Absolutely not. All the militant mask warriors can live their life in fear if they want, but leave the rest of us alone.Jump to post
It's seems the A220 was never seriously considered, putting to rest all the speculation. “Southwest acknowledged the merits of the A220, but there was no competition” for a commercially-based bid, LNA is told. https://leehamnews.com/2021/04/05/pontifications-southwest-didnt-invite-airbus-to-bid/ Up...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:Is DL doing any domestic 350 and 330 (neo or ceo) runs?
It had been 245 days since I set foot on an aircraft. 2020 was video, and my travel plans were the radio star. Enough was enough. I had plenty of travel credits to spare, and found a decent fare on a pair of A330s, and most importantly, a day where I was off work. This was Friday March 12, the anniv...Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:Boeing couldn't afford to not win this order. It would have been game over for the Max if Boeing's best customer said no and went to Airbus.
No. It’s generic, boring, euro white garbage. A toddler could come up with a better looking livery than that.Jump to post
Other A.net members had posted a DL 747 at E in recent history - not sure if it was the same charter but they accommodated the size by parking the nose wheel well beyond any of the line markings and well outside of the wing box, blocking surrounding gates. I know the gate they used for the A380 was...Jump to post
From what I saw online, it looked like they boarded by bus as well. Don’t believe that Terminal E is equipped for widebodies. Even more of a surprise! I think E can handle widebodies. A Virgin Atlantic 747 once parked there for some charter. Pretty sure they parked at E16 too, same as the Delta 777...Jump to post
As a passenger, how much do you bend your plans or open your wallet to be on board a unique aircraft? Maybe you could fly home at 6 pm but you find something to do and depart at 11 pm instead to get on a domestic 777 instead of a 737. Maybe there's a direct flight that's also cheaper and faster but...Jump to post
From what I see Delta started flying the A359 from LAX to SYD yesterday: 18/10/2020 DAL3315 A359 (N511DN) Right now there is another A359 doing LAX-SYD: DAL3315 A359 (N513DZ) These flights are cargo only? Route proving? I think last few months anything in the 3000 range was a cargo flight (I could ...Jump to post
The rumor of Delta taking 40 white tail 737 MAX aircraft persists. It could be wishful thinking on Boeing's part, but if the deal is too good to pass up I could see Delta taking some -8s to replace more of the older A320s or 738s. https://www.yahoo.com/news/boeing-courting-delta-others-737-09302600...Jump to post
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
https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-con ... -response/
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