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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Had Airbus not developed the 330NEO, wouldn't Delta and others have ordered 330-300 HGW's instead?Jump to post
If Airbus hadn't developed the 330NEO, I wonder if Delta would have just ordered more 330-300 HGW.Jump to post
Can the experts see AA downsizing to hubs in PHL, CLT, DCA, MIA, and DFW?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Rbgso wrote:I'm amazed that ATL is still so MD88 dominated. That's a lot of departures for that plane.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:And MSN 1915 is an A330-900 assigned to Delta Air Lines.