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by jbs2886
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 80
Views: 12814

Re: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent

I was merely referencing that flying longhaul international for pilots represents the highest step in the career. A threat to future WB growth is impactful not only on earning potential, but seniority movement throughout all steps of the pilot list. For this reason many pilots feel threatened by JV...

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by jbs2886
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 178969

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I think you'll see a widebody order soon. Its between the 787 and 797. DL wants to be the launch customer of the 797 but with the Max issue, i'm not sure Boeing has the resources to launch it. So I think we'll see a 787 order with at least 20 aircraft coming soon. Is it just your speculation of its...

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by jbs2886
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 178969

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Sorry, but I call BS on the 50/50 revenue thing. The results for 2018 were very far off that, and DL has announced targets of 4% domestic growth targets and 2% international. Straight from the Annual Report: domestic passenger revenue, $28,159 million Atlantic, $6,165 Latin America $2,888 Pacific, ...

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by jbs2886
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL retiring MD-80s quickly
Replies: 59
Views: 10803

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

I track MD-80s in service, I use a free source with a time lag and record in a spreadsheet:. https://www.airfleets.net/exploit/production-md80.htm Until 7/23/17 Delta had 181 MD-80+MD-90 (back then there were Qty 63 MD-90 and happens to be the first time I noticed a MD-90 retirement (drops to 62 re...

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by jbs2886
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Trouble in the Future?
Replies: 82
Views: 18582

Re: 787 trouble in the future

To expand on my prior post, Boeing must sell. The 787-10 will sell more. And then there’s the 787-10ER...if (when?) launched within 3-5 years that will sell boatloads of planes...besides killing off the 778X...and putting a serious dent in un-PiPed A350 sales... I wonder whether GE can develop a sm...

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by jbs2886
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 80
Views: 12814

Re: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent

My point has nothing to do with the size of ICN's international traffic or the split of traffic at TYO. All I am saying is that if ICN provided the economics to be a super hub, the home carriers (KE and OZ) would be consistently profitable. Sure, ICN has a lot of traffic - but, what's the point of ...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 133
Views: 27539

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

Neither of them have enough crew and planes to do too many expansions. A route or two is probably the max they can afford, and at least for ANA they do have quite a few new intl routes they'll launch from HND. And I doubt they'll gonna launch JNB (too far) or DXB (not much for them - they're not ch...

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by jbs2886
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 178969

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Interesting development. 2020 DL will be getting 7 A339’s versus the 4 planned. 2021 will see 11 join the fleet versus the 9 planned. DL has also increased its order from 35 total frames to 37. What's the source of this information? Also, is it true that DL is taking A333s from WOW as well? Jeremy ...

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by jbs2886
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 133
Views: 27539

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

berari wrote:
Ethiopian Airlines' CEO is on the record stating that the airline will begin service to HND, going daily nonstop by end of 2020. So we can expect for one pair to be assigned to ET.


Where are they going to get the rights? According to the release above, there are none assigned to Ethiopia.

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 114395

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

WoodysAeroimag Sorry, Woody, but I find that coming to this thread from time to time, I am looking for news on the topic, and not endless photos of parked 737 Maxs. I appreciated the effort, work , and results that you put in and achieve, but I would prefer "NEWS" of Boeing 737MAX Deliver...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air reduce service to Japan
Replies: 21
Views: 4759

Re: Korean Air reduce service to Japan

More likely that the supply adjusts itself after years and years of growth by the LCCs. Anyone got any stats as to the number of routes between the countries year by year? You must not be paying attention to the situation; its gotten quite bad. I suspect you'll see LCCs cut back too. Plus, these we...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 153
Views: 22018

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

The 6 I was referring were the ex compass aircraft that were transferred over which are Delta owned or leased. I'm not being snarky, but can you please provide a link to the write off so I can correct my notes and confirm it is written off. As for the Gojet A/C( the 7 cr9s), I thought when they wer...

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by jbs2886
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 153
Views: 22018

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

If ATL comes back as a weekly service, we could potentially see a 220 as well, but our stop marks would need to be repainted to include that type. Whoaaa....slow down cowboy. New markings are going to be cost prohibitive. They already have to be redone anyway...whoever the airport hired to do them ...

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule
Replies: 47
Views: 7783

Re: United announces 2020 Haneda schedule

Interesting that UA is using a 77W on SFO-NRT bjut a 789 on SFO-HND. I guess DEN and IAH traffic will remain at NRT until UA gets more slots. I was just thinking that. If demand to HND is so high, they could have upgauged SFO-HND a long time ago. Now to keep all their exisiting West Coast capacity ...

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 428
Views: 79539

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

I think, I will be able to find the source again. But this I can only do, when I will be back home. And as promised, here they are. Both are in German, it is aeroTelegraph, so good enough. Boeing 777X UIR is on ice, according link below, Boeing has already confirmed to Reuters. https://www.aerotele...

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub
Replies: 21
Views: 2755

Re: CLT A Expansion and SkyClub

Looks like CLT will finally be getting a SkyClub according to renderings out by C DESIGN. Could A expansion mean new routes for Delta or just higher frequencies / upgauging on existing routes? https://www.instagram.com/cdesigninc/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=XVOEjgAAAAGFDN53lsM2FDjDz_V0 Where is...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL, VS boost summer flying between U.S. and U.K. in 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14332

Re: Delta international announcement later today

Read up thread. No cuts. One additional frequency for 2020. Perhaps there will be no cuts in DL/VS USA-LHR flights if that is the case what flight then did VS cut to make room for DL's 3x daily year round flight? LHR didn't just increase the number of slots so DL could go 3x daily that slot came fr...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL, VS boost summer flying between U.S. and U.K. in 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14332

Re: Delta international announcement later today

Well clearly the Gatwick routes are being launched to 1. put even more pressure on Norwegian & 2. to get in ahead of JetBlue and hope the DL/VS brand recognition is strong enough to deter customers migrating to B6. I think they're being launched to better compete with BA/AA first and foremost. ...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 544
Views: 102693

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

What happened to 3078? I know they deliver out of order - especially since they are coming from factories on two continents, but this aircraft seems far out of sequence. Hamburg built aircraft seem to lag BFM by quite a margin. I raised 3078 on another forum, and feed back was there is just a large...

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by jbs2886
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 135387

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

What is happening now between EK and Boeing : EY is trying to get out of the 777-X. EK finds the new A330N/A350/787 trio appealing. Boeing wants to keep EK on the 777-X track so they are going to have to make concession or EK can choose something else. Same with Airbus, they have the opportunity to...

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by jbs2886
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 55040

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

x1234 wrote:
idp5601, if DL plans on SEA-MNL they can do it with a cheaper A339neo. Tag on flights are REALLY EXPENSIVE crew wise so I'm wondering why DL decided to do the tag-on solution out of ICN or simply let KE serve MNL.


All of these statements are refuted above.

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by jbs2886
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 153
Views: 22018

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

JBo wrote:
CRJ200flyer wrote:
Here’s a diagram I created based on currently available information:


How is it possible for SkyWest or Republic to be over 100% of anything?


Read it again.

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 783
Views: 138343

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Looks like DL put out a snazzy PR release without actually LOADING THE FLIGHTS INTO THE SYSTEM! I was searching for HND flights from ATL today from April 2020 and they aren't loaded yet (they still say Narita). If only you bothered to read the snazzy release, which states: "These moves are con...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96923

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

Well, if they want to pay for something very hypothetical in the future then it's okay for me. I won't spend anything since that's not my airline. I just find it extremely strange a cost conscious airline would do that. MTOW is all about revenue generation . You're correct that yields fall at longe...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82620

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Varsity1 wrote:
I wonder what they will cancel.


They have a number of new 788s arriving (in excess of the 763s retiring).

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96255

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

AA to offer more premium economy seats then any other US carrier http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2019/Sit-Back-Recline-and-Relax-American-Airlines-Offers-More-Premium-Economy-Seats-than-Any-Other-US-Carrier/?utm_source=News_Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsroom_Alerts Posted abo...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 153
Views: 22018

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

Skywest isn't going to be getting out of DTW & MSP, they are heavily entrenched within the core operations of these hubs. The intent is to get OO out of JFK/LGA/BOS. Actually, I have heard the 175's will be leaving those airports soon. That would make sense, but the OO CR2s aren't going to be l...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 55040

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

They've done HKG-DTW and dumped it. DTW-HKG be relaunched with A350s I Heard the new HKG route if any would be JFK and would be flown on the 330 neo not the 350. Well, you heard wrong because there it is HIGHLY unlikely a 330neo can make JFK-HKG. That route is 7,014 nm and the range is 7,200 nm. In...

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM looking at A220 and E2-195 to replace its regional fleet.
Replies: 28
Views: 4575

Re: AM looking at A220 and E2-195 to replace its regional fleet.

Seems interesting that Delta and its partners KAL and AF already have or are getting A220s. Can AM be far behind? How about Westjet? Its Canadian, after all. The Delta network alone could keep the A220 program going, perhaps it already has. WestJet is effectively the Southwest of Canada. Only Boein...

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by jbs2886
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 96923

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

To elaborate on the A380, AF is studying replacement with a next gen aircraft. https://www.airfranceklm.com/en/news/evolution-air-france-klm-fleet No, that is not true. It says "new generation aircraft currently on the market". New is not next. My sincerest apologies for using the wrong w...

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by jbs2886
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 178969

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

07/22-07/28 Period Total Fleet: 152 Scheduled Service: 145/152 Spares: 7/152 (2x76T, 2x76Z, 1x764, 1x77L, 1x333) Conversion: 0/152 Maintenance: 0/152 Storage: 0/152 Highlights > Bad weather resulted in a number of lengthy delayed departures at JFK on 7/22. 2+hr delays including ACC, AMS, CDG, FCO, ...

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by jbs2886
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to increase flights from Barcelona to USA and Chile
Replies: 27
Views: 5394

Re: LEVEL to increase flights to USA and Chile

LEVEL will increase flights to USA and Chile next S20. Boston from 3 weekly to daily. JFK from 3 weekly to 4 weekly. (JFK was launched last Saturday) SCL from 4 weekly to daily. (SCL was launched last March with 2 weekly and will increase to 4 weekly this week with the arrival of the 4th brand new ...

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by jbs2886
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112877

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

The problem with the ABX 767-200s is that they were converted like 15 years ago and the question is whether they can sustain the higher tempo. Hopefully, the recent 767-300 conversions will run reliably after their post-conversion teething pains. And the real problem there is that the Amazon operat...

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by jbs2886
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 95915

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

Air Canada's 330s look to be about the same age as TS. I wonder if there's a case to move TS 330s to mainline after the merger and move the 788s and buy more 788s to replace the TS 330s and Rouge 763s. Fit them with 290-300 seats like Norwegian and you have a solid LCC fleet. Is a ~290 seat 788 a v...

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by jbs2886
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1051
Views: 125088

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

The airport tweeted this article out today. https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/new-orleans-airport-record-growth-as-new-terminal-debut-nears-479497 Most interesting statistic I found was that NK ranked third for number of offered seats behind WN and DL in late June. NK had a 13.9% marke...

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by jbs2886
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10974

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Here we go again with these Emotional pets that don't belong in the cabin................... SMFH!!!! So you don't see the biting as a problem? I don't know the solution because bona fide emotional support animals should be permitted in the cabin, but its hard to weed out the people abusing the sys...

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by jbs2886
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 18625

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Hmmm...bit behind the news. USDOT has tentatively approved DL to switch SEA-NRT to HND. But yes, at the end of the day, HKG so far is DL's sole failure to/from SEA, and that's due to multiple factors. Everywhere else DL has been fairly successful. Yes, now that I looked back, their gauge are defini...

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by jbs2886
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 178969

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Following continued harassment and bullying from the usual suspects, I've decided to change the format of the reporting. I will now do this weekly and have more of a highlights theme rather than attempt to be 100% fully encompassing of all events happening within the widebody fleet. 07/15-07/21 Per...

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by jbs2886
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 114395

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

cskok8 wrote:
I thought this thread is about 737MAX deliveries?


Well, if you read the title, it’s about production, too. Moreover, there are no deliveries...so what do you propose?

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by jbs2886
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities
Replies: 60
Views: 10686

Re: KML/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities

The writer of this article needs to understand how those decisions are made. As part of the JV, DL/AF/KL coordinate all their flights to North America. It's not just that AF/KL are looking to expand to those cities, it's that AF/KL, along with DL, are looking to expand to Delta's focus cities. They...

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by jbs2886
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities
Replies: 60
Views: 10686

Re: KML/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities

The writer of this article needs to understand how those decisions are made. As part of the JV, DL/AF/KL coordinate all their flights to North America. It's not just that AF/KL are looking to expand to those cities, it's that AF/KL, along with DL, are looking to expand to Delta's focus cities. They...

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by jbs2886
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9485

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

Please don't make this another A380 thread.

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by jbs2886
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 15639

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

It's still safe to put money down that the MD-90s will be gone sooner than 2022 (as we've seen before, DL plays it hush-hush about things less than flattering to investors). Already today it's an expensive subfleet. Dragging it out makes no sense economically. This post is internally inconsistent. ...

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by jbs2886
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6584

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Delta’s 737-800s are on average 18-20 years old. They won’t need to order anything to replace them for 5 years or so. They'll start retiring the oldest tranche of A320s soon, which seat just 3 fewer passengers than 738s. DL does not have enough narrowbodies on order to achieve stated goals of 4% do...

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by jbs2886
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6584

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Interesting article on Simple Flying today not on why DL didn't order the MAX, but on the happy consequences (at the present time at least) of them not doing so: https://simpleflying.com/delta-737-max-benefit/ I follow these guys, but they aren't reporting - they are some teenage avgeeks. Point bei...

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by jbs2886
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11233

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

I've found myself wondering what effect the super efficient and long legged CS300 will have upon SLC? That airplane, combined with the new terminal, mean significant upgrading to the SLC travel experience in the near term. If you build it, they will come? How'd the new terminals work out for PIT, C...

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by jbs2886
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1051
Views: 125088

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

All airports are required to report financial data to the FAA through CATS (Certification Activity Tracking System). This data must be submitted by the end of June. Cost per enplanement can be found in this data. https://cats.airports.faa.gov/Reports/reports.cfm After going through the list of FAA ...

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by jbs2886
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 114035

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

bostonvancouver wrote:
does UA and DL need to refile the previous application?


Yes, they were both denied and told to file at a later date if they wanted.

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