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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 169
Views: 11699

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Then congress will just pass an amendment to the legislation to force Airlines to allow changes. This is a product of Airlines own greed. When they fee the public to death, government tends to listen to their constituents. I am all for reasonable fees, but Airlines (some of them) IMO have gone too ...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 169
Views: 11699

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Then congress will just pass an amendment to the legislation to force Airlines to allow changes. This is a product of Airlines own greed. When they fee the public to death, government tends to listen to their constituents. I am all for reasonable fees, but Airlines (some of them) IMO have gone too ...

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by deltal1011man
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10117

Re: Air France Us expansion

but if you have any data that proves otherwise I'd love to see it. The data is the ATL airport. Most unpleasant place to be in the developed world. Most unpleasant workers. Of course, you may disagree. Giving Skyteam fliers the choice between one or two connections (including stressful ATL) to get ...

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by deltal1011man
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 10893

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

LOL..I agree...we can expect some rain and some power outages but hopefully nothing too major. It will be spending a lot of time on the coast before moving inland. I'm sure the airport will be a cluster Sunday and probably Monday. Good thing for us is it looks like it is going to speed up right bef...

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by deltal1011man
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 10893

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

Big news regarding airport expansion. Due to high costs, the planned 1.5 billion Concourse G has been cancelled, and the airport is now looking a southern expansion of gates at Concourse T as a potentially cheaper alternative. Below is the layout of the proposed gate expansion and other projects ne...

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by deltal1011man
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16076

Re: American A333s

When A330neo are starting to come into the market, the price for the current used A330ceo will lower. AA could add used A330 to expedite the removal of 767 out of the fleet. They could also replace the old P&W A330-300 with newer GE or RR A330-300. I look at the 24 A330 at AA as one fleet, as l...

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by deltal1011man
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10117

Re: Air France Us expansion

I don't think the OP means literally taking their slots as in their landing and takeoff slot, he means "taking their slot" which is another way to say "taking their place." It's not that hard to understand. But I will wait for proof. I'm not surprised people are piling on this a...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16076

Re: American A333s

I thought the 200s were on their way out, but I may be wrong. The 300s make more sense to me in AAs fleet. Only having 9 isn't economical with the size of their fleet. The 200's got PE, so those don't look to be going anywhere... although only having 15 isn't very economical either . 15-20 in a wid...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16076

Re: American A333s

gatibosgru wrote:
I thought the 200s were on their way out, but I may be wrong. The 300s make more sense to me in AAs fleet.

The 300s are/were on the way out. The 200s are basically brand new.

The US 300s are quite old, lower MTOW and have PW4000s, the only Pratt in the American fleet.

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by deltal1011man
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13316

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 wh...

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by deltal1011man
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 29998

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

And what about trying PHL-SVO on the 767? Would that work? It doesn't look like they will launch any new international routes from JFK but they possibly could do so from their PHL main hub. And what about PHL-AGP on the 757, even if only seasonal? That would also be a good idea. That would be PHL-D...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 30
Views: 3808

Re: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO

A lot of the guys I fly with on the 57 out on the west coast tell stories of a -400 base in EWR back in maybe mid 90’s. I never knew that until hearing from the guys that actually flew it. I would assume United did like most other carrier did/do now and any base that is at JFK is technically a base...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN
Replies: 24
Views: 6038

Re: Virgin 744 slide deployment @ MAN

Coincidently I saw a Virgin 747 taking off from Manchester at around 11.30, as I was driving south on the M6... Going by the photo and the aircraft name it appears the affected aircraft is G-VROM. Can a slide be de-flated and packed up for the next flight if deployed in error like this or will it m...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12168

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

One of the key reasons too for the 380 over the 748 was the lack of RR engines. BA had no option for RR on the 747 to have some more commonality with other fleets and they did with the A350/B787/A380 that they ordered instead. but yet have BA has no problem ordering and operating GE90 only 777-300E...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA755/717 quarantined at PHL with numerous sick pax
Replies: 19
Views: 6047

Re: AA755/717 quarantined at PHL with numerous sick pax

Looks like everyone has been released: https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/09/06/philadelphia-international-airport-cdc-investigating-multiple-passengers-sick-international-flights/amp/ Aerotoxic syndrome? The 757 ECS is pretty much the same as the 727 from the 60s, as EIS was way before 1988. W...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 2749

Re: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet

Boof02671 wrote:
Look at the -# Boeing designated it as NW not DL. -451 is NW not DL.

So the 767-324ERs Delta operates are actually Continental aircraft even though they literally never spent a day with Continental?



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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 30
Views: 3808

Re: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO

A lot of the guys I fly with on the 57 out on the west coast tell stories of a -400 base in EWR back in maybe mid 90’s. I never knew that until hearing from the guys that actually flew it. I would assume United did like most other carrier did/do now and any base that is at JFK is technically a base...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16266

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

How close to retirement is this aircraft. Pratt & Whitney engines generally from my experience have a better record for containing containing debris. An example is the GE powered United DC-10 that had an uncontained engine failure of the number two engine and severed all the hydraulic lines. It...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 2749

Re: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet

Delta had some of the first 747-400 from circa 1989-90. However they had 6 that were delivered between 1999 until 12-2002 These were for whatever reason retired first before the ones from 1989/90. With the exception one which was retired this past january. My question is do the late build models wi...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL launch MIA-CDG?
Replies: 32
Views: 3876

Re: Could DL launch MIA-CDG?

DL recently opened LAX-CDG, and this route seems successful since it will soon become daily. Could they open a MIA-CDG route? Regards Sure, if DL/AF/KL/AZ and soon VS decide more CDG-MIA capacity is needed and Delta is the best option to provide that capacity then Delta will fly MIA-CDG is it going...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No A380 for KLM?
Replies: 37
Views: 6893

Re: No A380 for KLM?

The last new airline to order was ANA in 2016 for 3. Very few new airlines in last 10 years. Current backlog is mostly EK. And ANA is buying 3 A380s only to win favor from Airbus to sell Skymark to them, instead of a group headed by DL (Airbus being the largest creditor of Skymark during their bank...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 3449

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

When DL did an LAX build up in the late 2000s, they had a fair number of ER4s involved, flying to smaller cities in western Mexico, etc. That build up didn't last very long, though. The next time DL built up LAX they used 2-class RJs, and that one has stuck. The sad thing about the Xjet build up is...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 3449

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

I've flown more than my fair share of regional flights in the western U.S. (DEN, LAX, SFO, PDX, and many points in between) on AA, AS, DL, and UA. Yes, Horizon flies the Q400s up north, and everyone now has a smattering of E175s, but a lot of regional flights here in the west are on many of the CRJ...

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by deltal1011man
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 111
Views: 14002

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

If they could move all OW including BA into T8, that would help JFKs problems. That's what they should do. There is now plenty of space in Terminal 8 to accommodate all One World members currently serving JFK. Malev is gone. Air Berlin is gone. JAL would move out of Terminal 1, BA, Iberia and Qanta...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15685

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Slightly off topic...TAM flies their 767s between various cities in Brazil and MIA. Do they experience reliability problems with their 767s? Probably. EIS was still well before 1988. They're dumping several built in 2006 and this will continue through next year - you don't see this happening to 12/...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4460

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

Some pretty stark and mind blowing comments by UA's Kirby who doesn't seem to care that parents can wind up sitting apart from their children because of all the latest charges and fees to pay for just about everything; Kirby actually defends family separation on airplanes. He compares buying a tick...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15455

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

I think the apt comparison is not UA vs AA, but AA vs DL: -Delta's able to maintain JFK/DTW/ATL-FRA and ATL-DUS/MUC/STR year round as a strong, rather long-ish season on DTW-MUC I believe. This despite not getting any feed on the German end. It's a sign of how much they own DTW and ATL (I suspect J...

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by deltal1011man
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop
Replies: 33
Views: 4400

Re: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop

I believe that the A330neo/A350 order was predicated in Delta getting the Rolls Royce overhaul contract. The A321neo deal was predicated on getting the PW GTF overhaul contract. Delta is using a pretty awesome strategy of tying airplane deals to winning contracts for their engine MRO. I believe del...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop
Replies: 33
Views: 4400

Re: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop

IIRC DL owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic. With Virgin's 787 having the RR engines seems to me that DL will probably do all (most) 787 RR engine service in ATL for VS. Just my $0.02 As I said above, that has little to nothing to do with it. VS doesn't pick the vendor for its Trent 1000 work, Rolls Royce ...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop
Replies: 33
Views: 4400

Re: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop

[I'm just trying to understand where the business will come from. I'm pretty sure DL understands where the business will come from. DL is not the only 350 and 330 operator in the world. Airlines will fly their planes to ATL for MRO work. Its really no big secret. The article specifically mentioned ...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop
Replies: 33
Views: 4400

Re: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop

Where do they intend to get customers in North America? 330-900 sales are tepid to say the least and it appears questionable if UAL will take their A350s, and they probably wouldn't be thrilled giving the engine business to DAL, even through a power by the hour deal. AA cxld their 359 orders didn't...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop
Replies: 33
Views: 4400

Re: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop

link from Delta news hub https://news.delta.com/new-state-art-engine-shop-enables-future-repairs IIRC the shop will mostly be focused on Trent 1000 rework till 2020. According to the article, this mainly impacts the Delta A350 and A330neo fleets, as well as new customers. How about DL 772ER? Favorit...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4491

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

I think that Germany will not react to that because when they asked the USA to block Trump as president because of being stupid they didn't react either. Because Germany has an official say in who can run for office in the United States? Last but not least, the new US ambassador in Berlin has alrea...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4491

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

So who asks? America, the USA or the Trump regime? I think that Germany will not react to that because when they asked the USA to block Trump as president because of being stupid they didn't react either. Last but not least, the new US ambassador in Berlin has already been warned and is on probatio...

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by deltal1011man
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16409

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

I can't imagine why UA would want to compete with LH to FRA. I'd say it's Paris UA/AC/LH/LX/SN and OS don't compete with each other for the most part to Europe. They are in a metal neutral joint venture. Now some of the JVs have or have had a few city pairs that are excluded from the JVs to make re...

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by deltal1011man
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57685

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

what's the chance of DoT granting route dormancy? Depends. If no one requests the frequencies AA/HA are requesting dormancy for then its about 99% likely the DOT will grant at areas ta 6 month dormancy. If those frequencies are requested by DL or UA (the only real options) then AA/HA will have a ch...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57685

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

BTW for those having trouble understanding AA's ORD-Asia problem watch the video from AA.com. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2018/American-Airlines-Expands-European-Footprint-and-Modifies-Asia-Service/ AA operates under completely different rules than the other US carriers and has much less f...

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by deltal1011man
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 59
Views: 6639

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

So are there 3 dormant China authorities now? When will their be a route proceeding? someone has to request them. Short of LAX-PEK for Delta or maybe something like IAD-PVG(I don't see UA jumping into LAX-PEK personally) no one wants them. and I'm not sure UA or DL are ready to toss more capacity i...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 13143

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

https://www.myajc.com/blog/airport/delta-announces-maintenance-deal-with-engine-maker-rolls-royce/Dz2nQoOsaHprNkGkhuUCeJ/ As part of the deal, Atlanta-based Delta will build a new 100,000-square foot engine maintenance facility in its massive TechOps site at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 69
Views: 8887

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

Wrong. The WARA supercedes regular aviation law, take your own advice. So if what you say is true why did Delta have to go to court just to stay at DAL? Why wasn’t DL acomidated to add all those flights they wanted too? Guess you don’t know that WARA treats DAL different than any other airport. poi...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 6294

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

No TVs for T-Tails. I'm glad Delta is adding AVOD. The screen size, response time, and resolution of the latest system is very good. (B6, take note.) But as they may rationalize not adding AVOD to the MD-88s (they're mostly going away within 3 years) and 717s (they're short-haul), it's still 27% of...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 69
Views: 8887

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

So what? If I lease an apartment, I don’t have to move my things in there, nor can someone else argue they should have the right to use it since I’m not always there. As I said before, if I’m Brad Tilden, I’m using one gate for flight operations and renting a dumpster and parking it in front of the...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 6294

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

It's a great product, but I have to wonder with pretty much everybody carrying a tablet/ipad/phone would they have added all that weight in retrospect? What do you mean? They are still doing mods and new deliveries will still come with seat back IFE. On top of that Delta/Delta Flight products is wo...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 13143

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

Are those IAEs on the MD-90 significantly different to those on the A320s family? Yes, different enough to technically make them a sub type. Sort of like how the 737 Classic had the CFM56-3 and the NG used the -7. Unfortunately they are not interchangeable. not exactly. its more like the CFM56-5A v...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta maintenance at Indy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Re: Delta maintenance at Indy?

Delta currently does not send aircraft for MRO work at IND. The did do some of the 757 interior mods a few years ago at AAR, but those are now complete. They have done some of the heaviest checks on the 738 fleet in the past. Last time I looked Delta let’s flightstar/aeroman and ST aero do most of ...

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by deltal1011man
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6671

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

Didn't fit their fleet strategies. With all due respect to the OP, there is a thread on this topic about once a month. Their route structure and fleet needs did not need an airplane that big. Also something that seems to be missed is that Delta and American went in hard for the MD11. I have heard D...

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