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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The Concorde program cost $10b in today’s money. So...this one has a long ways to go.Jump to post
MSPNWA wrote:enilria wrote:*DL DTW-HNL JAN 0.5>0.1 FEB 0.4>0.1 MAR 0.4>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.
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...Jump to post
SteveXC500 wrote:Southwest schedule extension for Nov/Dec today. Looks like cuts to MSP. Anyone with good insights as to why?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Wasn’t it one of the pilots strike that grounded the entire fleet but a handful of 747 aircraft flying domestic routes?Jump to post
Didn’t NW have a history of union issues? Seems like the pilots union, for one, was always a hotbed of problems.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Looks like BWI-MSP was changed to ONT-MSP.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI ... /KONT/KMSP
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...Jump to post
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
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
From PHL one can already fly to:
And that's just to Europe. Not sure how many more options are necessary.
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...Jump to post
My guess is FI is looking for a temporary fix until the MAX issue can be resolved.Jump to post
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...Jump to post