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by DL757NYC
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 822
Views: 160274

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: 7
Views: 1287

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: 137
Views: 16832

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: 266
Views: 41993

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: 6575

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: 1125

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: 2570

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: 822
Views: 160274

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: 10698

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: 386
Views: 65056

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: 85
Views: 9216

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: 724
Views: 98900

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: 266
Views: 41993

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: 15390

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: 133
Views: 22337

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: 724
Views: 98900

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: 724
Views: 98900

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: 13781

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: 7926

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: 7926

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: 40114

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: 40114

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: 40114

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: 11591

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: 13255

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: 19861

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: 1013
Views: 147706

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: 5844

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: 20198

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: 6008

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: 21802

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: 12602

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: 12602

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: 13
Views: 3710

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: 314
Views: 55404

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: 9446

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: 6472
Views: 716204

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: 107
Views: 25655

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: 107
Views: 25655

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: 17418

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: 21602

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: 3188
Views: 595743

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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by DL757NYC
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Delta retire NWA's 747-200F?
Replies: 22
Views: 3697

Re: Why did Delta retire NWA's 747-200F?

Who is to say it was a Delta decision there was a heavy NW influence in the corporate structure after the merger.

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by DL757NYC
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718458

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If Boeing had redesigned the wing box to fit the engines how much would that have cost them compared to this grounding,lawsuits and potential lost orders? Would it have been considered a new aircraft?

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by DL757NYC
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119280

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

They have 47 more coming, and A332, 772 aren't going away anytime soon. They can always keep the "older" 772 longer instead of replacing with 789. It's because the 772's were certified in the late 90s, right? 2002-03 built 763: old and aging. 1998 built 772: high CASM and economical. I'm ...

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by DL757NYC
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16579

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

They also have some late build TWA frames 20-22 years is barely used with the MD-80 series. The fuselage is rate for something like 100k cycles or something ridiculous.

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by DL757NYC
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716204

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Do you guys think WN will drag out of the desert the stores 737’s that don’t require a heavy maintenance check. I know the MAX is a small part of their fleet but I would imagine they don’t have too much slack in the fleet You all just think you fly a plane back? 1. The airline normally doesn’t own ...

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by DL757NYC
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716204

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Do you guys think WN will drag out of the desert the stores 737’s that don’t require a heavy maintenance check. I know the MAX is a small part of their fleet but I would imagine they don’t have too much slack in the fleet

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by DL757NYC
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 DSS-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 6725

Re: Delta 757 DSS-JFK

clipperlondon wrote:
Good ole Daddy Long Legs! Life in the old girl yet!

And yes the A321XLR is the logical successor, no matter what anyone says. So there!



The A321XLR would it be able to do Africa cities like Accra

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by DL757NYC
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 DSS-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 6725

Re: Delta 757 DSS-JFK

I need to do two trips to Dakar next year, and been targeting this flight. Pretty awesome the 752 can get it done. No lie-flat beds though, so.... probably have to route via AMS or something. But, I saw that and thought the same thing, pretty incredible mission for the plane to do! It’s not awesome...

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