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by DL757NYC
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8
Replies: 64
Views: 17826

Re: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8

The need to focus on whatever replaces the 757 Airbus is killing them with the A320/1 Boeing has no product between the 737 and the 787

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by DL757NYC
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 309
Views: 52898

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread.

FARmd90 wrote:
I honestly don’t know where the modification is done. Some might be done in BFM, others I think get done in GSO and with the case of 621 it might of been done in SAL as that plane came back into service on 10/22



I’ve seen some at SJO

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by DL757NYC
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 11100

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

If the 797 is built to fit a Code C gate, the 321 is a dead bird flying. Yeah maybe, but in 6-8 years from now assuming Boeing gets their sh*t together. Doubt it the 797 has been a paper airplane for years. They have nothing between the 737 and the 787 makes me scratch my head. Meanwhile AB is load...

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by DL757NYC
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 15650

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

Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after. Also, is there a future A220 top off order in the future? What's wrong with the 717? I think there is a legitimate complaint against the MD-88 given that Delta has narrower seats in it for some reason, but the 717 has pretty spacious 18.1" seats - ...

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by DL757NYC
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 179290

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I thought the international 752s were the 75S? Delta currently will have 35-A339NEO 2019-4 - per 12/31/2018 SEC filings 2020-4 - per 12/31/2018 SEC filings 2021-9 - per 12/31/2018 SEC filings - 18 thereafter 2022-8 - Rumor/can't confirm delivery date 2023-5 - Rumor/can't confirm delivery date 2024-...

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by DL757NYC
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Range HNL-DEN
Replies: 31
Views: 6580

Re: A321 Range HNL-DEN

They can suck it up and use their A330 or 787 when they get it. Regressing to even more long-haul narrowbody flights isn't something we should be arriving for. Hawaiian is supposed to be a full service carrier. Let the LCC's run the 321XLR slave ships. I assume you mean striving for ? The 787 has n...

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by DL757NYC
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?
Replies: 35
Views: 5932

Re: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?

Give backs by the employees and bankruptcy

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by DL757NYC
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 293
Views: 56415

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Very much enjoyed reading the responses to my question about leases, esp. the Delta MD11 story. And it confirmed my suspicion that it could be complicated.


Some of those Delta MD-11 Frames has less than 5k cycles and 30k hours

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by DL757NYC
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 179290

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

n515cr wrote:
753s are 75Y, I believe. 75W should be the 752s with lay-flat seats.



I miss the 757X had the magic carpet loading system

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by DL757NYC
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747-400
Replies: 8
Views: 2051

Delta 747-400

Some of the 747-400’s were delivered 2002/2003 and have very low time. N676nw was parked around 2015 has only 5k cycles and 50k hours. Is this one and the other late builds destined for scrapping?

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by DL757NYC
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 17413

Re: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

Romania is a 3rd world country? People aren't banned from an airline because they wouldn't sit down. There's MUCH more to this story than they are saying... No, but Germany is a third country for a passenger travelling from Romania to Canada. The difference between a third country and a third world...

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by DL757NYC
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 55163

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

Have to admit DL no longer serving Singapore, an Alpha+ world city ranked No. 5 in the Global Power Index, is concerning. That BKK was dropped a few years back, and SGN is not even on the radar, is unsettling. What's next? MNL? Let's hope ICN-MNL is successful. Delta Trashed their Asian network. Th...

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by DL757NYC
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 42
Views: 6639

Re: FedEx 757’s

No time soon some of them I believe were purchased new they have very little cycles and hours. Look at the MD-10’s they parked they are from 1971 and still technically could continue to fly. A Planes age is determined by cycles and flight hours not years.

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by DL757NYC
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will FedEx convert 757-300s into Freighters?
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Will FedEx convert 757-300s into Freighters?

United and Delta are going to fly those jets directly to the scrapper. There will be no time left on those planes in 10 years when they are retired

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by DL757NYC
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Freighters
Replies: 11
Views: 2652

MD-11 Freighters

With every viable 767 seemingly being converted into freighters. Could we see an increase in demand for the MD-11’s by cargo operators.

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by DL757NYC
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 948
Views: 179290

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

MIflyer12 wrote:
No. (Filler.) Look at the fleet, the routes, and the widebody orders and delivery positions. DL shows zero interest in something so large.


Also their 777 fleet is young I could see them buying second hand 777’s before any new 777x. DL was never into large widebodies.

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by DL757NYC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 11114

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

Terrible accident. As a tug driver, having my tug slip into gear or roll away while parked is one of my worst fears. I will not drive a tug without a working parking brake. Many times they leave the parking brake off to hook up because they can roll the tug back to the dolly’s. The safety rules are...

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by DL757NYC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 440
Views: 84608

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Longer range than the A350-900ULR? I'd be impressed but call me skeptical. I realize it has a slightly larger wing but it's pretty rare that a stretch has longer range than the smaller aircraft when keeping the engine family and other main components the same. But hey, if they pull it off, kudos to...

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by DL757NYC
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11913

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

They would have a tough time getting me to work overtime. Life is too short to spend my free time at work. If the operation depends on overtime for regular operation they have a mechanic shortage and need to start hiring. Any thing above 10-15% is signs you don't have enough people. Considering tha...

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by DL757NYC
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 846
Views: 114149

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

So N367AZ is scheduled for a test flight tomorrow. It has been in post-conversion maintenance and conformity since she came to ILN from post-conversion paint on 6/18/19. So she's almost ready for service. When she goes into service, she will the third of the 5 additional 767-300s that Amazon is sch...

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by DL757NYC
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 55163

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

Have to admit DL no longer serving Singapore, an Alpha+ world city ranked No. 5 in the Global Power Index, is concerning. That BKK was dropped a few years back, and SGN is not even on the radar, is unsettling. What's next? MNL? Let's hope ICN-MNL is successful. Delta Trashed their Asian network. Th...

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by DL757NYC
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15833

Re: DL Pilot Pulled from Flight after Alcohol was found

The pilot is lucky he didn't make it to the plane and call for a pushback. Otherwise, that could be a DWI. I don't know if you are being serious, but is there any legal difference between getting caught in the security line or after pushback? The intention and conduct are the same in both places. H...

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by DL757NYC
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 23808

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

I think we still have freedom of speech in the USA... and this is not a newspaper You have to understand half the people on this site are from countries where you can’t speak freely or discuss things. I have zero fear of these “global” corporations it wasn’t so long ago these airlines were struggli...

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by DL757NYC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 846
Views: 114149

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

The first time in 15 years I’ve seen DL aircraft picked up by another carrier. When DL parks its metal its usually direct to part reclaim then scrap

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by DL757NYC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 846
Views: 114149

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Consistent what Fify told us, N304CM is in fact now on its way to SNN and then to TLV, evening of 7/12/19. So, the current status of conversions is as follows: Recent conversion N367AZ (formerly N730WE) is still at ILN, where it has been since 6/18/19, after returning from paint. Conversion was fin...

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by DL757NYC
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13999

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

BoeingGuy wrote:
mxaxai wrote:
oof

That's a big hit that may not be available to finance NMA development.


The NMA will happen. You can bet on it.



They will fall further behind Airbus if they don’t. They have been dragging their feet like a bride with second thoughts with this NMA

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by DL757NYC
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 8055

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

What percentage of flights ever have to deal with a drug overdose? Seems like a waste of 1000 or 2000 doses. And I assume it expires pretty quick. Tell that to those who benefit from it. There used to be the same attitude to Epipens but the widespread adoption has actually brought down its costs. S...

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by DL757NYC
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 8055

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

I hope they plan to have more than one dose of Narcan. Depending on the strength of the opiod used it can take several doses to reverse the affect of the opiod the passenger took. One dose of Narcan only lasts about 30 minutes. I saw the cops and paramedics use every available dose on a guy. Aren’t...

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by DL757NYC
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40383

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

If they need a late build 757 with RR engines AA retired a bunch with relatively low time. And there are passenger models to be had out there. From foreign carriers. There are way more RR equipt frames than PW. UA also has legacy PW 757s sitting in the desert as well. With only 15 ex-PS frames, the...

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by DL757NYC
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40383

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

[All frames in the desert would be sUA (PW powered) 757s so while not an exact match, they probably could use a few as the ex-PS fleet is stretched thin already. N181AN and N182AN are also in the desert and have RR engines, and they're newer (1999 build) than N26123. Maybe AA would be willing to of...

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by DL757NYC
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40383

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

If they need a late build 757 with RR engines AA retired a bunch with relatively low time. And there are passenger models to be had out there. From foreign carriers. There are way more RR equipt frames than PW.

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by DL757NYC
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11701

Re: Delta luggage abuse

That looks like it fell of a luggage cart and then was run over and dragged by a luggage cart. Luggage carts can have 1-4 carts hooked together. People want to have their luggage treated with care and caution. Just the nature of the conveyor system and the actual loading it doesn’t happen. It’s not ...

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by DL757NYC
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13335

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

He is lucky there weren’t any non-revs from the ramp on the flight. He would have left the flight in a stretcher.

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by DL757NYC
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19931

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

I'm confused why there are 330 parts for AA in SFO. Does SFO ever see AA A330 service? Without knowing what the part is, it is hard to tell. AA probably has lots of A321 parts. It very well could have been a part common to multiple planes. AA does send 330s to SFO almost daily from PHL so that make...

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by DL757NYC
Sun May 26, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147990

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

Delta had this flight at JFK before. I’ll never forget my buddy putting a tiny ding on a brand new 777LR it was the first week it was in service. I forget the reason it wasn’t his fault but he waited to get cleared to come back to work. The damage was within limits. No repairs necessary. I do miss b...

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by DL757NYC
Sun May 26, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 43
Views: 5885

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

Even if the A220 isn’t a direct replacement it’s still a good one. The configuration is the same as the MD88 and they will save money on fuel and maintenance. The bean counters at Delta know what to put where and when. They have so many different wide bodies it gives them flexibility.

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by DL757NYC
Wed May 22, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20269

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

Boeing offered a rewinged 757 with new engines to airlines and they all came back with they wanted something 20 percent larger than the 757. The A330 and 321 would not be able to compete with that offering. If Boeing delivers a product the airlines are asking for Airbus wouldn’t be able to compete. ...

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by DL757NYC
Tue May 21, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 6028

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

UA857 wrote:
Will UA, DL, and AA ever return to the Middle East?


Don’t hold your breath. It’s way to dangerous

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by DL757NYC
Tue May 21, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21924

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

About time! American gas offered them a contract that is 100 times better than what they get at United and Delta. No they didn’t Concessions They are asking for the following: 1. Increases of outsourcing and a loss of 2,200 Mechanic jobs in heavy maintenance. 2. Increase of outsourcing of line main...

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by DL757NYC
Fri May 03, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12640

Re: DL, why no B77W?

jfklganyc wrote:
A captain that flew for Pan Am and Delta and retired once told me “delta doesnt like big planes.”

It held true 20 years ago and it holds true today.

And they may be on to something



Amen they don’t.

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by DL757NYC
Fri May 03, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12640

Re: DL, why no B77W?

I am not sure if this has been asked or discussed in this forum but why didn't Delta Airlines order the B777-300ER? If they did, will it work out for them? AA and UA seems happy with their B77W Give it a few years when Airlines starts dumping. 10 years old 777-300’s for the 777X Delta will have the...

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by DL757NYC
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Overnight Parking
Replies: 14
Views: 3719

Re: LaGuardia Overnight Parking

Every time I look at the title of this topic, I think it is about where you should park your car at/near LGA if you're going to leave it overnight. Me too. I have a great system over in Whitestone on 144 Place in between 20th and 14th ave there is no alternate side parking then I jump on an Uber fo...

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by DL757NYC
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 55573

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

So I'm planning a trip to SYD and found out the old 77L is still on the LAX-SYD route. I did a search and someone said here that the DL A359 even with the 275t upgrade can't fly LAX-SYD with full payload. For such a long trip I'm planning to book AA's 789 because of the lower cabin pressure (my ski...

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by DL757NYC
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly temporarily replaces A330neo ops with A380 with Air Senegal
Replies: 30
Views: 9482

Re: Air Senegal replaces A339neo with leased HiFly A380 for temporary period of time

let's see how the economics will run on this flight considering how it went as a nightmare for Norwegian due to external factors & problems relating to load factor with on their Gatwick to JFK service. How was it a nightmare for Norwegian? As far as I know, the delays out of JFK because of limi...

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by DL757NYC
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718226

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If the grounding drags out beyond summer would AA hold off retiring the MD-83 and even pull some out of storage as a stop gap

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by DL757NYC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 28553

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

I'm sorta surprised that these 777LR couldn't find other operators.....I mean even Delta surprised me by not shaking the tree to see what conditions these Eithad birds were in,given how tight they've (DAL) been on widebodies Same here. I was hoping DL would pick them up - but they certainly have a ...

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by DL757NYC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 118
Views: 28553

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

I wonder if the 787 RR engine problem drags on or gets worse will some carriers pick up some used 777.

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by DL757NYC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 17544

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

Anyone know from whom they are leasing the 767s ? Are they a dry lease (ie Icelandair operated) or a wet lease (operated by another airline) ? If the 767s are to be operated by an airline other than Icelandair, and that airline happens to be relatively unusual, I might find myself needing to go to ...

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by DL757NYC
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21675

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

At this point, US airlines flying these tattered 763’s anywhere are a disgrace. No wonder the US-3 are a joke....flying ancient relics with terrible dispatch rates and old grandmamas grumpy F/A’s to Europe! While European and Asian carriers fly new or properly renovated planes, having nice cheerful...

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by DL757NYC
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596991

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The bigger question is the reliability of the AOA sensors on brand new planes.

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