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by jfern022
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 207
Views: 24722

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

No it cant! Can we stop posting complete BS in an informational, factual forum With all due respect to the Miami posters, people are heavily overstating the amount of traffic between FLL & MIA. There is no place in the US where a 30mi drive can "regularly" take 3 hours, not even LA As...

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by jfern022
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 552
Views: 63320

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

The 757-200s will be interesting to watch- a 757 captain I chatted with at JFK a couple years ago (obviously, pre-COVID) said he wouldn't have been surprised to see at least a few stick around into the 2030s which, given some of the frames are from 2004-05, is plausible. I know the 75S’s (with D1) ...

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by jfern022
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 610
Views: 74902

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

If Delta felt there was a market there they'd be serving it already. Seems to be pretty well covered with UA and AA serving the market The same can be said about all the routes you suggest from DTW Very true so why don't we just support each other and this forum could be a so much better place. Agr...

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by jfern022
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36963

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Before mass furloughs or layoffs, the WARN Act requires employers to notify effected individuals of a potential job loss. Delta only sent 2,558 of these notices to pilots, no other employees. It's been apparent for weeks that come OCT 1, all non-contract Delta front-line workers would still be empl...

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by jfern022
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36182

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

Once again, the larger object lesson is to never, never trust United if you work for a contractor who is beholden to UAL. Never. Or DL who did ComAir dirty and shut down Compass. Or American who dropped Air Wisconsin like a hot potato. It’s just all a part of the regional game. Let’s remember OH du...

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by jfern022
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 115
Views: 13626

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

Those that want an airport on the north side want it up there but opposite of where they are. Those in Cherokee want it further east. Those in Forsyth will want it out west in Paulding. They all would want it up north, but not in their county simply for having the headache a second airport brings. O...

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by jfern022
Wed May 06, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet/Nose Numbers
Replies: 38
Views: 3503

Re: Fleet/Nose Numbers

For DL 100's - 76W (763ER) 1001-1099 A321 1200, 1200, 1500, 1600, 1700 76W 1800 - 764 3001-3099 - A321 3100's -A319 3200's - A320 3300 - A330 3400 - A339 3500 - A359 3600 - B73W 3700 - B738 3800/3900 - B739 5500-5600 -B752 5800 - B753 600's - B752 6300 - B744 6800 - B752 7000 - B772ER 7100 - B772LR ...

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by jfern022
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 526
Views: 70019

Re: DL3343 to ORD?

Lot of mail going back and forth too

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by jfern022
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384956

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Sorry if that post came across as what I personally think. It's just what has been going around the airport. It's the same kind of rumor that was spread a couple years ago regarding the 10,000 per year of service early outs/retirement which never happened. There will be a reduction of staffing come...

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by jfern022
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 384956

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

The last two early outs DL offered had no medical, hence the low acceptance.

I know many people who said if DL offered medical and nothing else, they’d take it in a heartbeat.

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by jfern022
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140339

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

This would be news if AA did not have a trash can of an operation. AS loyals will expect a good run operation, which AA is not. DP better ensure focus is placed at SEA for their operation.

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by jfern022
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12170

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

I overheard a group of FA’s in ATL talking amongst each other saying they were getting doctors note even though they weren’t sick, to change to the alternate uniforms so they can “unite for AFA”

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by jfern022
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38578

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

Because Delta has put the main cabin lavs in the AFT galley. They split the galley in half and put the lavs there. That allows you to add a couple of rows. AA's plane even after the retrofit have the lavs in the cabin. That's another difference unionization can make. Delta's flight attendants have ...

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by jfern022
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38578

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

DELTA A321 CEO: 191 seats NEO: 197 seats AA A321 OASIS: 190 seats NEO: 196 seats. DL and AA are within 1 seat of each other, but J PE E DL 20 29 143 192 total AA2 16 15 156 187 total AA1 16 36 129 181 total SeatGuru says Delta's PE seats are recliners; I will leave it to others to say if those 'rec...

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by jfern022
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens Concourse G at LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 11444

Re: Delta opens Concourse G at LGA

The Port Authority controls Terminal B (and the landmarked Terminal A), but Delta's control of much of the remainder of the gates (aside from the landmarked Terminal A of which JetBlue has exclusive use) is key here, as they don't want overruns. That may be what is key. Delta’s project isn’t as sub...

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by jfern022
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38578

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

usairways787 wrote:
Typical Doug, blaming everyone but himself and the decisions at the top that have turned us into what it we are today. An LCC only in a legacy name, with $20+ billion in debt.


Isn’t their debt load north of $30B?

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by jfern022
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/29/2019: DL Adds BOS-FCO;WN Adds OGG-SMF, ATL-MEM, DSM-DEN if MAX Comes Back
Replies: 37
Views: 10632

Re: OAG Changes 9/29/2019: DL Adds BOS-FCO;WN Adds OGG-SMF, ATL-MEM, DSM-DEN if MAX Comes Back

WN's start of 1.5 flights a day MEM-ATL is of little significance to DL's 11x. WN will have so comparatively few valid connections to relevant markets it isn't going to matter. Example: DL 11x MEM-ATL connecting to 12x ATL-JAX WN 1.5x MEM-ATL connecting to 3x ATL-JAX. ATL opens up easier connection...

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by jfern022
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 13769

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

Also failed miserably by Delta....MIA-LHR Now,...will THAT come back? The Delta MIALHR flight was transferred to a second daily Virgin Atlantic frequency under their joint venture. Delta is probably better leaving it to Virgin branding in this route. The slot was divested in the AA/BA JV tieup. The...

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by jfern022
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 127616

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Wonder if DL deferring the 10 of 25 A350's was in possible anticipation of this?

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by jfern022
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19695

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

It's very telling that neither DTW or MSP are included in any of this expansion. There is already DL service at those hubs. The US destinations they are referring to aren’t covered by DL at the moment. They want to expand into new unserved markets by the DL/VS JV. Sure it’s probably more beneficial...

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by jfern022
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19695

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

Correct me if I’m wrong, the whole FlyBe deal was geared more towards MAN and LGW? No slots at LHR?

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by jfern022
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261755

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

It still confuses me as to why they are retiring the MD-90 so early! Some A320s in their fleet are still older than the MD-90s, with some 717s in the fleet equally as old and not being retired until 2030... oh well. If I were starting an airline and were looking for some cheap A/C, I’d gladly take ...

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by jfern022
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 83273

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

There is a sizeable Philippine community in Southeast Michigan and Northwest always maintained one stop flights from Detroit. :roll: Because continuing to do things the way they've always been done historically is such a great idea. :roll: And because everything NW did was always profitable. That p...

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by jfern022
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 28156

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

Probably still better than flying AA ! Surely the guy with the username "Delta777Jet" won't be biased at all lmao. AA's premium product on transcon routes blows anything else out of the water, especially DL But that means you have to fly AA and deal with their surly staff. Everyone, and I...

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by jfern022
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 65
Views: 11876

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

Honestly, Atlanta should probably spend the money on building another gate complex somewhere else on the property, perhaps at the north end of the field where Signature is currently located. Build a 55 gate facility there and move Southwest, United, American, Spirit, JetBlue, Frontier, Alaska,and A...

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by jfern022
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19590

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

US3 hardly represent the USA as FedEx, JetBlue, Atlas Air, Boeing, US Travel Association and many other groups have proven. The only thing US3 represent are the US3 and they would happily live in a market where they would hold near total control and minimal competition. Just like 45’s best buds at ...

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by jfern022
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR
Replies: 94
Views: 17326

Re: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR

As someone who lives in Miami, I'd love to see it. I think AA would make it hell for them though and it'd be a much tougher fight than either AS in SEA or B6 in BOS. I'm not sure DL would see it as being worth the fight but who knows. DL is basically throwing money at sea, Boston and lax with littl...

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by jfern022
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 71
Views: 17634

Re: Delta at LHR

As we know, LHR is a OW hub. But, some *A members such as UA and AC still have more flights to LHR compare to other *A hub in Europe like FRA. However, DL has far less daily departure from LHR than what AA and UA have. I know the close relationship between DL and AF/KL with JV, will we see DL addin...

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by jfern022
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 17690

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

If people want to smoke then we should let them smoke, their life, their choices. They can be whoever they want to be. Sure, as long as they pay for their own medical bill when their habit collects its toll... But that's not the case, now, is it? Instead, part of my insurance premium goes towards c...

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by jfern022
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 13124

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

Some people will believe anything to portray a negative attitude towards Delta.

It’s quite immature and shows people’s biases

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by jfern022
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23768

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

I’m not militant. Im a realist. We lost so much in the two chapter 11s. AA is making billions, Doug Parker “ We will never lose money again”. Yet they are asking us for concessions. Doug made $19 million last year, they’ve spent $14 billion over the past several years on stock buybacks, yet the sto...

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by jfern022
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 14576

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

I do know the Sheraton on the south side was purchased already and closed in preparation.

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by jfern022
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 14612

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

FlyHappy wrote:
kiowa wrote:
FlyHappy wrote:

source of this information? I could not find.


Pax seems like a reliable source:)


where was it reported that Pax admitted use? I did not see it in the media article (did I miss?). Or were you or fern022 on the flight?


Wasn’t reported to the media.

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by jfern022
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 14612

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

It was not alcohol the passenger was under the influence of.

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by jfern022
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 42576

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Can't confirm it, but a UA pilot posted elsewhere, it was a new hire FO on his IOE. If so, thats not good for him/her.

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by jfern022
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 350382

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

No matter who picks it up will have the unions to contend with, which won't make matters easy, unless the IT government steps in to handle that.

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by jfern022
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 7718

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

“Just barely?” That’s just wrong. Most of the operational issues are getting into EYW and its associated self-imposed, company restrictions especially when the runway is wet. In 4+ years of flying that jet into/out of EYW, I’ve never been weight restricted either way. In fact, yesterday I took off ...

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by jfern022
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 21116

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Its amazing to me how many people on here get their rocks off by trying to discredit a great effort by DL and their employees. Exactly. DL is the airline people on a.net love to hate. Did DL do this as pure philanthropy? No, of course. They will get great PR out of this, most likely much more than ...

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by jfern022
Sun May 26, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 5224

Re: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.

Those "garbage" agents are all working gates in Atlanta so more than 50% chance they came from DL, just sayin While that may be true, I have never seen lazier people than I’ve seen in DTW. Countless times either passing through on work or leisure have I seen just an unwillingness to help ...

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by jfern022
Sun May 26, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 5224

Re: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.

I would say the management at delta has been the “contentious “ one. They have been pushing around their employees with non-union propaganda. I believe the unions have been quite respectful of their potential members. The unions are just as bad. They harass the Delta employees, either by stopping t...

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by jfern022
Sat May 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 5224

Re: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.

When is union organizing not contentious? Based on my experiences, there are three levels: respectful, contentious and Northwest contentious. I'm a union guy of 20 years and the vast majority of my union dealings have been respectful. Only one contentious organizing incident with a former employer....

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by jfern022
Wed May 01, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 8198

Re: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops

AS is a niche carrier compared to the majors. It’s a no frills airline but the staff have that PNW charm and friendliness. I can see how they are at the top. "PNW charm and friendliness" reminds me of the friendliness of the Northwest flight attendants that I used to experience years ago....

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by jfern022
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 165065

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

The stupidity from some people on this site is astounding.

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by jfern022
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Overnight Parking
Replies: 14
Views: 3959

Re: LaGuardia Overnight Parking

I know that the gates in C/D are all Delta’s. NK, F9 and WS all sublease from DL.

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by jfern022
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article
Replies: 36
Views: 5380

Re: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article

What's stopping them now is not dollars, it's bandwidth. Once it's free and everyone uses it, it needs to have much broader bandwidth. It is being improved now in preparation for the free service. B6 has had free, fast WiFi for years. The technology has long been there. Only thing stopping airlines...

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by jfern022
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 84
Views: 12896

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

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klm617 wrote:
Another big hit for Detroit losing GRU. At this point anything Delta adds at Detroit is pretty much meaningless are far as growth goes because every add gets washed away by an equal cancelation or reduction in service.


Thank god you don't work in Network Planning or RM at Delta.

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by jfern022
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 51
Views: 3849

Re: Delta looking to sell refinery

Queue the replies of all the “masterminds” that will say the refinery was stupid on Delta’s part! Have to love all the armchair CEO’s that live in their mothers basement.

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by jfern022
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM widebody shortage
Replies: 50
Views: 17640

Re: KLM widebody shortage

As it stands right now DL will be covering until the 6th of February. They will run the extra section DL9921/2 to cover KL621/2. KL has one 772 out for damage for a couple weeks.

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by jfern022
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations
Replies: 75
Views: 28817

Re: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations

Delta doesn't have any crew bases for MD-88s in NYC anymore, and they made a very public statement saying those planes will no longer fly in and out of NYC Airports. Eh? I'm booked on an ATL-EWR flight in a couple weeks, Delta is listing the equipment as MD-88 (and a domestic 763 to ATL). It depend...

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