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by ehaase
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson
Replies: 198
Views: 15322

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

Not saying you are wrong but just curious why DL has been able to consistently offer mainline out of JAN but WN struggled. Only place DL flies to out of JAN is ATL. Since the pandemic started, most DL flights out of JAN have been on regional jets, with an occasional 717 sprinkled in. UA and AA are ...

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by ehaase
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson
Replies: 198
Views: 15322

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

A friend told me he heard Southwest's Jackson MS flights would be to Memphis and New Orleans. I can't find confirmation of that anywhere else. If true, I guess that would be a low risk way of returning to JAN if true. Northwest had flights from Jackson to Memphis years ago. I don't know if any airl...

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by ehaase
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson
Replies: 198
Views: 15322

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

A friend told me he heard Southwest's Jackson MS flights would be to Memphis and New Orleans. I can't find confirmation of that anywhere else. If true, I guess that would be a low risk way of returning to JAN if true. Northwest had flights from Jackson to Memphis years ago. I don't know if any airli...

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by ehaase
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 2020 Q3 earnings thread
Replies: 73
Views: 9867

Re: DL 2020 Q3 earnings thread

https://ir.delta.com/financials/sec-fil ... d=14440688
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Delta released its 10-Q today but is keeping the terms of the agreement with Airbus on adjusting its deliveries confidential. I would guess Delta is mostly pushing back the deliveries of 321neos.

https://ir.delta.com/financials/sec-fil ... d=14440688

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by ehaase
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
Views: 98319

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

DL AFAIK has no planes on order that fall in the size of the 738 and therefore at one point or another will have a need for a plane of that size. Why is it so important for Delta to have an aircraft with 160 seats? Delta basically replaced 150 seat MD88 and MD90's with 180 seat 739's and 190 seat 3...

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by ehaase
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
Views: 98319

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Agreed. The 788 is badly needed for a 767 replacement. The A330 is just too big and heavy for the majority of 767 routes. The purpose of the 2014 widebody order was to replace the 747-400 and start replacing the 767-300ER. If having an aircraft roughly the size of the 767-300ER was important to Del...

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by ehaase
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.
Replies: 232
Views: 28138

Re: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.

I think Delta's orders and options for 321's and 220's fulfill its narrow body needs for the next 10 to 15 years and there is no need for the 737max.

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by ehaase
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.
Replies: 232
Views: 28138

Re: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.

Although as stated above, I am in the camp that DL will get 737MAXes and should order 787s, I would note that for both narrowbodies and widebodies there likely is seat count growth. Replacing the 777s and 767s with A339s and A350s is, I expect, a significant seat capacity increase. The purpose of t...

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by ehaase
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 614
Views: 123371

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

My understanding, based upon a response here to a question I asked several months ago, is that the 321XLR wouldn't work for trans-Atlantic flights out of Atlanta, but would work quite well for secondary markets out of NYC and Boston. . Also I don't understand why some think Delta will order the 788 ...

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by ehaase
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 65369

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

In terms of the MD-88/90 replacements: I think the A220 and A321 + the gradual passenger-demand recovery ARE the mad dog replacements. Delta's "smaller airline" stance takes into account those retirements IMO. Maybe, but that still leaves them with a need for A320, 717 and early 738 repla...

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by ehaase
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 231
Views: 38294

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

if Delta were to order the 321XLR, what European routes would be practical out of Atlanta and JFK? I suspect the 330-900 is too large for some routes now using the 767-300, but perhaps the 321XLR could replace the 767 on some routes, especially if demand is low for an extended period of time.

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by ehaase
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385125

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I was surprised to see ATLDUS closed indefinitely. Just wait. There's going to be a lot of secondary Europe cut with the 767 being retired. The A330 is way too big. Gotta wonder if there’s going to now be a niche for the 321XLR. Delta will already have an A321neo fleet, so XLR isn’t a whole differe...

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by ehaase
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 65369

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

I wouldn't be surprised if Delta defers the start of deliveries of 321neos and remaining 339's and 359's (other than needed to replace 777's) until 2024 to 2025. 321neos would then start replacing 757's, 320's and 738's. Don't know about the remaining 321ceo's still on order.

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by ehaase
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140382

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Do the experts think American should just give up on Trans Pacific routes, other than a few routes from DFW to the major Asian cities?

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by ehaase
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5132

Re: United A350 orders

My guess is United probably wishes it hadn't ordered the 359 but is stuck with it, especially with the Rolls Royce engine deal. The 787's and the 77W's would be sufficient for United's widebody needs. I think the economy will be awful for years to come with a day of reckoning coming the U.S.'s awful...

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by ehaase
Mon May 25, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 25013

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

I can't see Delta needing 39 359's. Maybe Delta will reduce the 359 order to 12 more for a total of 25, then add 20 or so more 339's to the current 37 in its fleet or on order.

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by ehaase
Tue May 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123621

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

AA and United with their enormous preexisting 777 fleets and 787 orders came to a different conclusion and added some later build 77W. Delta could have ordered 7 later build 77L to replace the final 7 747-400's,just as AA and UA ordered later build 77W's, but it obviously went with the 359/339 comb...

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by ehaase
Mon May 18, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 25013

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

Had Airbus not developed the 330NEO, wouldn't Delta and others have ordered 330-300 HGW's instead?

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by ehaase
Mon May 18, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 513
Views: 90297

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Would American be in better condition had it ordered fewer new aircraft back in 2011 (in addition to ridding itself of a hub or two)?

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by ehaase
Sun May 17, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123621

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Delta currently has 13 359's. I wonder how long things will remain bad enough before Delta needs to start receiving additional 359's.

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by ehaase
Thu May 14, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123621

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Even after retiring 18 777's, will Delta need 39 359's (13 current and 26 on order) within the next 5 years?

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by ehaase
Tue May 12, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 25013

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

If Airbus hadn't developed the 330NEO, I wonder if Delta would have just ordered more 330-300 HGW.

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by ehaase
Tue May 12, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Can the experts see AA downsizing to hubs in PHL, CLT, DCA, MIA, and DFW?

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by ehaase
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261846

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

With the MD88 soon to go, I wonder what will happen to mainline service at those Southern cities. Some of those cities might see the occasional B738, A319, or maybe the upcoming, A223, but I bet the bulk of the services (and in some cases, all) will be scaled down to the regionals. I think 717's wi...

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by ehaase
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
Views: 98319

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Why would Delta need a large order of anything in the near future? I could see Delta deferring the 321neo's for 3 to 5 years. I don't if it was here or on the airline pilot forum, but someone wrote of rumors of Delta downsizing by roughly 1/3 after 10/1/20.

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by ehaase
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385125

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Do any of the experts see Delta cancelling or deferring its orders for A220's, 321's, 339's and 359's?

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by ehaase
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What types will Delta order/option for delivery in 2023/2024?
Replies: 161
Views: 18405

Re: What types will Delta order/option for delivery in 2023/2024?

I think around 2022 and 2023 Delta will exercise its options for an additional 100 321neo's to start replacing 738's and 320's late in the decade. I think it may order more 339's also around 2022 and 2023 to replace some of the newer 763's and 764's late in the decade also, unless Boeing does develo...

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by ehaase
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9841

Re: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX

With 100 orders and 100 options for 321neo and all the orders and options for 220, don't understand the need. Which together just about cover the 757 and MD80/90 fleets. DL will eventually need to replace the aging A319/A320s and 738s. They are not done with narrow body orders. I thought the 739's ...

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by ehaase
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9841

Re: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX

With 100 orders and 100 options for 321neo and all the orders and options for 220, don't understand the need.

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by ehaase
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mississippi Aviation thread 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: Mississippi Aviation thread 2019

I live in Jackson, MS and the 3 primary airlines provide adequate service to their hubs to take us anywhere in the world. I don't really see Mississippi's economy ever taking off.

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by ehaase
Wed May 22, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 11486

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

Sometimes I think the 757-300 would have been a better replacement for the L1011's on the Florida routes than the 767-400 and wish old Delta had ordered the 757-300, but Delta did eventually make better use of the 767-400's on the European routes.

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by ehaase
Sun May 05, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30596

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I just can't wait for ATL-MEM... I fly MCO-ATL-MEM regularly, can wait for the 221/3 to operate the route. My next one I am on the MD90, both in and out of MEM. I live in JAN. ATL-JAN is all MD88 and 717. I imagine it will be all 717 when the MD88 is gone. I wonder what will replace the 717 on rout...

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by ehaase
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 31390

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Delta still has 7 739's, 100 321neos, and 51 321ceo's coming, not including the A220's and the 100 321neo options. I think Delta already has enough orders to replace the 79 MD88 and 37 MD90's in service, as well as the older 757's and 320's.

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by ehaase
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 251782

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Maybe Delta should have ordered the 338 instead of the 339 for the West Coast to Asia routes. A 338 should be able to do almost everything a 788 can.

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by ehaase
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 54291

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

Can any of you experts see a future where Boeing drops the 777 and Airbus drops the 330 and 380, leaving Boeing with the 737(NSA)/787/797 (probably), and Airbus with the 220/320/350?

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by ehaase
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65251

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Can't 339's operate many of the routes that 77E's are used on now? Also, besides ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD, does Delta have other routes that require the 77L?
Maybe Delta can replace the 77E's with 339's sometime around 2025 and would only need an improved 359 or 35J eventually to replace 77L's.

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by ehaase
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 14068

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

The 787 would take over the existing long-and-thin TPAC routes more than 5,000 miles flown by a 763 or 332 today (SEA-ICN/PEK/PVG and DTW-NGO), would give DL the ability to fly thinner routes to its new JV hub at ICN from places like PDX and SLC, could be used to flights to PEK from ATL or LAX, cou...

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by ehaase
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 34529

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

What is the cause of American's large debt? Did it order too many planes? Should American have ordered fewer planes to replace the Super 80's and 757's or should it have ordered different planes? Should it have extended the life of the Super 80's and 757's?

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by ehaase
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 21735

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

jagraham wrote:
I agree DL will keep the 763s running until the NMA is available.


Will Delta just order more 339's if Boeing doesn't develop the NMA?

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by ehaase
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 8622

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

Seems like Delta ended up with more 359's than it needs, and the 339 seems too large to replace 763's. (I've read that Delta had much bigger plans for China when it ordered the 359's.) It would have been interesting if Delta had ordered 7 77L's to replace 747's and ordered 20 788's to replace 767's ...

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by ehaase
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 120
Views: 19049

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Rbgso wrote:
I'm amazed that ATL is still so MD88 dominated. That's a lot of departures for that plane.


Yes, and many of those MD88 routes aren't acceptable for the 321 and 739 replacements. I guess those MD88 routes will move to MD90's and 717's, and eventually 320's and 738's when the MD90's are retired.

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by ehaase
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 120
Views: 19049

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

293 MD88 flights per day out of Atlanta, and 30 months from now they'll be gone.

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by ehaase
Sat May 19, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 31660

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

United ordered every Boeing type available over the last 60 years, 707, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787 in large quantities. Showing interest in 797. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines#Fleet https://i.pinimg.com/736x/11/58/04/1158045abe0d6f9f51ea882460cd2086--atr--united-airlines.jpg U...

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by ehaase
Wed May 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4714

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

I could see Delta replacing 737-800's in about 10 years with either the 737-8 or a combination of 321 and CS300.

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by ehaase
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 134817

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

a multi-year fleet plan similar to the one American put out in the last few days? Could you provide a link to that, please? American's fleet plan is here - https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/static-files/552c3292-d044-440f-bc3b-66a5694fdabb - and was in the AA Fleet Updates thread. For what it's ...

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by ehaase
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 134817

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Has Delta published a multi-year fleet plan similar to the one American put out in the last few days? Someone posted on the airline pilots forum in the past few days that Delta still plans to have about 31 767-300ER's and 100 757-200 and 300 still in the fleet in 2027.

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by ehaase
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 787 in the future?
Replies: 47
Views: 9258

Re: Delta 787 in the future?

What could the 787 do for Delta that the 339/359 combo doesn't? I think Boeing's next chance with Delta is the 797 to replace 767's on routes that couldn't fill the 339 as well as the 753's.

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by ehaase
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134750

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

KarelXWB wrote:
And MSN 1915 is an A330-900 assigned to Delta Air Lines.


But it appears Delta won't take delivery of its first 339 until 2020. I wonder if Airbus or Delta initiated the slight deferment in 339 deliveries.

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by ehaase
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 15178

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

I could see the 717's out west come to Atlanta to replace some MD88 routes where the 321/739 is too large. For example, I live in JAN, where Delta sends MD88's. The 321/739 is too large for JAN, so I could see the 717's replace the MD88's here.

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