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by SLCUT2777
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of CLT Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 11001

Re: The future of CLT Airport

Polot wrote:
airlineworker wrote:
Is anything being done to shorten the time landing aircraft take to reach the gates? CLT has the longest ground time reaching gates I have ever experienced.

Really the only way to fix that is to destroy the entire terminal complex and rebuild with a better design.



As SLC is doing?

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by SLCUT2777
Fri May 22, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 8922

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

If DL wants to keep large TPAC focus in both LAX & SEA, they need SLC in a similar way UA utilizes DEN to handle SFO & LAX.

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by SLCUT2777
Fri May 22, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 8922

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

Time for some "fun facts" about SLC and its status among Delta hubs. Delta hubs - (2019 all-airlines' passenger counts) largest to smallest: 1) ATL - 110,531,300 2) LAX - 88,068,013 3) JFK - 62,551,072 4) SEA - 51,821,239 5) BOS - 42,522,411 6) MSP -39,555,035 7) DTW - 36,759,269 8) LGA -...

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by SLCUT2777
Thu May 21, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 8922

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

Delta has the LDS Church contract. The LDS flies people all over the U.S. and around the world on missions and other church business. Delta is not leaving SLC anytime soon. DL has the contract for the business travel but the majority of the missionaries fly the cheapest available flight. The revenu...

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by SLCUT2777
Thu May 21, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 8922

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

Delta is in the process of rebalancing it's network For a Post pandemic fallout and SLC just gave them the ultimate gift. This is a gamble to save the airport $300 million dollars on construction cost. But in 5yrs time will SLC just be a sparkling version of CVG of times past? Good luck. Flyguy Why...

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by SLCUT2777
Fri May 15, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 15020

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

I think this is more than likely UA management digging at AFA Union Chief Sara Nelson.

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by SLCUT2777
Fri May 15, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122962

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Older birds won't be scrapped, they're too popular as freighters. Otherwise, yeah. It is interesting that the 764s stayed . . probably no resale value and they are relatively new. And cheaper to operate than A332s to the European hubs. Once more A339's come on board, they're off to the desert as we...

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by SLCUT2777
Thu May 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122962

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Yeah, at a high level I've always known the 777 has had a strange history with DL, unlike where its been a backbone and mainstay of the AA and UA fleets. Can you elaborate a bit more since I didn't follow DL as closely before the merger. What was the driver for the initial 77E order? What were the ...

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by SLCUT2777
Thu May 14, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122962

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Predicting DL will retire all Boeing aircraft and be strictly an Airbus user by 2025-29

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by SLCUT2777
Tue May 12, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41665

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

ADL14 wrote:
It seems like just going by debt that AA will be the one to do bankruptcy. But I'm not sure any of the Big 4 will outright cease operations. Maybe B6, NK, F9, AS...


DL grabs AS! Gulp! Now they've got SEA, and that turf war ends.

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by SLCUT2777
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How the landscape may look like for the ME3
Replies: 16
Views: 3075

Re: How the landscape will look ...

I think the most likely consequence for U.S. carriers will be more consolidation coming 2021-2023. Who will get swallowed up by who? Will be the big question

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by SLCUT2777
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1943
Views: 242973

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

AA will retain PHX just as DL will SLC. Both metro areas are fast growing O&D markets that neither carrier wants to divest.

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by SLCUT2777
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 59034

Re: Delta Network Thread 2020

Spring of 2021 Seasonal SLC-FCO Is this confirmed? Seems far fetched given DL cut MSP-FCO. I'd see them trying that again before trying a longer, thinner route which totally overflying MSP and DTW. Jeremy It is not confirmed. SLC-FCO is a bit far fetched, especially given the uncertainty of AZ. You...

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by SLCUT2777
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could YWG-LGA be possible with DL/WS JV?
Replies: 19
Views: 2755

Re: Could YWG-LGA be possible with DL/WS JV?

I might add that WS has attempted to gain perimeter exemptions for YYC flights to both DCA & LGA in recent years to no avail. YWG can connect via MSP on DL fairly easily and they do have U.S. pre-clearance, something coveted by a few other Canadian airports ..YYJ comes to mind.

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by SLCUT2777
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 59034

Re: Delta Network Thread 2020

Delta 2020 Confirmed International Additions/Changes: - BOS-MAN - BOS-LGW - ICN-MNL - LAX-AMS (Resumption) - DTW-PEK switches to PKX - SEA-PEK switches to PKX - NRT-ATL/DTW/PDX/HNL/SEA relocated to HND What could we see in 2020? - More growth from AUS/BOS to compete against AA's recent growth. - Mo...

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by SLCUT2777
Fri May 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 6724

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

I think WN will toy with adding a few flights here and there in ATL, but if WN grow measurably at a DL hub in the years ahead my best guess is they'll target SLC. Recently they brought back SAN and will restart STL. They could also go back into 4-5 former original Morris Air being SNA, PDX, BOI, GEG...

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by SLCUT2777
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 9915

Re: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019

Keep in mind DL served YYJ-SLC seasonally at one point (2006-2009). The biggest hurdle YYJ has so far as trans-border service is their lack of a U.S. Customs & Border Protection pre-clearance FIS desk. If Victoria built one, it would get utilized since the ferry services also utilize U.S. office...

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by SLCUT2777
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 72
Views: 11938

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

Has DEN ever really needed 16,000' of runway? Does SLC really still need to expand one of their 12,000' runways to 15,000? While both are hot and high, the demand may not dictate the infrastructure investment...

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by SLCUT2777
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New terminal project PVU - Provo, Utah News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 5624

Re: New terminal proposed for PVU - Provo, Utah

With a bigger terminal, you'd maybe expect a few RTs from the US3 but not enough to justify 10 gates, maybe 5 max. So you’re saying, if they build it, they will come? Meanwhile, SLC - which is spending several billion on a new terminal - is less than an hour’s (easy) drive away... with the US3 look...

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by SLCUT2777
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?
Replies: 40
Views: 5644

Re: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?

FlightLevel360 wrote:
To be honest, NW was the nail in the coffin that ended DL's exclusive relationship with U.S. based aircraft manufacturers

That happened back in the late 90's when MDD was swallowed by Boeing...

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by SLCUT2777
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?
Replies: 40
Views: 5644

Re: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?

caljn wrote:
Continental should have merged with Alaska.

The next merger will be Delta swallowing Alaska. They will then own their prime TPAC hub...

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by SLCUT2777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 9037

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

No one is saying SLC is going anywhere. Like I said, SLC is a great domestic hub and fills its role well, but it's nowhere near the level of O&D as DEN/PHX (markets that have more than double the population of SLC). If you think LH, year round KL, FCO will be served from SLC, sorry, that is not...

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by SLCUT2777
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 9037

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

I don't see this working out, at least not in the intermediate future. DL needs to focus on building out SEA, shifting anything to SLC would not help. Like I said above, SLC fills its role in the DL network as a great domestic connecting hub, but the O&D market is just too small for a lot of in...

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by SLCUT2777
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any change with the A380 and SEA
Replies: 20
Views: 4192

Re: Any change with the A380 and SEA

All said, it's highly doubtful SEA will ever see an A380 except for the rare occasional diversion. LAX, SFO & maybe YVR will be the only West Coast airports in North America that will likely ever see service from this aircraft.

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by SLCUT2777
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake City questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2488

Re: Salt Lake City questions

There is a certain organization based in SLC that seems to do a fair bit of traveling. I always figured they helped the numbers in SLC and growth. They also from what I've overheard have invested a significant amount of $$$ in Delta Air Lines stock within their religious charitable endowment fund. ...

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by SLCUT2777
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake City questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2488

Re: Salt Lake City questions

5, It's not the size of the city, it's the geographic location of the city. That's what hubs are all about and SLC is DL's hub in that area. It serves to consolidate passengers going west/east between cities/hubs that don't have enough traffic for direct flights. It's absolutely the size of the cit...

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by SLCUT2777
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 144
Views: 27549

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

American moving from Phoenix.[/quote]
Nah, Delta moving from SLC has always been the a.net rumor for years

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by SLCUT2777
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?
Replies: 100
Views: 12346

Re: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?

It's also an extremely long haul flight from PER to LAX/SFO, probably the longest in the world even exceeding LAX/EWR-Singapore. 18 hours+ in the air on a 789, 772LR or A350ULH is what this route would require.

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by SLCUT2777
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 7667

Re: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?

My take on this one still is WN will seek unopposed access to BFI and this concession to AS on PAE is part of the deal since AS lead the fight :hissyfit: to stop WN back in 2005. :stirthepot:

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by SLCUT2777
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20846

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

wnflyguy wrote:

BFI will never happen again.

Let's hope you're right, since WN would turn BFI into another DAL or MDW very quickly. PAE isn't governed by King County or the Port Authority of Seattle at least.

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by SLCUT2777
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20846

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

My take is WN did this with AS in an underhanded way so that AS will not complain when WN makes a move to get similar exclusive holdings on BFI as they attempted to do back in 2005. "We'll give you PAE for BFI."

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by SLCUT2777
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 38483

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

trexel94 wrote:
You can't be serious! St Louians must be fuming now.

I think destinations between Europe and the likes of STL, CVG, CLE are over. I think if BA plays with any additional North American destinations it will be the likes of PDX or SLC. DL may have beaten them in there.

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by SLCUT2777
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7805

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

Time for corporal punishment to be re-instituted in the U.S. & Canada. Such a stunt as this should earn the perpetrator a date with "Mr. Fuji" to be administered some "Singapore Justice!"

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by SLCUT2777
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 69180

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

klm617 wrote:
SEA-GRR I could see.

This will NEVER work if SEA-IND couldn't

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by SLCUT2777
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wyoming Aviation Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2617

Re: Wyoming Aviation Thread

there is a statewide commission looking at many of the various factors of improving WY air service https://trib.com/news/wyoming-air-service-plan-moves-forward/article_c92747fe-1336-5569-b709-46197409466a.html Riverton and Lander have bveen sharing an airport as far back as i remember and i'm 60 Ju...

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by SLCUT2777
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wyoming Aviation Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2617

Re: Wyoming Aviation Thread

There is a market in many Western and Pacific Northwest Communities that could support service with aircraft such as the P2012 or the Cessna SkyCourier 408. Its getting an airline to commit to it, getting communities to subsidize part of the service (cities of Riverton WY & Sheridan WY are near...

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by SLCUT2777
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV
Replies: 62
Views: 7211

Re: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV

But historically WS has been a LCC type of airline. It is not a legacy type carrier with business pax who have FF status, collect miles, and go out of their way to fly that specific airline. People fly WS because it is either the best price, itenerary, or some combination there of. Most Canadian PO...

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by SLCUT2777
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV
Replies: 62
Views: 7211

Re: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV

If WS wants more NYC options from DL it will be to LGA rather than JFK, similarly DL has enough DCA slots & enough power to swing a perimeter exemption to either from one of their western points of service like YVR or YYC. All said they’ve worked with both DL & AA as well as a short lived ye...

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by SLCUT2777
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV
Replies: 62
Views: 7211

Re: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV

My own predictions for new destinations are somewhat more modest. Jet: YYC- ATL/MSP YYZ - ATL Prop YYC - SEA/SLC YVR - SEA/SLC YQR/YXE/YQT/YWG - MSP YYZ - MSP/DTW(maybe) YOW/YUL - ATL But these are all totally guesses. As are mine. Keep in mind a connection on WS to any of these DL focus/hub cities...

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by SLCUT2777
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV
Replies: 62
Views: 7211

Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV

With WS finalizing the terms of a Joint Venture with DL for trans-border operations, I think it’s safe to assume WestJet will soon be announcing some forthcoming U.S. destinations. We can all speculate where they might end up. My predictions: AUS via YVR & YYC SLC via YYC, YEG, YVR ATL via YYZ, ...

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by SLCUT2777
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 19658

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

To this day none of the gates at SLC can take any 744 or 748, A34X or A388 any carrier brings in. KLM has used a 77W on an equipment substitution as recently as May 20 & that’s as big as will fit at gates D-1, D-3 or E-1 that are directly connected to the FIS desk. 2 years from now, the new inte...

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by SLCUT2777
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 10531

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

[quote="wave46"][quote="ADrum23"] 2. Westjet launched their year-round flagship service to London from Calgary in 2016 This one perhaps becomes the most relevant given WS has a joint venture with DL which makes them a defacto member of SkyTeam. This aligns them more with KL or AF...

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by SLCUT2777
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Class action lawsuit to fight Montreal airport noise pollution gets go-ahead
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

Re: Class action lawsuit to fight Montreal airport noise pollution gets go-ahead

It's a sad day when junk litigation out on the fringe becomes case law. The airport and its operations have long been in place before the mentioned neighborhoods came into existence.

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by SLCUT2777
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX
Replies: 97
Views: 11948

Re: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX

[quote="iyerhari"][quote="enilria"] *DL ATL-YVR NOV 0.9>0 DL YVR cuts for ATL and SLC. WS getting some of the DL routs as part of Joint Venture? One of the SLC-YVR frequencies has always been via a connection carrier (OO), but seasonally the other has been mainline. WS jumps into...

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by SLCUT2777
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ME3 and PHX
Replies: 51
Views: 5317

Re: The ME3 and PHX

I could see PHX supporting a ULCC to Europe. I cannot see it supporting a ME3. Denver I think is more attractive for the ME3 and that hasn't even happened yet. Denver is too high for such long distance flights. Perhaps it might work as a one stop through Europe. DEN has the runway at 16,000' in len...

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by SLCUT2777
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Service Dead Zones
Replies: 37
Views: 5574

Re: Airline Service Dead Zones

One in the south that comes to mind is Hattiesburg, MS (PIB), which has AA Eagle service one/day to DFW & ORD each. 2+ hours driving to MSY or JAN...

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by SLCUT2777
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Pre clearance approval for Toronto Billy Bishop (YTZ) and Quebec (YQB)
Replies: 9
Views: 3454

Re: US Pre clearance approval for Toronto Billy Bishop (YTZ) and Quebec (YQB)

I’m certain now YYJ is jumping up & down about also being included.

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by SLCUT2777
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 23978

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

I would also not be the least bit surprised to see WS in SLC & taking mainline flights to YVR, YYC as well as adding back YEG & YYZ. Thereby shifting OO connection flying to smaller stations such as bringing back YYJ or one that could work like YQL.

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by SLCUT2777
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see US to Vietnam nonstop?
Replies: 31
Views: 7967

Re: Will we ever see US to Vietnam nonstop?

jeffrey1970 wrote:
I wonder if Delta will start a non-stop flight from MSY to whatever city VN flies to (if they get permission) since their is a large Vietnamese-American population in New Orleans.

DL has year around non-stop LAX-MSY service...

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by SLCUT2777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 84411

Re: Delta A350 Future Routes

Asia routes from JFK & LAX are where the future $$$ are for DL on longer, thinner routes. Europe routes can be accommodated with existing 763ER, 764 as well as any of the A332, A333 & forthcoming A330neo aircraft. As for the full complement of 25 A350 DL "could" retire the 772ER fl...

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