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by flyboy80
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20816

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

How does delta manage to have more seats on the 77E/L with 9 abreast? Do they have fewer galleys, lavs, or less pitch versus AA and UA?

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by flyboy80
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 15571

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

I see there's a LGB mainline flight to SLC in December as well, has there been mainline scheduled there in the past?

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by flyboy80
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14659

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

I wonder why Delta is congested. Part of their move to the North side was to be more efficient. They certainly aren't operating that many more flights, despite some up gauging to mainline. They went from about 12 gates at their former T5 location to at least six or seven more at 2/3 and one or two a...

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by flyboy80
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 74445

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

I was recently on an AS, former VX, A320 with the spaceflex V1 galley and I was surprised It had much larger lavatories than DL's 319/320 spaceflex configuration. I can't understand WHY DL, so customer focused, ever chose that atrocious configuration they did? Not to mention, boarding on the 319 and...

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by flyboy80
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 74445

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

I don't understand the overhaul issue from the IAE engines on the MD90. Are they so different from the Airbus engines, despite DL not having IAE Airbus engines, they can't be performed stateside?

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by flyboy80
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline size rank OR/WA/CA
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Airline size rank OR/WA/CA

How do carriers rank when combining capacity in/between OR, WA, CA? I know several ways to slice the pie and there’s no one size fits all scenario I.e. AS will dominate in terms of capacity between WA and CA, but adding the large intra California networks of UA and WN changes the picture. Taking out...

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by flyboy80
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 spaceflex differences
Replies: 7
Views: 3141

A320 spaceflex differences

I recently flew on an AS (VX) A320. The aft lavatory and galley is the spaceflex design, but unlike the design Ive seen on DL, with two side by side lavs, the middle lavatory is not straight in, it’s perpendicular to the aisle and recessed about one foot versus the outboard lav next to it- and signi...

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by flyboy80
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD Runways
Replies: 14
Views: 2495

Re: ORD Runways

I don't know if it's because of construction or something, but I've landed on 10C ( I think) maybe it was the opposite direction, I really don't know, and then we taxi all the way back up, and cross 10L, while aircraft are departing 10L via an intersection a ways down...It's been excruciating slow t...

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by flyboy80
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 74445

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Supposedly there are some new changes coming to galley configurations; Anyone know what those might be and on what aircraft?

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by flyboy80
Thu May 30, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?
Replies: 13
Views: 3416

Re: What happened to Continental's 737-900s?

It appears both AS and CO ordered a small amount of 900's before the ER. What are the primary structural differences between the two airplanes? I know the ER is probably heavier with a higher MTW. I did once have a flight in 2012, BOS-PDX, swapped from a 800 to a 900. It had about 20 open seats. I r...

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by flyboy80
Fri May 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Flight Attendant History
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: Southwest Flight Attendant History

That’s all they had in 1986? I guess that seems about right. Southwest majorly expanded in California post PSA correct?

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by flyboy80
Thu May 23, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Flight Attendant History
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: Southwest Flight Attendant History

In the early 1980s it was hard to get on at any airline, including SW. As early as back then SW had a good reputation and people left international carriers for SW. Phoenix was opened in the 1980s so SW has been outside of Texas for a long time now. They have been Unionized since the very early day...

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by flyboy80
Thu May 23, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Flight Attendant History
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Southwest Flight Attendant History

I recently read Southwest has over 11K flight attendants now, and in many ways I consider Southwest a de facto legacy carrier. As far as I know, Southwest Airlines didn't really begin to expand outside of Texas until post deregulation, and even then I'm thinking it must have been fairly limited thro...

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by flyboy80
Sat May 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41789

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

wouldn’t this hurt Alaska? The way I see it, Alaska benefits from it’s size. They take over JetBlue they become a new model that would be lacking considerably in the Midwest and be highly dependent a network with unconnected traffic flows. I just don’t see how it would mesh together and not create a...

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by flyboy80
Sat May 18, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 112376

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

So, it would appear the Airspace XL bins are retrofittable to older Airbus cabins? Much nicer design than the awful pivot bins Delta chose for the A319/20 retrofits in 2015/16

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by flyboy80
Fri May 17, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 15571

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

What is the timeline with the A220-100 delivery schedule? I recall hearing that production was not up to speed and they don't expect it to be for quite sometime limiting the deliveries to like on or two a month. Only west coast 221 flights I see are out of SLC to Texas, but I imagine at some point t...

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by flyboy80
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 63
Views: 12952

Re: Delta 321neo routes

How many 321N will DL take in 2020; and wont they also continue to take ceo in 2020 and 2021? Not that it makes a big difference, but the two generations of 321 at DL will have different seating capacity so they won't be interchangeable like the 737-900/-9 at UA and 737-800/-8 are at AA.

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by flyboy80
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7610

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

How would a lack of unions have anything to do with Delta's success? Did it help Delta in the 1990s, didn't other airlines that were heavily unionized win coveted J.D. Power awards and out perform DL at various points in history, despite being unionized? And from a cost perspective, perhaps Delta's ...

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by flyboy80
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Q1 2019 earning thread
Replies: 72
Views: 10447

Re: Delta Air Lines Q1 2019 earning thread

They need to separate themselves further from united and American. While DL is “favored” by many, they are attracting revenue premiums based on customer focus. The CS/A220 shows this focus, as does 777 reconfigurations and keeping 9 across in coach. It’s time for DL to ‘slightly’ de-densify their 73...

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by flyboy80
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I believe there are dual taxiways between A and B concourses where there are technically hard stands (I see the parking lines painted) but it looks kind of tight. In the summer I’ve seen as many as 11 WN 737s on the ground a few -700s parked in that middle hard stand area. Before Allegiant I think W...

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by flyboy80
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

CVG is heavy on the RJ side too. Mainline wise IND and CVG have been about even, obviously CVG having more mainline routes than IND and being still a "real" sort of hub I guess you could say. I wonder how much money the CVG mini hub makes. They expanded it not too long ago I believe and I ...

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by flyboy80
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

That is a sizable increase in seats, and mainline frequency, versus Sept18. I'm still hoping to see one mainline/day on BOS/LGA especially as more 717s come back east (I think thats the plan) and other mainline deliveries displace some RJ capacity.

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by flyboy80
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787 New Business Class Seats
Replies: 27
Views: 6825

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787 New Business Class Seats

Why is it pictured inside a 767? Must have been the virtual design marketed initially to HA.

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by flyboy80
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)
Replies: 43
Views: 11739

Re: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)

I think the purple shades are too trendy to include prominently in any livery, Delta or United. Purple (as well as other colors/ patterns) can be added to uniforms, interiors, signage, branding elements and be continuously refreshed/disposed of for much cheaper than painting an entire fleet.

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by flyboy80
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)
Replies: 43
Views: 11739

Re: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)

I thought a few years ago Delta did experiment with a new type of paint? I was told it could only be noticed if viewed in direct sun light.

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by flyboy80
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)
Replies: 43
Views: 11739

Re: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)

The Delta domestic 757 is miserable. If your in comfort plus your lucky to get overhead bin space. If your in the main cabin your squeezed super tight. Delta was the first airline to densify their fleet despite everyone is giving American so much flack about their project oasis. Delta put 199 seats ...

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by flyboy80
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)
Replies: 43
Views: 11739

Re: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)

I think Delta's livery is perfectly fine and can easily stand the test of time with rebranding elements as they develop, but of the US3, their interior concepts is the most unattractive aesthetically speaking. The blue they use on their seat covers doesn't age well and reminds me of public transport...

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by flyboy80
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ULCC ranks and futures questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

ULCC ranks and futures questions.

My history, research, and facts may not all be correct, or close to, but I'll try to summarize my opinions and questions with what I know, or think to know, in mind. How fast is the ULCC market growing in the states? Is the business model under more pressure or less versus traditional network carrie...

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by flyboy80
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41217

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

What kind of overhead bins do the older generation modded 737s have? Do they have shelf bins, or sky-interior like overheads?

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by flyboy80
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41217

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

I personally do not need seat back screens on a domestic flight. I'd rather they Invest in better internet and streaming entertainment IFE options, save the PTV installation and upkeep money and weight, maybe take a row of seats out making the plane more comfortable. Everyone has a cell phone, lap t...

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by flyboy80
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 74445

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Supposedly the A321n begin arriving in mid to late 2020? When will the A321 deliveries be wrapping up- I presume around the same time? Delta's 321 configuration with space flex aft galley and lavatory complex and It's been rumored the 321N will have a standard airbus galley. I know the exit plan wil...

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by flyboy80
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41217

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Delta 321 is horrible. Extremely tight and the lavatories are in the galley! DL and UA have had the slim lavatories for years now and no one says anything. But for some reason when AA does it everyone gets upset. From what I know, DL are ending the use of the Space-Flex (i.e. lavatories in the gall...

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by flyboy80
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 41217

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Are they really worse than all of DLs reconfigured aircraft such as MD90s, The 199 seat 752, 234 seat 753 and airbus airplanes with lavatories literally in the galleys? I guess DL has TVs on most aircraft and a few snacks AA doesn’t have but generally I find AA planes cleaner than DLs. I haven’t bee...

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by flyboy80
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I never knew US had a small Express operation in IND with Do328 and SF340s. I guess this must be a remanent of the US Air hub days in IND. Us Air was sure concentrated in this quadrant of the country with hubs in BOS, DCA, CLT, PHL, PIT, IND, and even DAY I think at one point?

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by flyboy80
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone have a former timetable or recall Delta’s pre 2000s operations at IND. including regular daily scheduled services and aircraft types.?

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by flyboy80
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

But in terms of overall passengers, IND is still ahead of CVG correct? I knlw the numbers are presented in different formats, but I’m interested in local traffic statistics- not connecting. I believe Indianapolis has a slightly larger economic footprint than the cvg area, but that means little when ...

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by flyboy80
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

And CVG is still behind IND in terms of pax? I know CVG has grown recently too, but I guess thats not saying much as many airports have seen some good growth in recent years. I've always expected CVG to out perform IND with Delta's former hub there, and the fact Delta still offers much more service ...

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by flyboy80
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 112
Views: 21453

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

The A321 CEO is tight in DL's configuration. They have the space flex-flex and then a modified space-flex galley and hence the two seating configurations; both aft lavs are behind the aft (4L/4R) doors on the left side of the wall with the galley on the right side- Bathrooms in the galley. DL's 321s...

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by flyboy80
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

With the VS JV perhaps it makes more sense for DL, with their local market presence, to serve LHR from IND as a seasonal supplement to CDG. I’m not sure how or with what availability of equipment. I’ve heard DLs IND-CDG’s largest connecting market is India. I know VS is increasing India flights from...

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by flyboy80
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 702
Views: 90459

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't want to be negative but I'm not optimistic in regard to Delta expanding a lot here. I don't think some of these markets discussed can justify service that's not infrequent and operated by the likes of G4, F9, NK. DL for example; PDX is well served via connections through SLC and MSP- and in ...

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by flyboy80
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172589

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I was looking at April schedules in Passrider and noticed a lot of 220 (CS1) operating 'through' DFW and into DTW. I know the 220 is deployed on DFW initially out of the first base, NYC, so that makes sense. I wonder how long it will take before the 220 replaces some RJ frequencies through IND. Not ...

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by flyboy80
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How was the Fokker F28?
Replies: 1
Views: 738

How was the Fokker F28?

Another thread raised some interesting questions in my mind about the F28. I believe this airplane went into service in the late 1960s or early 1970s and its purpose was perhaps as one of the first regional jets. Unlike other airplanes of the same period, like the DC-9, the F28 doesn't have thrust r...

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by flyboy80
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air Fokker F28 History
Replies: 18
Views: 3709

Horizon Air Fokker F28 History

I have fond memories of watching the QX Fokkers, but It's been so long, I can't remember much about being around them other than they were incredibly loud- like a screaming sound even when taxing, and also didn't have thrust reversers either. What was their history with Horizon? I don't recall wethe...

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by flyboy80
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172589

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Can anyone speculate, based on the DOT data, what markets are the largest "business" and "leisure" from IND? I would think somewhere, perhaps more than one, city in Florida would be most utilized for leisure travelers. I know an 'exact' explanation depends on an actual definition...

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by flyboy80
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172589

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I think there will be a second TA on DL from IND, but unlike others, I don't think it will be AMS. I really believe they are after a large chunk of local traffic to London and will eventually augment CDG with non-daily LHR service. AMS serves a large connection role with some redundancy as CDG and I...

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by flyboy80
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 13287

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

Has DL loaded any A220s into the schedule yet?

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by flyboy80
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 13811

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

I don't understand this argument. When talking main cabin, are any of the US legacy's "comfortable" in the main cabin? AA/UA/DL are pretty standard at 30" of pitch and "slimline" seats have been installed over the past 5 or 6 years adding seats to every mainline aircraft. De...

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by flyboy80
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!
Replies: 32
Views: 6768

Re: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!

I've worked in the cabin on many of these airplanes, including 717s, the forward galley is incredibly loud (like MD80s/90s/DC9s) and I've always believed it to be "air noise" It starts shortly after takeoff when the plane picks up speed I've noticed. It's actually hard to hear other flight...

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by flyboy80
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9473

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

Aren't AA FAs currently wearing a mix of three (?) uniforms? I saw one in Miami the other day with the old uniform on. I believe there was a grey uniform and then a darker second uniform that everyone was allergic to, is this correct?

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by flyboy80
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172589

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I wouldn't expect ORD, SFO, DEN from Indy- to my point this market won't be a "Boston" or even Cinncinatti. I agree about the others you mentioned and would be truly surprised to see IND-LAS. If anything more comes of West Coast by DL from Indy I think it will be a seasonal second SLC perh...

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