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by 777Mech
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 4193

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

Probably gonna be G4 with service to LAS now that WN is gone from the route.

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by 777Mech
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL137 (AMS-DTW) diverting to BGR
Replies: 11
Views: 2650

Re: DL137 (AMS-DTW) diverting to BGR

This was a scheduled stop for a crew change, only a 2 man crew on this one. Other pilot was used to cover an FCO outbound. Interesting. Why would they do the crew change there instead of BOS or JFK where they have daily A330 ops & crew? They weren't legal to go that far without a 3rd pilot. I b...

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by 777Mech
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 73741

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

https://www.delta.com/us/en/aircraft/boeing/767-400er


N828MH is the tail, it's in MSP undergoing STC activities.
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gsg013 wrote:
Where is the single 767-400ER with the new D1 cabin? The seat map is loaded on Delta.com also if someone can post the tail number that would be helpful.

https://www.delta.com/us/en/aircraft/boeing/767-400er


N828MH is the tail, it's in MSP undergoing STC activities.

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by 777Mech
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL137 (AMS-DTW) diverting to BGR
Replies: 11
Views: 2650

Re: DL137 (AMS-DTW) diverting to BGR

This was a scheduled stop for a crew change, only a 2 man crew on this one. Other pilot was used to cover an FCO outbound.

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by 777Mech
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7551

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

ibthebigd wrote:
Another example of Delta dropping the ball on the 787...

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk


If only Boeing delivered the airplane on time.

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by 777Mech
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7046

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

They don’t get the revenue back BECAUSE they give delta a tax break on fuel Payroll taxes from all the Delta employees and their spening in Georgia creating more jobs and more payroll taxes and sales taxes ... it goes on and on Yup. And it has nothing to do with a $40m fuel tax credit. Take away th...

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by 777Mech
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13060

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

I think the 717s will last longer, but the timeframe depends on lease terms and A220 costs. My back of the envelope math goes to 2028-2029 for best terms. Lightsaber Are they still bringing the BR715 in house as well? I'm sure that will be an additional consideration on how long the 717 last. It ha...

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by 777Mech
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13060

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

But but but I was told without any doubt every MD-90 parked was just waiting on engines and was coming back into service.... Not surprised. That was the plan. One doesn't just tape up airplanes and not rob anything but the engines off of the for 2 years. The parting out process hasn't even started ...

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by 777Mech
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15165

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

zeke wrote:
777Mech wrote:

From what I've heard, it was a compressor stall that jarred the spinner loose.


Were you on the ground when you heard the compressor stall?


Yeah. ..

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by 777Mech
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15165

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

I don’t know that much about the JT-8-D, but it seems like that might be more of a stationary nosecone than a rotating spinner. That would explain it not flying around and doing more damage to the engine and possibly to the aircraft. It would appear that bearing failure is actually the cause of the...

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by 777Mech
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 58
Views: 11489

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Last night I was traveling on a DL A321, and noticed that at door 2L and 2R the seats in the row in front of the exit (I believe row 12) were partially blocking the door. The back of the seat came to approximately the window of the exit door, roughly covering 1/3 of the door and exit. How is this l...

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by 777Mech
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR
Replies: 44
Views: 9128

Re: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR

So essentially DL is shifting one of their LHR slots for winter from DTW (x2 to x1) to SLC (x0 to x1). Maybe capture some ski traffic plus Mountain West connections? It is probably worth a try. DTW-LHR seems to be one of those routes where the demand is a little too big for 1 daily, but not quite b...

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by 777Mech
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10221

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

Almost all of the markets listed are downgauges, unless they are adding frequencies. I know SEA-FAI was an E175. SLC-SNA and SEA-DEN are both routinely flown by 717s, representing a single-seat downgauge. The critical part here is that Delta has not yet divulged the frequencies. Will be interesting...

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by 777Mech
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142855

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 7/6 763ER-high J(T): ATL-RDU ferry flight - aircraft repositioning (N1609) 763ER-high J(T): unscheduled swap from low-J on RDU-CDG flight (N1609) 763ER-high J(T): SEA-PVG rescue flight following previous day's cancellation (N1613T) 763ER-low J: JFK-CPH flight cancelled ...

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by 777Mech
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 10995

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

As a Delta silver medallion member I agree that they should be able to charge more for better service, in flight entertainment in seat backs on large majority of the mainline equipment etc. Overall I have had good experiencing with Delta until last June 19th flying PDX-MSP-IND. Our aircraft left ab...

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And now that has been cancelled!

Already a problem child.

APU auto shutdown the first issue, and a flaps disagree the next. Let's hope the flight on the 6th does the charm.
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audidudi wrote:
n515cr wrote:
n515cr wrote:
3082 showing delivery flight on July 3: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n382dn


Pushed to 7/4.

And now that has been cancelled!

Already a problem child.

APU auto shutdown the first issue, and a flaps disagree the next. Let's hope the flight on the 6th does the charm.

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by 777Mech
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142855

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Curious: when might one see the A339 at ATL or JFK? What about the A359? (NYC is DL's second biggest market after Atlanta.) NYC may be DL's second largest market, but the A359 was ordered as a transpacific aircraft and JFK has -zero- (DL-operated) transpacific flights. With a limited number of airc...

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by 777Mech
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20781

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

kiowa wrote:
An improvement would be less cramped seating on delta.


Because 3-3-3 seating on the 777s and 2-3-2 on the 767s are soooooo bad.

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by 777Mech
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142855

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

NateGreat wrote:
With only two weeks from today until the A330neo inaugural on SEA-PVG, when can we expect to see cabin photos of the plane?


It looks the same as an A350

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by 777Mech
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142855

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
How many L-1011s does Delta have in storage?


0

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by 777Mech
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air
Replies: 43
Views: 6112

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

Can we at least get WiFi on Korean now? Sheesh..

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by 777Mech
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142855

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n401dz

What could it be doing?


It's a validation flight.


For ETOPS certification? Or has it been certified already?


For ETOPS.-->

AdEd wrote:
777Mech wrote:
AdEd wrote:
N401DZ is scheduled for SEA-NRT: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n401dz

What could it be doing?


It's a validation flight.


For ETOPS certification? Or has it been certified already?


For ETOPS.

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by 777Mech
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 73741

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Seems like DL has slowed, not sped up, the pacing of MD-88 and -90 retirements. Per initial press releases, both types were to be gone by the end of 2019, but now that’s been stretched to early 2020. DL still has 110 88/90; If we consider “early 2020” to be the end of the first quarter, that means ...

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by 777Mech
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142855

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n401dz

What could it be doing?


It's a validation flight.
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AdEd wrote:
N401DZ is scheduled for SEA-NRT: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n401dz

What could it be doing?


It's a validation flight.

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by 777Mech
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142855

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Delta outlines reconfigured 767-400ER service from Nov 2019: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285025/delta-outlines-re-configured-767-400er-service-from-nov-2019/ On a separate note, DL is delaying A330 debut on SEA-ICN/NRT: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285024/...

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by 777Mech
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 73741

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Not really referb related, but a 75C has been chartered by the Rolling Stones for their tour, and a Rolling Stones decal has been applied under the Delta titles.

N650DL is the reg, it took the Atlanta Braves to MDW following their game in IAD, and turned back to EWR with Jagger and crew in tow.

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by 777Mech
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6541

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/ ... 04-adhoc-0
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A very rare visitor to ATL, an IL-76 is parked at south cargo. Unsure of when it'll depart.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/ ... 04-adhoc-0

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by 777Mech
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 7547

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

amcnd wrote:
Just passed it today. It still has 1 engine on it. The other is off and the pylon is off..


Both engines are off, they just left the TRs on the #2

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by 777Mech
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 73741

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

B737Driver wrote:
Tomsixty2 wrote:
Any idea when first revenue flight will be. And destination?


Still has to get STC and FDA approval.. it’s going to sit for a while before any revenue runs.


It already has STC, that's why it's been in CAN for so long. Just 2 days worth of FDA inspections and it's good to go.

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by 777Mech
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 73741

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N82 ... /ZGGG/ZGGG

Any idea when it will be back stateside?


Tomorrow, 6/23
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NateGreat wrote:
carljanderson wrote:

Any idea when it will be back stateside?


Tomorrow, 6/23

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by 777Mech
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142855

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
764(DS): CAN-CAN test flight (N828MH)


Should be exiting mods tomorrow. The seat map wasn't updated on DL.com for the test flight.

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by 777Mech
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 7547

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

I bet it will be back flying. If the Pylon was removed, it might have been removed to be sent to a shop to be repaired. As for Fuel and Hyd lines, that's not a big deal. We replace them quite a bit. But if there were damage around where the Fuel and Hyd lines sit in the pylon, that could have cause...

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by 777Mech
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 7547

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

It was explained that it was hit by a baggage tug 3 weeks ago, employee was texting and driving. Damage was more extensive than expected (fuel and hydraulic lines) and was bought by DL's insurance company. Both engines currently removed. Sounds like a write-off. This info is from an ATL airport man...

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by 777Mech
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 7547

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

bennett123 wrote:
777mech

Was there a topic about the MD88?.


No, it's was briefly covered in the DL refurbishment thread. The airplane in question was N977DL.

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by 777Mech
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 7547

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

It was explained that it was hit by a baggage tug 3 weeks ago, employee was texting and driving. Damage was more extensive than expected (fuel and hydraulic lines) and was bought by DL's insurance company. Both engines currently removed. Sounds like a write-off. This info is from an ATL airport man...

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by 777Mech
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123984

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Was hoping to see an order from NK for some XLRs and some 220s.

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by 777Mech
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 7547

Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

A Mesa E175 reg N87303 has been sitting on the north deice pad in ATL taped up for well over a month now missing it's #1 engine and pylon missing. Anyone have any more info?

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by 777Mech
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3737

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Why the deep emotional involvement if you weren't on the flight. Stuff happens, things must go on. Kinda sad that you have to monitor all this, and have to create threads about delayed flights. A relative will be on that flight Friday and I was looking at the on time stats. If Delta wants to market...

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by 777Mech
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11790

Re: CRJ200/700 GPS Transponder Issue?

It's any airplanes with Rockwell Collins GPS installed. It includes all CRJs and A220s. DL had issues with some 739s and 757s, and HA had some issues on their 717s.

I believe only the bombardier aircraft can operate with a MEL.

DL had at least one diversion SJC-ATL that went to MEM because of it.

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by 777Mech
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142855

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
Will Delta order the 797-7 to replace the final batch of 763s along with the 753s and 764s?


The 797, much less a -7 doesn't even exist yet, so no one knows.

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by 777Mech
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces BNA to BWI, FLL, MSY, LAS, MCO, TPA
Replies: 25
Views: 3401

Re: Spirit announces BNA to BWI, FLL, MSY, LAS, MCO, TPA

Shot across the bow right at WN.

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by 777Mech
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19291

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

I’ve seen this happen in other instances like the door being closed and mtx returning the logbook through the cockpit window as not to open the door and trip a new OUT time. Also, if the captain ordered the jetbridge back up and door open, they’d open it I’m sure. Plus, fairly certain, at least one...

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by 777Mech
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9515

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

Looking at a full year of 2019, the following are the largest non-hubs by various metrics (data from DIIO MI): Flights: BOS - 29,698 (81/day) MCO - 18,439 (51/day) ATL - 17,622 (48/day) RDU - 16,917 (46/day) SFO - 16,510 (45/day) BNA - 16,271 (45/day) Seats: BOS - 4,064,058 (11,134/day) MCO - 3,213...

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by 777Mech
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19291

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

I just read that...and wow...really Delta... With the crappy Reporting today and lack of research does everyone just believe every sensationalism article they read? This was real, and there are screenshots floating around of the conversation on their "flight family" app. For once, a huffp...

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by 777Mech
Tue May 28, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142855

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

The first revenue flight for the 339 has been pushed back to July 15th due to a delay in LDMCR certification.

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by 777Mech
Thu May 23, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142855

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n401dz



It has just taken off from TLS! Scheduled into ATL around 1am.
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audidudi wrote:
DL's first A339, N401DZ, was scheduled to have been delivered from TLS>ATL today, but has now been cancelled:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n401dz



It has just taken off from TLS! Scheduled into ATL around 1am.

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by 777Mech
Thu May 23, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142855

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

FlyBitcoin wrote:
Wonder if we see one last Memorial Day Weekend unscheduled "upgrade" for N1402A.
If not the 5/20 MCO-ATL could be it's last non-charter flight.
Widely reported it will be retired 6/1 or 6/2


It's last day is 6/3. It should ferry to SBD same day.

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by 777Mech
Sun May 19, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13438

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Right, because DL has such a tiny international network to show how little they care. New markets like IND-CDG or SEA-KIX or MSP-ICN or TPA-AMS or RDU-CDG or SLC-AMS or SLC-LHR or PDX-LHR or the HND awards are just figments of our imagination that show how little they care. The next markets I can s...

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by 777Mech
Sat May 18, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 129 SEA-PEK diversion to Hohhot, China (HET)
Replies: 12
Views: 5131

Re: Delta 129 SEA-PEK diversion to Hohhot, China (HET)

Nope, the reason for not going to PEK like the many other aircraft that also diverted that day was Wx related, going to HET would not change the fact a pitot was inop. Not being able to depart HET would be Mx related. Internally it was coded as a maintenance diversion/no ice operations. They also h...

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by 777Mech
Sat May 18, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 129 SEA-PEK diversion to Hohhot, China (HET)
Replies: 12
Views: 5131

Re: Delta 129 SEA-PEK diversion to Hohhot, China (HET)

zeke wrote:
777Mech wrote:
Looks like DL129 operating SEA-PEK has diverted to HET due to a mechanical issue. Ship 1611 is the offending aircraft.


Does not sound like a mechanical diversion.


It was. Pitot tube issue. Hence why they didn't return back to PEK.

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