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by tjerome
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has DL pretty much down-gauged its TA routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 2591

Re: Has DL pretty much down-gauged its TA routes?

ATL-FCO one frequency is on the 359. Nonetheless we still see some ATL/DTW-AMS/CDG frequencies on the 359 as well.

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by tjerome
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 212189

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Does anyone know why the 764 fleet is rather underutilized this summer? Is it because of pilot shortage? For July for example, I have found the 764 on these routes, which are way under the size of the fleet… JFK-LHR (2x) JFK-MAD JFK-NCE JFK-ZRH ATL-LHR (2x) ATL-MAD ATL-MUC ATL-EZE (requires 2 frame...

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by tjerome
Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 211743

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

DL had to cancel 7% of their flights today. I strongly doubt we will be seeing any major adds for summer 2023. I wouldn't judge summer 2023 based on mid June of 2022. There's continuous hiring of pilots and flight attendants, and more planes being delivered. I'd be willing to wager we'll see the sa...

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by tjerome
Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 440
Views: 77244

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

This is something that's been discussed as a hypothetical in here before. My first question would be, who will pay for it? Massport is already in the midst of some large projects at Logan. The already mentioned phase 2 of the terminal E expansion has been pushed down the road and probably won't see...

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by tjerome
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 440
Views: 77244

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I don’t mean to beat a dead horse, but why has Massport been so obstinate about adding customs at Terminal A? I can see why it might not make sense when DL had only a few international flights. But they’re reaching double digits now. From what I heard, when Terminal A was built customs didn't have ...

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by tjerome
Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 440
Views: 77244

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I think last night DL had 3 763s (Dub, LIS, EDI), a 764 (LHR) and 6 333/339s (2x AMS, 1x CDG, 1x FCO, 1x ATH, 1x TLV). Maybe a FA base in the future? Delta already has a BOS FA base. Several years ago, a DL employee told me that the DL FA base in Boston was a "virtual " base, whatever tha...

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by tjerome
Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 211743

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

DL adding BDL-LGA starting September 6th. 3x daily on a CR9. https://thepointsguy.com/news/laguardia ... est-route/ JFK would've been better for international options. But this helps for Northeast centric connections. This is an egregious example of slot squatting. No higher yielding passengers in ...

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by tjerome
Mon Jun 06, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces Opening of LGA Headhouse and New Concourse E
Replies: 56
Views: 9344

Re: Delta Announces Opening of LGA Headhouse and New Concourse E

...10 of the total gates will be 757-200 capable (2 of those gate will be able to handle planes up to the 767-400ER but Delta has stated that it does not intend to bring widebodies back to LGA; Delta intends to use those gates for diversions only ). Bolded for emphasis It would be very rare to send...

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by tjerome
Mon May 23, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR employee assaulted
Replies: 34
Views: 7672

Re: UA EWR employee assaulted

I'd be willing to wager that employee will be out of a job.

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by tjerome
Fri May 13, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 211743

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

avi8 wrote:
I’m shocked that there’s still no crew/pilot base at BOS.


It was in the works pre-COVID for summer 2020, but sounds like a 320 base for BOS may come next year.

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by tjerome
Mon May 02, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to start paying F/As during boarding
Replies: 135
Views: 20054

Re: DL to start paying F/As during boarding

I don’t know the history of the comp for flight crew, so I have nothing to add there. I do have a question - does this half-pay for boarding last from the time boarding starts (e.g. 40 minutes before departure assuming no delays) until pushback, when the standard comp kicks in? And if there is a de...

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by tjerome
Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 211743

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Anyone know why DAL159 DTW-ICN has a delayed departure so often? I’m aware of longer routes delaying the arrival, just curious why it departs late frequently. Could be anything but I know those ICN flights are running into COVID related documentation issues/CBP a lot where they are having to pull p...

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by tjerome
Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS evacuation due to a Playstation console
Replies: 9
Views: 2194

Re: BOS evacuation due to a Playstation console

I imagine that right near the anniversary of the Marathon bombing, They would rather be prudent and err on the side of caution. So, this. I lived in Boston for years after the bombing (until 2 years ago when I relocated) and the city gets very twitchy around the marathon now. Entire segments of dow...

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by tjerome
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 212189

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Will the 764 fleet become more focused on domestic routes as the A339s and A350s take over international routes? My understanding is that the 764 was originally ordered to do a lot of domestic flying anyway, to replace the L1011. No, the goal will be to keep the 764 on international routes for as l...

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by tjerome
Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 211743

Re: Delta’s long term SLC plans

The cost of living in Utah has sky rocketed in the last few years, mostly driven by high home prices and that is keeping businesses from relocating to Utah and instead choosing to go to places like Texas. I'd say it's skyrocketed in the last year. I was in consideration for a job in SLC in March of...

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by tjerome
Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 211743

Re: Delta’s long term SLC plans

The cost of living in Utah has sky rocketed in the last few years, mostly driven by high home prices and that is keeping businesses from relocating to Utah and instead choosing to go to places like Texas. I'd say it's skyrocketed in the last year. I was in consideration for a job in SLC in March of...

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by tjerome
Mon Apr 04, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 211743

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

During the months of April & May, Delta has reduced frequency and downgauged equipment on DL101/110 ATL-EZE-ATL. It will be operated 5x week instead of daily, with 763ER instead of the 764. It looks like daily service will be resumed in June. That's surprising. They have been doing pretty good ...

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by tjerome
Wed Mar 23, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 211743

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

DL will start flying PVD-MSP 5x weekly beginning June 6th and upgrading to daily on July 7th on an A320. That will be year round, they did add it seasonally last summer but was last served in 2014. Also, looks like CR9 service to LGA started out of PVD earlier this year and DTW is seeing 717s. Inter...

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by tjerome
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 440
Views: 77244

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Question - is parking cheaper or more convenient than taking a Logan Express or a taxi / uber / Lyft? I'm a city rat, so I almost always take public transit or a cab/uber/lyft. When I lived in Chelsea (moved out of state just about a year ago) an Uber would usually be about $15 one way. So as long ...

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by tjerome
Mon Mar 14, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 212189

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

I was on N702TW today and it still had the sidewalls and overhead bins as originally delivered to TWA. Didn't DL re-do all of the 757 interiors, or just their original ones? N702TW was delivered in 1996. This is an original DL 757 pictured in 1999 (ship 678 delivered in 1992) with these bins so ass...

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by tjerome
Sun Mar 06, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 212189

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

notgranola wrote:
Looks like 171 was stored...no flights loaded after March 1. Kind of sad about that one...was their first 763ER, oldest plane in their fleet as things stand now. Hopefully I'm wrong...


It is sitting in ATL near the Renaissance... still no flights scheduled but it might be a spare.

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by tjerome
Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 440
Views: 77244

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Kno wrote:
PilotJAY16 wrote:
Kno wrote:

A19 does fit the 767-400 but I don’t think a330s can fit.


What about A13 and A17?


Unless they changed it a13 tops out at 763. I think a17 is max 757-300….


A13 no longer takes a 763.

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by tjerome
Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 212189

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

n515cr wrote:
N839MH 1815 Entered Jan 22, 2019; finished Oct 20, 2020, delayed due to COVID-19
N840MH 1816 Entered Jan 23, 2019; finished Sep 11, 2020, delayed due to COVID-19


Those start dates should be 2020 and not 2019

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by tjerome
Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 440
Views: 77244

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

A17 gets blocked when A16 is used buy a widebody? I thought A16 was configured to A16A so A17 can be used? A16A does not block A17, it was changed several years ago. Can A17 and A13/A19 fit an A330? What is the biggest aircraft that A6(A) can fit? The A330 only can go to A14 and A16. A6A can take u...

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by tjerome
Sat Jan 29, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 440
Views: 77244

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

PilotJAY16 wrote:
A17 gets blocked when A16 is used buy a widebody? I thought A16 was configured to A16A so A17 can be used?


A16A does not block A17, it was changed several years ago.

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by tjerome
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1045
Views: 212189

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

SEA 220 base was opened with the pilot bid posted 4/1/2021.

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by tjerome
Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 234848

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

On 3JAN22 Delta is returning to its full pre pandemic schedule @ EZE with the resumption of daily 764 service from ATL. Currently it's 4x w with A333 equipment. Looks like SCL is going daily as well (just checked the full week of January 10th) on the 333. Surprised it took them this long to bring b...

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by tjerome
Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Documentary Video - "The Secret Life of Airports"
Replies: 19
Views: 4254

Re: ATL Documentary Video - "The Secret Life of Airports"

Thanks for sharing. Very similar to a video from about 10 years ago. This was recorded 2019 or earlier (not just because of COVID).

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by tjerome
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1660
Views: 374334

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

1705 N175DZ B763 is routed ATL-HSV-BHM-HSV-BHM-HSV-ATL for the day tomorrow with DL996* flight numbers. Crew training? 181 N181DN B763 did the exact same thing this morning. Are these both for crew training? On the ground for about 20-30 minutes at HSV/BHM between legs. As noted above, 1705 now off...

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by tjerome
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 127227

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Any POTUS-related activity at Logan today? Heard someone passing describe a "white plane with a blue belly" at North Cargo but couldn't verify if it was in support of today's NH visit. I know he flew into MHT so not sure what would have been at Boston. "white plane with a blue belly&...

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by tjerome
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 234848

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

On a second note, DL will be running all A330s to AMS, CDG, FCO, DUB, TLV and ATH out of BOS; plus 767s to EDI, LIS and LHR. Tons of capacity, but also, how are they going to fit that equipment given the gate situation at Terminal A? Checking schedules for a June Monday it doesn't look like TLV, AT...

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by tjerome
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 13801

Re: ATL's terminal makeover

I was just there this week, never noticed. I arrived, went to the next gate, got a coffee and boarded the next plane to my destination. You can’t see the outside from the concourses anyway, especially at ATL. It’s a pretty efficient people mover and that’s all that matters. Transiting next week, to...

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by tjerome
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 234848

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Pre-Covid, DL had about 15 to 22 per day flights going in and out of AMS, with seasonal routes going to TPA, LAX, MCO, PDX I believe JFK, ATL and DTW had multiple daily flights, up to three even. S21 saw a partial restoration of many W19 routes, going up to 10 daily flights in and out of AMS. My gu...

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by tjerome
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1660
Views: 374334

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

689 to exit VCV heading to QRO on 10/12

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by tjerome
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 234848

Re: DL International BOS Additions

Short of filling in some of the harbor, a moonshot most likely, there really isn't a lot Massport can do in this area. I do wonder if Massport would ever look at moving the economy garage and State Police barracks at some point in the next decade. The terminal E expansion is going to be a really ni...

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by tjerome
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 127227

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

DL has loaded a resumption of the following: BOS-LIS 5 weekly 767 5/27/2022 until 7/1/2022 when it goes daily for rest of season. BOS-EDI 5 weekly 767 7/1/2022 until 7/28/2022 when it goes daily for rest of season BOS-FCO also resumes 5/1/2022 5 weekly A330 until 6/1/2022 where it goes daily Nice t...

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by tjerome
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta further delays PDX-ICN launch till March 2022
Replies: 167
Views: 35931

Re: Updated: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in November 2021

What about PDX-AMS? Is that a A332? Maybe the aircraft gets rotated from AMS? Historically DL has scheduled things that way. I believe in the pre-COVID S20 schedule the rotation was supposed to be AMS-PDX-HND-PDX-AMS on the 332 (and then it would rotate with the 1x daily DTW-AMS frequency that was ...

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by tjerome
Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 234848

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

DL can fill up planes headed to touristy places like FCO, MAD, CDG, AMS but not LHR, FRA, JNB, etc. Of course, DL's fortunate that much of its Atlantic capacity is headed to CDG & AMS. FRA sometimes does fill up. LHR has had more restrictive requirements than the rest of Europe (some of those c...

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by tjerome
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Delta A350 from Boston
Replies: 7
Views: 5765

Re: First Delta A350 from Boston

BOS only allows props to take off from 4L, so you were on 4R.

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by tjerome
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 234848

Re: Delta Returning to ORH, Will Fly to LGA

Worcester is actually the second largest city in New England and has its own distinct metro area not part of Boston's metro. Do you think people living in places like Milford, Westborough, or Southborough (all in Worcester County, thus in the Wormtown metro area) are commuting to Worcester or Bosto...

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by tjerome
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?
Replies: 106
Views: 18971

Re: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?

In that case, employees have the right to bid by seniority to go to other stations that have open positions. Not everyone would do that, though, as wages are low in many of these jobs - especially for junior employees - and folks may not have the money to move themselves and their families to Atlan...

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by tjerome
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 289918

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

With the 330 fleet we have 3301-3321 (original NWA frames) then 3322-3331 were the 10 frames that DL ordered. The 332s ended up being 3351-3361. The 763ER fleet is an oddball too. 1200-1201, 1501-1506 and 1521, 1601-1613, 1701-1708. Simply said the 359s that will be acquired are coming from a differ...

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by tjerome
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 234848

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

At least that I see this week ATL-BNA has gone all 737-900ER ATL-BNA 8x daily 737-900ER BNA-DTW 4x daily 717-200 That strikes me as an odd use of 739s. Couldn't they just throw seven (less fuel efficient) 757s at it, and keep the 739s for longer routes where efficiency matters? There is a lot that ...

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by tjerome
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 23263

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

If DL wanted to retire them, it would retire them. This. They have retired many of the older frames both DL and NW frames post-merger. They brought back some that were going to be retired into revenue service and as the charter fleet. If they wanted the 757 to be gone, they had a prime opportunity ...

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by tjerome
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 17579

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

jeffrey0032j wrote:
tjerome wrote:
21 year old aircraft... wouldn't be surprised if it's a write off depending on the cost to fix it.

11 years old, we are in 2021 now, not 2031.


Whoops you're right. That's probably fixable then.

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by tjerome
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 17579

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

21 year old aircraft... wouldn't be surprised if it's a write off depending on the cost to fix it.

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by tjerome
Wed May 19, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1660
Views: 374334

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl9960


3301. That one was in storage for a while and went there right after exiting. Interesting that it's going back again.
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n515cr wrote:


3301. That one was in storage for a while and went there right after exiting. Interesting that it's going back again.

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by tjerome
Wed May 05, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 13801

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021

x1234 wrote:
When is DL going to resume ATL-PVG? I guess not soon because of the China quarantine requirements. They do a PVG turn out of ICN which ATL/DTW-ICN can connect to I guess.


I'm not sure if the 350 has the legs to operate ATL-PVG.

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by tjerome
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 at CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 5451

Re: Delta 757 at CLT

There is a Delta 757 parked at CLT off terminal almost every day it seems, yet AFAIK Delta doesn't offer regulaly scheduled 757 service into CLT. Does anyone know why? As Timf states they are NBA charters including for the Hornets. I'm not sure but pre-pandemic only two or three teams didn't use De...

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by tjerome
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 234848

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Midwestindy wrote:
When did Delta pull LAX-CDG?


It was in the 2/23 OAG thread,

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