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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investment firms / Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re: Investment firms / Airlines

Texas Pacific Group, bought out Continental in 1993 and later in 2007 Midwest Express. For Midwest allowed them to not be taken over by Airtran. With Continental, probably started them on the road to success they had in 90's/00's.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to use all seating July 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1052

Re: American to use all seating July 1

Horrible decision. I won't be flying AA again for this decision. The clearly don't value their customers

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are AA and UA weak in Africa?
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Why are AA and UA weak in Africa?

Boeing757100 wrote:
jeffrey1970 wrote:
DL flies to Nairobi. Why would the government block that when Kenya Airways also flies JFK-NBO?


Delta does NOT fly to Nairobi. Kenya Airways terminated JFK-NBO a few years ago.


Kenya airways was operating jfk-nbo until COVID

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 24
Views: 927

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

pre covid, ORD seems to be for me where this always happens.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to Fly a DL 777 Before Retirement
Replies: 22
Views: 3784

Re: How to Fly a DL 777 Before Retirement

Wouldn't you have to be a DL pilot to fly a DL 777?

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW LAX Pacific Gateway
Replies: 12
Views: 3459

Re: NW LAX Pacific Gateway

Obviously this didn't work out, but had they been successful at that time, would have been interesting to see what it could have grown to. I think terminal 2 where they were at that time was completely remodeled around that time as well, so for the time they had pretty nice space.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)
Replies: 37
Views: 1983

Re: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)

i've done it a few times when it was not that much more and recently did Den to MEX, not domestic but same type of service. Tend to agree with others if under 2 hours doubtful, but with luggage fees, etc. it is not always that much more.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW LAX Pacific Gateway
Replies: 12
Views: 3459

Re: NW LAX Pacific Gateway

I know for sure they had SYD and NRT from LAX and I believe this was early 90's curious about the other routes if anyone remember.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW LAX Pacific Gateway
Replies: 12
Views: 3459

NW LAX Pacific Gateway

If I recall, didn't NW at one time have a pretty good gateway to Asia at LAX. Not sure I would call it a hub, but I believe they served, SYD, NRT, OSA, SEL, TPE and maybe HKG. Beyond hubs, not sure what connections existed.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10738

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

I could see them with a bit from SFO to western/Midwest cities and then onward to the islands. Given AS continuing to downsize SFO even per covid, there is an opportunity for a carrier once travel picks up.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun May 31, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/PDX
Replies: 86
Views: 13871

Re: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/

In normal times, WN poking the bear, DL in ATL would get a big response. Outside of DAL, DL and WN don't usually some to get overly competitive in each others markets. Compare that to WN in DEN/PHX/Dallas/Houston/Chicago where they compete aggressively against AA/UA. I think this goes back to NW day...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed May 20, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of Star(*) Alliance?
Replies: 18
Views: 2948

Re: Future of Star(*) Alliance?

I actually think it is possible that COVID might actually end up revitalizing alliances as no one is going to be able to keep the networks they had pre=covid.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed May 20, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...
Replies: 16
Views: 1288

Re: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...

Ok, going to bite, although I don't think liquidation will happen 1) JFK - B6 -solidfy jfk 2) DCA - DL or B6 keep DC market competive 3) CLT - WN don't have to compete at ATL with DL 4) MIA - DL - LATAM 5) DFW - DL - could use TX hub 6) ORD -UA - only one for UA but probably #1 on bottom line as com...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu May 07, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 70
Views: 3728

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

Have walked from SNA to office complex across the street. Probably 10 minute walk.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue May 05, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7400

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

Imagine airliners.net if DL acquired AS. The site might blow up.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue May 05, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 46
Views: 9551

Re: 753 and 764 Survival

DL just redid the interiors on the 764 fleet, so I doubt they would retire, but we are in uncharted territory.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon May 04, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton
Replies: 27
Views: 2145

Re: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton

Stayed at Ritz Carlton downtown Atlanta, was nice, but expected more. St Regis and Peninsula in Asia were way better.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon May 04, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 3909

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

TPA is pretty close to everything in Hillsborough County

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by bfitzflyer
Mon May 04, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst “White Elephant” Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3595

Re: Worst “White Elephant” Airports

Mid America Airport near STL developed as a reliever to STL and then STL didn't need it anymore. I think maybe allegiant flies there

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should DL Pressure Skyteam Partners to Move from NRT to HND?
Replies: 10
Views: 927

Re: Should DL Pressure Skyteam Partners to Move from NRT to HND?

China Eastern, Korean, China Airlines, Garuda, Shanghai airlines, Vietnam Airlines already fly to HND whether the flights line up for connections i don't know. Given that Korean and DL share revenues across the Pacific other than China, Korean would still get benefit from connections at HND.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest airfares seen during Covid
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Craziest airfares seen during Covid

I have been looking at airfares now and then during this pandemic, just to see how low they have fallen. Obviously not scientific and i know things vary by dates. so here goes, a couple I have seen are: Den-TPA - 59 roundtrip in April - United Den-syd - 324 roundtrip in Sept - air canada I am sure t...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID
Replies: 23
Views: 3403

Re: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID

yeogeo wrote:
bfitzflyer wrote:
DUL
:dopey:


oops IAD, wasn't thinking...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID
Replies: 23
Views: 3403

Re: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID

OK will take a stab at this given at the moment this is catastrophic for the industry and I am sure i will get beat up, but here goes what I think you could see say in the next year or two as the industry hopefully recovers. AA PHL - shrink transatlantic will take a while to recover DCA - safe CLT -...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9069

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

The A gates in the International terminal at sfo are closed. All international departing G

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?
Replies: 198
Views: 27154

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

If covid continues any but the largest hubs will be at risk, so for AA that mean anything outside of DFW, CLT and PHL could be at risk. For DL that means anything outside of ATL, DTW and MSP and for UA ,anything outside of SFO, DEN, ORD and EWR could be at risk.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11666

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

I flew on a DC-10-40 from MSP-SFO way back in 1990. I also flew on them several times between MSP- DTW. I think they used the 40's mostly domestically or to Hawaii. I believe NW also used the DC-10-40 on some European ops, but as they acquired second hand DC-10-30's they tended to use them much mor...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tbilisi arr/dep times
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Tbilisi arr/dep times

Considering a trip to the Caucasus, but in researching fares and routes, it seems all the flights arrive and depart at some seriously weird times. My two options flying into TBS arrive at 03:45 and 05:00. Then flying out, the options are 04:40 and 06:20. This makes for some inconvenience with hotel...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11666

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

In the 1970s, Northwest's main hub was at ORD, with a secondary hub at MSP. DTW was just a small focus city. Also, both CLE and DTW had limited service to cities west of the Mississippi other than LAX, SFO, DEN, MSP, STL, and DFW. Someone in either CLE or DTW who needed to go to cities like SLC, SE...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11666

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

I'm pretty certain I flew a DC-10 to KUL at one point. I also flew the DC-10s many times between SFO and NRT. In addition, NW flew the 10s to BOM Yes, you are correct. In the mid nineties NW flew a DTW-AMS-BOM rotation on a DC-10 30. It didn't last very long. Maybe a year. I'm pretty certain they f...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11666

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

leftcoast8 wrote:
Northwest's DC-10-30s saw regular use on SEA-KIX-KUL-CGK (NW95/96)
NW announced CGK but never flew it. Pretty sure I am right, but if not I stand corrected.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182220

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I am thinking this could be the beginning of the end for some of the poorly run/vulnerable airlines like AS or Norwegian I didn't realize AS is considered poorly run and vulnerable :scratchchin: Given most of their moves since no longer partnering with dl to wasting money on virgin and then retreat...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182220

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I am thinking this could be the beginning of the end for some of the poorly run/vulnerable airlines like AS or Norwegian

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 99
Views: 18570

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

DL really drew the short stick. Given their strength in the socal market this is surprising

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to be airline sponsor of US Olympics Team, LA 2028 Games
Replies: 34
Views: 5490

Re: Delta to be airline sponsor of US Olympics Team, LA 2028 Games

Makes sense with the money they are putting into lax. By then may be the largest carrier there

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta's Western US Presence
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: Delta's Western US Presence

I think your whole premise is off. While AA’s tie up with AS certainly bolsters their position in the west, it falls far short of a JV. Second, I think SLC comes 2nd (after DEN) in terms of western connectivity, PHX is a distant third. While it’s a larger city it’s pretty useless for anyone going a...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO or SJC
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: SFO or SJC

SJC to Oak is challenging compared to SFO to OAK.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saving Pan Am
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Saving Pan Am

One thing you must remember about Pan Am is, other than TWA, there was almost NO domestic competition on foreign routes. If an airline from the U.S. was going to fly an international route, it was Pan Am. . That is not true over the Pacific, NW was a big competitor and Eastern was in South America....

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saving Pan Am
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Saving Pan Am

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
One thing you must remember about Pan Am is, other than TWA, there was almost NO domestic competition on foreign routes. If an airline from the U.S. was going to fly an international route, it was Pan Am.
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That is not true over the Pacific, NW was a big competitor and Eastern was in South America.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2061

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

UA
DL/NW
IB
AF
BA
CX
LH
KL
CI

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Of the US3, who's most likely to order the 777-8/9 (one day?)
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Of the US3, who's most likely to order the 777-8/9 (one day?)

Actually because DL doesn't have anything larger than the A359, might be possible if they think they can make money with it like any of the 3 of them

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past routes from Europe-Australia
Replies: 37
Views: 1890

Re: Past routes from Europe-Australia

I believe Aeroflot flew to Sydney at some point,but can't find the routing or dates.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO-EUROPE
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: SFO-EUROPE

Thank you!!! Ok, so... i have flown in KLM... and Iberia doesnt fly to SFO, and also I ve flown with them before.. so would like to try a new airline for me... probably tap a330 would be a good option. Also the are quite cheap Iberia does fly seasonally from SFO to MAD. Not sure when it starts agai...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO-EUROPE
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: SFO-EUROPE

Why not nonstop on KLM to AMS or Iberia to Madrid

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/2/2020:AM Adds DEN-MEX; UA JAN-ORD Back In,MFR-ORD Out,PAE-SFO Out;9K Adds HTO,NYS;China Drops
Replies: 56
Views: 11544

Re: OAG Changes 2/2/2020:AM Adds DEN-MEX; UA JAN-ORD Back In,MFR-ORD Out,PAE-SFO Out;9K Adds HTO,NYS;China Drops

**AM DEN-MEX MAY 0>0.3[0] JUN 0>0.3[0] JUL 0>0.3[0] AUG 0>0.3[0] SEP 0>0.3[0] OCT 0>0.3[0] NOV 0>0.3[0] Welcome back to DEN, AMX! This is actually a resumption of service, as they previously flew to DEN ~10 years ago. They've been serving this route during the winter season since 2009. They previou...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3270

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Northwest
TWA
Reno Air
Continental
America West
US Air
Midwest Express
Malev
SwissAir
Volare
Virgin America
Mexicana
Zambian Airways

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Once the new Berlin airports opens in October, which new routes will be launched?
Replies: 27
Views: 2882

Re: Once the new Berlin airports opens in October, which new routes will be launched?

I can see SFO and/or LAX on UA or Eurowings That would be nice but I really can´t see that happening in the near future. UA does not fly from SFO or LAX to Europe apart from main Star Alliance hubs like FRA or the Juggernaut that is LHR. Eurowings has such a small presence at TXL currently and no o...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SuperShuttle Goes Out of Business
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: SuperShuttle Goes Out of Business

Had a love/hate relationship with Super Shuttle. Before Lyft/Uber they were good to the airport. Once Lyft/Uber took off the routings at least in SF became longer and Longer to fill the van. That said I made it to the airport every time in plenty of time. Kind of sad to see them go.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 presence at their Europe partners hubs
Replies: 16
Views: 1922

Re: US3 presence at their Europe partners hubs

DTWLAX wrote:
DL also has a decent presence at LHR with flights from its US hubs - BOS, JFK, ATL, DTW, MSP, SLC, SEA


SEA now on Virgin. PDX seasonally

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