Are they banking on demand from gas exploration? (It can't be coal.) Are they excited just to burn money thru the allowed FAA guarantee/subsidy period? I understand people may be happy to save the 50-mile drive to DRO, but DRO-DEN is showing 8x on an October Tuesday. Frequency to a hub has a lot of...Jump to post
An airport official says SLC is Delta's fastest-recovering hub.
https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/20 ... t-hit-low/
Guess I'll miss out on the new parts of the terminal as I'm flying STL-MSP-BOI-SLC-STL in early August. What's the state of open eateries at the moment? I've got about 2 hours in SLC and plan on grabbing lunch there on my layover. About a third of restaurants open in SLC as of this week. Recommend ...Jump to post
OzarkD9S wrote:Guess I'll miss out on the new parts of the terminal as I'm flying STL-MSP-BOI-SLC-STL in early August. What's the state of open eateries at the moment? I've got about 2 hours in SLC and plan on grabbing lunch there on my layover.
dreamliner8910 wrote:Evacuation is one of the most dangerous things you can do with an aircraft and passengers. You are going to cause mass panic, injury (both guaranteed), and likely death.
Sorry if this has been posted, but check out the design on the future central tunnel https://gordonhuether.com/news/additional-gordon-huether-artwork-to-be-installed-at-slc-intl-airport/ Looks kind a hybrid of the tunnel at DTW and ATL (between A & B) Also, I heard the tunnel that is opening th...Jump to post
Delta has been handing out both Purell liquid packets and wipes inflight for weeks now.Jump to post
744SPX wrote:Shame on you Delta. I want my Biskoff, dammit. You have relegated yourself to a glorified LCC.
On Delta, all middle seats and half of First Class seats are blocked.Jump to post
evank516 wrote:Are we allowed to bring our own food on board?
Wow, Aspen losing two of its three airlines. In general a big hit to the Colorado ski towns. I live in Jackson Hole and was surprised to see no one try to drop JAC. We have fared well so far. Delta is adding a second daily flight in June, another in July and going to 8x daily from five cities in Au...Jump to post
Certainly seems possible the crew made three major errors: 1) Forgetting to put the gear down. 2) Not realizing the master alarm was activated due to the gear being up. 3) Going around after engines contacted the ground (or too late just prior to ground impact.) Of course just a guess based on what ...Jump to post
Wow, Aspen losing two of its three airlines.Jump to post
This gets me to wondering if SLC isn't anticipating Delta reducing or even closing the SLC hub after Delta completes their post-COVID restructuring? With Delta's international hub at SEA likely to be restored to near-pre-COVID activity, will Delta still need 2 hubs serving the Mountain West and Nor...Jump to post
A new plan for the Salt Lake City Airport will see all current concourses and gates closed the same day two new concourses open - September 15th, 2020. Previously, old gates and new gates were to operate simultaneously for an interim period. Due to the drop in demand, the C, D, E, F and G concourses...Jump to post
For only $39, you'll be able to bypass the temperature screening and board first.Jump to post
Photos of a 12 year old ex-AS A320 being scrapped at Marana: https://twitter.com/JLeeRed1/status/1250605336240611328 Does not bode well for the rest of the Alaska Airbus AC being returned to lessors. Check the date of that Marana flight. Think this was already discussed several weeks ago. I'm aware...Jump to post
Photos of a 12 year old ex-AS A320 being scrapped at Marana: https://twitter.com/JLeeRed1/status/1250605336240611328
Does not bode well for the rest of the Alaska Airbus AC being returned to lessors.
DOJ won’t allow anymore mergers. There are too few airlines as is. The current crisis doesn’t change anything. There will be no mergers now or in the near future. How are there too few airlines? Exhibit A: American United Delta Southwest JetBlue Alaska Spirit Frontier Allegiant Hawaiian Sun CountryJump to post
Why would AA want to merge with AS? Just gives them more planes and another hub they do not need. American does not need to be in every part of the country and SEA is being hit hard by the virus. International out of SEA (and others) will not come back for years. As pointed out on the earnings call...Jump to post
Per the earnings call, A319s and some A320s are done. 240 Airbus pilots will be transitioned to Boeing aircraft. Beginning of the end for Airbus at AS. I don't believe so. They have 30 A321NEOs on order and I bet they take all of them. It's a good plane for them on a lot of routes (as it is for bas...Jump to post
Per the earnings call, A319s and some A320s are done. 240 Airbus pilots will be transitioned to Boeing aircraft.
Beginning of the end for Airbus at AS.
Are any of the 319s new enough to be picked up by other airlines? I know UA is adding used 319s, what about Delta?Jump to post
tphuang wrote:Just doing a count of number of flights (and I could be off here) for a day in May for DL:
SEA - 45
LAX - 31
BOS - 7
RDU - 6
CVG - 7
enilria wrote:This is the kind of BS that happens when the govt begins choosing which stations you must fly to. Hello 1977./
I haven't seen any numbers but I can't fathom change fees generating more than $1 million in revenue, which is nothing for an airline that has more than $10 billion in revenue. I agree with your hope but Delta collected more than $600 million in change fees in just 9 months of 2019. You are probabl...Jump to post
I don't have any firm numbers. It's still active in the summer, with nonstops to three or four places, including some mainline stuff. But nothing compared to winter. Very seasonal but there are two peak seasons. Summer is actually bigger than winter. Nonstop destinations number over a dozen now. ht...Jump to post
It is absolutely crazy that Platinum and Diamond Medallion members, who spend more than $10,000 a year with Delta, are subject to change fees. I would gladly give up some of the other benefits in exchange for some flexibility.Jump to post
Being a 777, the captain and FO were probably very experienced, making this all the more strange if it was a mistake.Jump to post
It's not a matter of removing the slogan. They are still actively having it painted on new build MAXs years after acquiring Airbus birds. It's bizarre and completely untruthful.Jump to post
So of the eight SLC routes added by AS in 2013-14, only three will remain.Jump to post
Sounds like a nightmare at SEA last night. AS blames problems on a shortage of ground handling crews and rain. Planes waiting hours for gates, flights departing without any bags loaded, etc. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/shortage-of-baggage-handlers-wreaks-havoc-on-alaska-airlines-holida...Jump to post
This is a good start. I hope it gains traction. Unfortunately I cannot view the article. Is there a fee for this service? I do not think a security clearance fee would be unreasonable. You are using a service, so paying for the screening should be expected. I'd like to see the limits adjusted hourl...Jump to post
SeaTac Airport has made permanent a trial program allowing anyone to visit the secure side of the airport for any reason. Guests just have to fill out an online form and present a QR code and ID at the security checkpoint. Limited to 100 people per day for now. https://www.seattletimes.com/life/trav...Jump to post
This is the issue Delta faced using a 330-200 on SLC-NRT. Easily in "range" but when you factor in SLC altitude and summer weather it really just couldn't work despite Delta wanting it to. They had to block off too many seats and really restrict cargo. DEN didn't even have a Tokyo link un...Jump to post
Delta seems unstoppable these days. From a customer's perspective it is an impeccably run business.Jump to post
The DL flights have always been full when I'm there in winter. A few years ago the SLC-JAC flights were mostly RJ's and now there are more mainline aircraft. (in my experience) Delta's 3x daily SLC-JAC A319 flights now run 364 days a year (only 2x on Christmas.) It is a huge improvement from the da...Jump to post
A320’s and 738’s don’t work well in JAC. Even the A319 was tight when I flew in there. We frequently needed a decent headwind to maximize payload on takeoff. The NEO and MAX should perform better The A319 has become quite the heavy lifter in JAC. At times this summer, there were more than 10 daily ...Jump to post