It’s been 3 weeks since I took these flights. I guess the trip report isn’t going to write itself. This was Wednesday July 8 through Friday July 10, 2020. This particular trip was for my own amusement and plane spotting fun. I had it booked for April, and kept pushing back and pushing back. I was su...Jump to post
It’s been a week and a half. I should probably get cracking on this trip report. This trip was Friday June 12 to Monday June 15. This was planned for a while as a small gathering, and your boy is never in any mood to drive 6+ hours anywhere, so flying it was (surprise, right?). To hell with Covid. I...Jump to post
N905DL, the fifth MD-80 delivered to DL, seems to resist retirement and is still going on. What is the plan for her? planespotter.net shows her in a different configuration than the rest. The last one which was originally delivered as MD-82, so kind of special I can’t believe that one is still goin...Jump to post
MD8090orDRIVE wrote:I'm booked on an MD-90 from ATL to RDU on May 15th. Sadly I guess it will be another aircraft
This is my 1000th post. It only took me 15 years. What better way than with a trip report? For starters, this trip was Tuesday March 3. Back in January, I was just messing around with flights and I found a round trip to Chicago for $98. Well who was I to say no to that. I booked it almost immediatel...Jump to post
Keith2004 wrote:Looks like Corona virus may speed MD-88/90 retirements along
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Tariff Avoidance !!! Bingo! They can't fly the aircraft on any domestic routing until either the tariffs go away, or they pay it. So what can the aircraft do apart from sitting in Japan? NRT-MNL then ICN-MNL? I would assume flights to and from the US, but rotating through Tokyo instead of repositio...Jump to post
I have read about skiplagged before and I know of people who have used it. I have never considered it until just now for an upcoming trip where it'd shave off a couple of hundred dollars each way. My questions are: - have you used it before? Yes I have, twice: IAD-ATL with a "missed" conn...Jump to post
I thought someone at Alaska is on the record that their M.O. is to dump the Airbuses (Airbii?) at the first opportunity.Jump to post
The problem with 1 and 3 is that you have environmentalist wackos in charge. Not gonna happen in a million years.Jump to post
Checklist787 wrote:Revelation wrote:global1 wrote:If they're starting with a clean sheet of paper, it seems doubtful that they'll have a timely offering to replace the Delta 767-300 fleet
What's most likely to fill that role now?
My best guess would be A330neo.
Or ... 787-8...
Would love to see a three year chart of net promoter scores superimposed on the number of MD88s in the fleet. My guess is that there is a direct correlation as more MD88s leave, NPS keeps going up. Reliability counts. What's your evidence that the MD-88s have been less reliable than the mainline fl...Jump to post
So it’s a scam for airlines to raise fares? To disguise a fare raise as E- and sell it to the masses as "you're getting a discount for not checking in a bag or lugging a carry-on or wanting a seat assignment beforehand" is a SCAM! That’s all basic economy has ever been. We can stop the th...Jump to post
Why is Alaska Airlines still wearing this slogan on the 737s since the Airbuses have been in the fleet for some time now? Because their M.O. is to dump the Airbuses (Airbii?) at the first available opportunity. Did VX seriously name an aircraft "the 1 year-old virgin"? If so that seems in...Jump to post
I’ve only flown Atlanta to Washington Dulles about a thousand times, so it’s understandable that I would want to document it. This was another Thanksgiving with family Wednesday November 27 through Saturday November 30 (again, something I’ve done a thousand times, it seems). Not that I’m complaining...Jump to post
Looks like we’re getting a nonstop flight to Boise next year.
987 to ferry to BHM tomorrow (retirement): https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n987dl If I'm correct, N905DL (a 1987 build) remains not only the oldest active DL MD-88 but also the oldest plane in the entire DL fleet. Is 905 among the 88s with ADS-B navigation equipment thus will be among t...Jump to post
I had to use my companion pass before the end of September or lose it, and I wasn’t about to let that happen. I called my mother and asked if she would like to take a quick weekend with her favorite son :bigthumbsup: I was tasked with finding the farthest away place for a still semi-reasonable price...Jump to post
It seems to be a common theme that I fly for football. This time was for the Boise State-Marshall game. This trip was Thursday September 5 through Sunday September 8. Since I was staying with a friend, I didn’t have to worry about lodging costs in the traditional sense. After some searching, I found...Jump to post
They said they are considering other aircraft types moving forward in their earnings call It’ll be a cold day somewhere when Southwest actually purchases from someone else. Don’t get me wrong. I wish they would. https://i.imgur.com/SEOsRYO.png Their livery looks better on the A320 anyway :stirthepot:Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:Whenever I need to assist family I just buy a refundable ticket and then cancel it when I leave the airport.
ThalesCoelho wrote:What the world really need is a real A300neo, a short to medium haul wide-body.
Heard this on the radio this morning on the way in to work. WSB failed to mention it was an emergency descent for a pressurization issueJump to post
This worries me more than anything when I fly, even though nearly all of my flights take place over land. People are dumb, or just don't care, and I definitely don't trust the TSA to catch anything. I was flying my parents back from seeing some family and after we had already checked our bags, my da...Jump to post
Georgia still with their usual pair of 717s out of AHN. This week to Vanderbilt
I read something yesterday that DL added 900+ seats to/from Florida over the next few days. The article did not get into specifics, but I wonder if they added flights or up gauged certain routes. Based on flight numbers, it looks like each of the Miami-area airports are getting an additional MD-88/...Jump to post
The only way to stop the Frequent Flyer dominance in Atlanta is through a second airport, close to the metro. And that will take the Georgia legislature. The two options are Gwinnett and Paulding. Gwinnett's County Commissioners haven't wanted to commercialize their airport, even when groups like P...Jump to post
Could this become a written off..!? Looks a Lil bit nasty... https://www.facebook.com/groups/acores.global/permalink/2336693386448162/ Regular it can be repaired, but it is really expensive and the bird will be for long time in the repair shop. As this is a B757-251 according link, it iwill become ...Jump to post
N709DN is now scheduled to do a regular NRT-MNL-NRT rotation (subbing for the regular 76Z) on Aug 17-18 after it arrives in NRT. Yeah I'm not so sure it's going to SIN for conversion. Supposedly 7101 will be the next one to go in late September. If it is in fact ferrying back to Atlanta, how on ear...Jump to post
jplatts wrote:WN announced in today's schedule extension that it is going to be permanently discontinuing ATL-BOS nonstop service after January 5, 2020.
TranscendZac wrote:That looks amazing. I would love to see the A220-300 painted in their livery
Their livery looks better on the A320 anyway
This is truly one of the nastiest forums on the internet I have encountered... The sniping and griping is off the charts and I'm sorry that it's affected this post. As a DL flyer and aviation enthusiast in general I've found this to be one of the most useful and interesting threads and am saddened ...Jump to post
Ok, enough procrastination. I’m good at delaying trip reports, and I’m running out of time before I have to go back to work. This trip was super fast. We were in Detroit for less than 24 hours across June 21 and June 22. This was originally supposed to be Bob Seger’s final, final show. He ended up a...Jump to post
You'll be just fine. Just don't screw around and be the last one off the plane or anything. Since you're in Comfort+, that won't be much an issue. Most of the 737s and A320s tend to hang around concourse A, so there's a good chance you won't even have to change concourses. Even in the off chance you...Jump to post
Atlanta to Indianapolis and vice versa could cross the Central time zone. I flew Cincinnati-Atlanta a few years ago that spent probably half the flight in the Central Time Zone. We flew all the way down to Louisville before turning left for Atlanta. Could be the case with quite a few cities to Atla...Jump to post
NateGreat wrote:Once the A339 replaces the A350 on SEA-NRT, and if it possibly replaces the A350 on LAX-PVG/HND, then where will those West Coast TPAC A350s go? More TATL? More TPAC out of different hubs?
I am probably wrong, but isn't the plan to build a consolidated rental car facility at IAD? Seems strange to have them reorganize the current setup if the plan is to replace them in the not so distant future. That may still be the long term plan, but it's clearly not going to happen anytime soon. T...Jump to post