrote:
DTW-AMS on KLM is long overdue.

And why is that? There are already 4 flights on that route. One of them an A350. Obviously SkyTeam feels that’s plenty. Would you be willing to give up say... the A350 just to get a KL tail in Detroit? :lol:

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by lavalampluva
Tue May 28, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US New routes?
Replies: 57
Views: 7565

Re: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US

DL isn’t going to add any of those cities. And if KL and AF want to that’s up to them.

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by lavalampluva
Sun May 26, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 4786

Re: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.

Wasn’t it one of the pilots strike that grounded the entire fleet but a handful of 747 aircraft flying domestic routes? I think you might be referring to an incident that took place in the late summer of 1998. Northwest management walked away from pilot negotiations, locking out their pilots and sh...

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by lavalampluva
Sun May 26, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 4786

Re: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.

Wasn’t it one of the pilots strike that grounded the entire fleet but a handful of 747 aircraft flying domestic routes?

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by lavalampluva
Sat May 25, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 4786

Re: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.

Didn’t NW have a history of union issues? Seems like the pilots union, for one, was always a hotbed of problems.

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by lavalampluva
Thu May 23, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132872

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

I think one of the things that people have over looked is what do the Delta awards of HND mean for MSP-HND. Before MSP-HND was unique as it was the only connection point for Delta for customers who wanted to fly to HND instead of NRT. Now that has all changed because Delta customers can access HND ...

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by lavalampluva
Tue May 21, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Will DL Return to Fukuoka?
Replies: 18
Views: 2158

Re: When Will DL Return to Fukuoka?

klm617 wrote:
I'm in stitches over here.

Of course you are.

:roll:

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by lavalampluva
Sun May 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41746

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I don’t know where AS would get the $$$. I’d think the Virgin purchase drained the cash reserves.

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by lavalampluva
Sat May 18, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132872

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

I wouldn't rule out a return of DTW-NGO-MNL. The demand from NGO is stronger in premium classes, while the demand from MNL is stronger in economy class. These two complementary markets were served by a 744 in the past, and could be served by a 339 in the future. DL doesn’t have the Asian network li...

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by lavalampluva
Fri May 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142827

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Oh thank God. Now this can be put to rest!

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by lavalampluva
Mon May 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7441

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?

MSP-RST

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by lavalampluva
Sat May 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7170

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Is this the DTW fanboy club or the WS/DL JV discussion? I have lived in three of the four Western provinces and I have no clue where this idea that "now DTW will have service everywhere in Canada" comes from. I love the DTW airport but it simply won't be connected in any meaningful way to...

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by lavalampluva
Sat May 11, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7170

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

NWADTWE16 wrote:
the typical negative nancys can flame all they want, I see DTW-YYC, DTW-YVR once daily for both would be nice, and I keep thinking DTW-YYZ should be intermingled with Encore, or WJ 737. Would love to see YOW too but in that order is my expectations YYC/YVR/YYZ/YOW

Turn DTW into a WS hub. :lol:

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by lavalampluva
Thu May 09, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6487

Re: California Pacific for sale

Well...that was a bust.

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by lavalampluva
Tue May 07, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22894

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

If this is true I'm sure other airlines are feeling a bit like keeping Boeing at arms length. Sounds like a rocky road ahead for Boeing.

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by lavalampluva
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA suspends routes from JFK in summer 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 4253

Re: AA suspends routes from JFK in summer 2019

I just don’t get it why JFK-DCA would be suspended. You’d think that would be a popular corridor.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any update on DL 27 diverting to MSP
Replies: 7
Views: 3626

Re: Any update on DL 27 diverting to MSP

That's the downside to having one-offs. Since the A350 doesn't fly regularly from MSP they either have to fly in a crew or wait until the crew comes off rest.

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by lavalampluva
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95834

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

As far as LCCs go to Europe with minimal Europe service PDX-2 MSP-3 DEN-2 PHL-2 TPA-2 SEA-3 Detroit ZERO Be glad for what you have. DL could easily transfer all those TATL flights out of DTW to another hub and the change wouldn't even be noticed. :wink: I would happily trade my Delta hub away for m...

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by lavalampluva
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 111
Views: 18938

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

To clarify what I think the market is: Primarily business travelers to St. Louis, Kansas City, etc where there are currently no direct flights (and even the connecting flights are expensive unless you book a month or more in advance). That was what the original Midwest was based on. Saved a lot of ...

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by lavalampluva
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95834

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

For reference about DTW and it's "hub" status. consider this. Per wiki, the highest passenger count at DTW was in 2005 at 36.4 million. Since then, it dropped to a low of 31.4 in 2009 and was 35.2 in 2018. So, DTW is now 1.1 away from its high. Is it stellar? No. But, slice and dice it ho...

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by lavalampluva
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAH-MUC on LH?
Replies: 7
Views: 1681

Re: Why no IAH-MUC on LH?

Not enough demand for it.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14547

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Canadians, as well as Europeans have been going to Cuba for decades. But when the travel restrictions for Americans was ease it never really took off for Americans. The whole thing was over as soon as it started.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95834

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

DTW looks to have gotten some diversions yesterday. This morning there was an LH 744 parked over by the old Signature ramp on the east side of the field and an Austrian 777 parked on a hard stand by the old smith terminal. Not sure about the LH flight, I thought that was an A359, but the OS flight ...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20041

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

According to https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283880/delta-w19-long-haul-changes-as-of-14apr19/ DL is upgrading their MSP-ICN service to an A350 starting October 27, 2019. I saw that this morning! Great news for the MSP aviation market. Is this the aircraft that DL had planned to u...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20041

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-14apr19/ DL is upgrading their MSP-ICN service to an A350 starting October 27, 2019.
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According to https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-14apr19/ DL is upgrading their MSP-ICN service to an A350 starting October 27, 2019.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14280

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

From PHL one can already fly to:

Amsterdam
Athens
Barcelona
Berlin
Bologna
Budapest
Dublin
Dubrovnik
Edinburgh
Frankfurt
Lisbon
London
Manchester
Paris
Prague
Reykjavik
Rome

And that's just to Europe. Not sure how many more options are necessary.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29546

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

I flew on N945DN from ATL to ORD back in 2014. According to Flightaware, it seems like it is out of service. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N945DN Crazy the fact that these MD90s will soon be fully retired once Delta gets rid of them. Looks like the last flight was 2/14/2019 and has been at BY...

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by lavalampluva
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 5690

Re: Midwest Airlines 2.0

TWA772LR wrote:
klm617 wrote:
NWADTWE16 wrote:
Very nice, MKE-DTW probably in the cards


LOL if only DTW is on nobody's radar.

It's on Delta's.

Please don’t encourage him. :roll:

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by lavalampluva
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 17161

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

My guess is FI is looking for a temporary fix until the MAX issue can be resolved.

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by lavalampluva
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 17161

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

I would think there are a lot of mothballed 767s in the desert that haven't hit expiration yet, but not sure what condition they are in. Less than you'd think. The big freight airlines are snapping them up everywhere they can, driving resale value of even the crappiest flyable 767s way up. Ya. With...

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