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by jbs2886
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 592
Views: 80293

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

3 757s, 2 764s, and 2 717s is not on a large scale. When I flew for United in the late-1990s, we would fly lots of empty planes around for the winter. In today's industry, you just don't see that to the same extent. Given seasonal demand swings, and since you already have flight crew vacation liabi...

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by jbs2886
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 592
Views: 80293

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I'm sure A.net will have a freak-out when these types of aircraft get parked but something that's not uncommon. I remember when everyone freaked-out several years ago when they put 2 A330s into storage for the winter. When capacity is 20-30% lower during deep winter versus peak summer, it makes sen...

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by jbs2886
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 5579

Re: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport

Ha, *if* something like that ever got approved in the US (and much of Europe I expect), it would take decades to complete... All that to say, that's an incredible timeline. The US and Europe would still be "making do" with Kai Tak. We lost our appetite for big-ticket infrastructure projec...

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by jbs2886
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA - Why such limited service to Oceania?
Replies: 12
Views: 2516

Re: EVA - Why such limited service to Oceania?

For these endless questions of why ABC airlines does not serve some destination. Here are the reasons: 1 . It is not a profitable opportunity. 2. There are better opportunities elsewhere. 3. There aren’t enough aircraft in the fleet right now for that expansion. These explanations work for every ty...

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by jbs2886
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8059

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

In my opinion, the fat lady has sung on Hong Kong for DL. If they can not make a 332 work on this route, which: A: is the smallest plane they have that can do the route non-stop B: With one stop connections via SEA to the big cities across the country & to a greater extent, the west coast. Ther...

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by jbs2886
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9713

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

Anyway... :? If it is MSP, I just don’t see how it will work. Also, with DL always defending their fortress hubs, expect them to announce MSP-DUB. There is no way Delta will let EI succeed on the route. I have no doubt they'd defend their second largest hub but would Aer Lingus be that much of a th...

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by jbs2886
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13309

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

So until the 737-10, what were 737 operators ordering when they needed something larger than the NG, unless you do not count AA and DL as operators of 737's because they also operate the A320? Boeing actually had to force DL to take additional 737-900ER's, so.....not as sterile as you think. So DL ...

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by jbs2886
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 402
Views: 97470

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Boeing Updated numbers in and once again a great month from Boeing with a net of 94 new orders compared to Airbus' 5 bringing new year net order totals to 581 and 219 respectively. AUGUST UPDATE SUMMARY (Airbus & Boeing) Boeing Summary : 1st January - 31st August 2018 738 Gross Orders 581 Net O...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 709
Views: 54570

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I was just posturing that because of the move of certain jetbridges as well as the hassle of establishing ticketing kiosks and other expenses for a short period of time that its likely some things, especially a new airline ,would not go to the south terminal but wait for the north one to open. Just...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 21
Views: 2348

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

As many here predicted... https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/09/10/its-no-fun-but-delta-belatedly-is-facing-up-to-its-one-big-mistake-investing-in-an-oil-refinery This post and title are not entirely accurate - neither is this article. DL wants to keep Trainer, it is making money off of i...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 709
Views: 54570

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

The planned jetbridge shortage isn't stopping AA. They will be up to 29/day in January (extra ORD added, which will make 3X daily 738), with 17 out of 23 mainline on 738's.. A big bump up in seats from the prior year. Wow, that's good news on ORD-MSY. AA's 2x daily was incredibly inconvenient when ...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26608

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Metro ATL has a population of almost 6M people and one of the highest (if not THE highest) concentrations of Fortune 500 HQs in the United States. They absolutely should be serving it. Who gives a rat's ass about DL? Despite your post being factually inaccurate, you clearly have failed to comprehen...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 709
Views: 54570

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I was just posturing that because of the move of certain jetbridges as well as the hassle of establishing ticketing kiosks and other expenses for a short period of time that its likely some things, especially a new airline ,would not go to the south terminal but wait for the north one to open. Just...

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by jbs2886
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26608

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

In my opinion: Highly likely: -DEN -ATL -LAS Wouldn't be surprised: -PDX -DTW -MSP -AUS -PHX -PHL Long shots -BWI (Help serve Washington market) -MKE (Help serve Chicago market) -BNA -SAN -ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever) I honestly doubt ATL, IMO that would be starting a p*ssing matc...

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by jbs2886
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26608

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

In my opinion: Highly likely: -DEN -ATL -LAS Wouldn't be surprised: -PDX -DTW -MSP -AUS -PHX -PHL Long shots -BWI (Help serve Washington market) -MKE (Help serve Chicago market) -BNA -SAN -ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever) I honestly doubt ATL, IMO that would be starting a p*ssing matc...

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by jbs2886
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1041
Views: 102532

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

FYI...had some time to look up FI's recent schedule out of O'Hare: FI 852 ORD>KEF operates daily with 752. As recently as 12 July, 763's have been substituted on this flight. FI 854 ORD-KEF operates daily XMon/Wed with 752. Basically moving one out of high peak so they're not running 2 within 15 mi...

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by jbs2886
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26608

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

But they haven’t even firmed the 787-10 yet

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by jbs2886
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19247

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

smokeybandit wrote:
I'm not doubting the story, but it'd take quite some time to take the temperatures of over 100 people


With a lot of medical personnel, not really. Regardless, they probably did a sampling.

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30594

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Honestly, if AS drops RdU/SFO.. it’s okay because the route is very well served.. and it’s not an AS strong route.. but IMO.. they should move the route to one of their stronger hubs like SAN or PDX.. with either, they can tap into the RDU incentives and potentially the RTRP incentives.. and with l...

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30594

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Honestly, if AS drops RdU/SFO.. it’s okay because the route is very well served.. and it’s not an AS strong route.. but IMO.. they should move the route to one of their stronger hubs like SAN or PDX.. with either, they can tap into the RDU incentives and potentially the RTRP incentives.. and with l...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30594

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

SDF is putting together a $7M package to attract service to various cities. SEA, SFO and RDU are among the markets they would like to get service. Have no idea how AS is doing on SEA-CHS or SFO-RDU....but a short stop at SDF from RDU and CHS...with x-connect to SEA/SFO (and reverse) seems like it c...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1041
Views: 102532

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I could be wrong, but I don't think the A330neos will be in ORD. It sounds rather like they are starting the connecting itineraries. You are not wrong. The flight to KEF will still be serviced on an A321. Then those continuing onto DEL will layover in KEF for 6.5 hrs before continuing onto India. T...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1041
Views: 102532

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

WOW is starting 3x weekly to DEL via KEF starting in December, and goes to 5x weekly in January. Has anyone flown them before? Wish them luck and good yields, and look forward to seeing those A330neo's at T5. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-wow-air-chicago-new-delhi-20180828-story.htm...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9581

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

But here is the thing Detroit is no longer the east coast gateway to Asia it is now just mealy a connection airport like ATL and SEA as it is now in 3rd place behind ATL and SEA when it comes to capacity to Asia. The Delta network is now set up to put ATL, SEA and JFK over DTW as far as service enh...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30594

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

No conspiracy theories. AS is in the middle of the pack and is likely to be squeezed at both sides. Their primary hub is geographically disadvantaged. This is not a swipe against their historic success. It’s just a significant challenge. If I had to chose between AS or Macy’s, I’d certainly chose A...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30594

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

jetBlue . Within five years. Yes, if Alaska decides to buy JetBlue then B6’s entire fleet will have the Eskimo and Alaska name painted on it too. I have a feeling DL will attempt to buy AS at some point in the future. Highly unlikely. The US3 are done with US acquisitions as it is highly unlikely t...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics
Replies: 94
Views: 9581

Re: US airlines gear up for next round of Tokyo HND slots allocation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Honestly, I'd be okay with DOT just doling out the frequencies and letting the carriers do whatever they want to with them once there are a reasonably sufficient number in play. Delta's come off as incredibly whiny about the whole HND issue in a way UA/AA haven't. It won't happen, so..... I disagre...

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by jbs2886
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to move from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing to NASDAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 4942

Re: United to Remove New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing

kiowa wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
IMO this thread title really needs to be changed. While accurate, it’s misleading an implies no longer publicly traded when, in fact, it’s a simple swap of exchanges.


Title looks fine to me. Thread is also very informative.


That's because the title has been edited.

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by jbs2886
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to move from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing to NASDAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 4942

Re: United to Remove New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing

IMO this thread title really needs to be changed. While accurate, it’s misleading an implies no longer publicly traded when, in fact, it’s a simple swap of exchanges.

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by jbs2886
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30594

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Okay... just to jump on the “what if” but unlikely announcement... I’m gonna say AS will include 1 daily RDU-SAN/PDX (and take the including incentives being offered by RDU and SAN.. and add another almost daily (5x weekly) to SEA to put the jump on DL who plans to add a 2nd daily... Thoughts? Go.....

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 29984

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

So is AA now going to try and camp on both ORD-PEK and ORD-PVG slots/authorities? Can't imagine DL or UA will let that fly without a legal contest. Depends on if DL/UA want more Chinese rights. If they do, they'll get them. AA threw such a fit over both HND and Chinese rights when DL would seasonal...

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30594

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

csweet wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:
Passedv1 wrote:
Yes...new market announcements coming soon. No doubt.

SEA-CLT and SFO-CLT is my guess.


It's not CLT.


Why is it not CLT?


EA CO AS has more information than we do, so if he says its not CLT...its not, whether you like it or not.

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by jbs2886
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 720
Views: 105636

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

With the recent changes, does DL have any slack in its Widebody fleet next summer? Not more not less than this year. One needs to realise that the S19 schedule is not yet fixed in stone and also the fleet plans (i.e. 763ER retirements, 339 deliveries) are a work in progress. 339 deliveries are stil...

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by jbs2886
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30594

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Well, their SFO experiment epically failed. Yes, they are dropping a few routes, many that are new. But, to say that the "experiment epically [sic] failed" is quite the exaggeration. In fact, Alaska will still have a very large operation in SFO; in addition, I anticipate some of these new...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57673

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

102IAHexpress wrote:
You can't have a "world class" city if there are whole sections of the city that you would never visit or interact with.


That exists in every major city, its not limited to Chicago.

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13637

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

Or one about 900 miles southwest ;) On paper, you'd think MSY would be an obvious candidate for French service. This comes up regularly, and several of reply to it regularly. Just because the French speaking Arcadians came to Louisiana in the 1700s doesn’t mean there is now an iota of connection be...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 29984

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

So where's everyone at that was absolutely sure PHX was going to become the next STL or CVG? Yeah, exactly...crickets. I hope that this news will once-and-for-all stop all that constant, unending pontificating! They've moved on to now saying JFK will be the next STL or CVG. Which is also ridiculous...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 59
Views: 6638

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

Assuming the slots are available, I wonder if they'll redeploy these aircraft to the West Coast-Hawaii runs? The last three A330s I've taken have been jam packed, as was 767 N581HA 11 days ago. Perhaps use them as supplements as the 767s leave the fleet while the A321s enter? Or, fly more from airp...

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57673

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Second shoe dropped. ORD-PVG route ends also ORD-NRT reduced to 3x weekly. Posted today, per Vasu the ORD-Asia flying was generating "colossal losses". He also states AA will seek dormancy waivers from DOT for China frequencies in the short term while it works things out. Wow. I bet AA lo...

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by jbs2886
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 709
Views: 54570

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

The SFO flight has done really well this year, so I don't see AS dropping the route. Agreed that AS is trying to counter any moves by DL to add a daily flight to SEA by going 2x daily. The seasonal weekend only service that DL flew over the Spring did better than expected. Do we know yield-wise how...

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by jbs2886
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 709
Views: 54570

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

May 2018 domestic and February 2018 international load factors and passenger numbers by route. Overall international load factor in Febuary was 67.3%. Passenger traffic grew by 72.0% and seat count grew by 92.9%. AC saw a 15.5% increase in seat count and a 8.0% increase in pax result in a -5.4% dec...

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by jbs2886
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14534

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

Thank you Enilria for putting this together each week! It's one of my first Sunday reads! [*] Thanks again for those year over year comparison parentheses. They are so helpful toward evaluating how a market is changing over the longer term and help avoid confusion about seasonal schedule trimming. ...

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by jbs2886
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 720
Views: 105636

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

The 359 has what, 32 suites whereas the refurbished 777 has 28? What do you tell 4 paying business class passengers when you cant accommodate them in business class on a 14 hour flight? I still dont get how DL only reconfigures the 777 with 28 business class seats. That, is dumb. I get it, Delta do...

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by jbs2886
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14534

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

This looks more like part of the 1% Fall capacity cut DL pledged during earnings season. Now, I'm thinking we had not seen it filed yet. I'd think there's more coming. Thanks again for those year over year comparison parentheses. They are so helpful toward evaluating how a market is changing over t...

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19027

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747-400
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n471wn wrote:
554 is the TOTAL build (all models) of the 400 series


Umm. Even wikipedia disagrees: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747-400

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by jbs2886
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 592
Views: 80293

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I don't think the general public gets this solution. Damn near every Alaska flight I take these days I hear someone commenting about how Delta "has screens in the seats." That may well not matter, because the general public books only on price and occasionally schedule, and not amenities....

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by jbs2886
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 592
Views: 80293

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

AA, UA and WN each offer IFE (in-flight entertainment), streamed to your personal device. I don't think the general public gets this solution. Damn near every Alaska flight I take these days I hear someone commenting about how Delta "has screens in the seats." That may well not matter, be...

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