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by deltadawg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s Hubs
Replies: 30
Views: 5037

Re: Delta’s Hubs

Delta is consistently the most profitable of the US3 despite having hubs in much smaller cities. Why? Of the 8 largest metro areas in the US, AA has hubs at 7 (NYC, LAX, ORD, DFW, DCA, PHL, and MIA) while UA has five (EWR, LAX, ORD, IAH, and IAD). However, DL has hubs in just NYC and LAX. Theoretic...

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by deltadawg
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 40
Views: 7196

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

Glad to be getting a little of the many thousands of dollars I have given DL this year.

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by deltadawg
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11240

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

Don't underestimate brand loyalty as well as SkyMiles especially in a good economy. I just booked another flight a few minutes ago, ATL-RDU and compared it against WN who was almost $100 cheaper but chose the DL flight primarily due to frequencies in case I get delayed as well as the SkyMiles. I am ...

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by deltadawg
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34855

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Not sure what the big deal is here. Delta announced a year ago or more their desire to be the launch customer for a Boeing NMA so in that case it is not new. However, I think this is an indication that an official announcement is forthcoming within the next six months or so. Delta wish to be at the ...

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by deltadawg
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 56575

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I would suspect that DL will take AUS in the same route as RDU and SEA by offering a couple of key international routes such as AUS-AMS/CDG, along with expansion of hubs and secondary cities to help increase traffic. This along with strengthening/expanding a DL/AM network from AUS-GDL/MEX/MTY/PVR an...

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by deltadawg
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 9059

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

The wife of my old boss was a teaching physical therapist and her "carry-ons" were a specialized case holding a) preserved human arm from just below the shoulder, b) hand from wrist down and c) human leg from just above knee. I never went through security with her but always wanted to just...

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by deltadawg
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 112
Views: 16232

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

Even the OEMs know that 50 jets don't work and the US market just doesn't do props. While I would say that you are correct there are still quite a few Q's in service with Horizon, somewhere in the neighborhood of 45-50 if I recall correctly but yes, overall you are correct. Why? I really don't get ...

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by deltadawg
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Boeing 737-900
Replies: 19
Views: 4192

Re: KLM Boeing 737-900

xdlx wrote:
737-900 a BAD attempt at recreating B757 capacity. Airplane should have never grown beyond the 800.


Wow, someone tell Delta they made a 100+ frame mistake!!! :o :roll: :stirthepot:

I have flown the KL AMS-BCN a couple of times and I believe it still is a 739.

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by deltadawg
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights
Replies: 74
Views: 13624

Re: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights

ATL-SEA is operated with 739's twice per day once early in the am and the other in the early evening. I have flown on them a dozen times over the last 12-18 months. ATL-SEA I believe is around 2100nm, not the longest obviously but nowhere near the shortest. Other than summer ATL delays the flights h...

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by deltadawg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 13019

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

LZU is the obvious choice but it will NEVER happen in my lifetime. 1) No one wants a new airport in their backyard 2) Money? Who will pay for $3-4billion up front 3) ATL will keep expanding - current plan is the addition of Concourse G, then H & I for a total of 30-35 new gates iirc 4) Perhaps w...

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by deltadawg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 8414

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

I disagree about the 787 being useless for DL, quite the opposite. The 788 in particular would have been much better than the A339 since it is a bit more versatile as it can be used on both TATL and TPAC routes. A339 can’t do Asia as well. Since DL has a lot of non hub TATL flying and long thin TPA...

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by deltadawg
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95963

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

Seems to me that this is a possible future joint venture to replace the 737. Design/Sales/Engineering/Support carried out by Boeing USA and considerable/complete assembly carried out in Brazil (aka no unions perhaps). Clean slate replacement of the 737 coming up after the 797 perhaps once Boeing sin...

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by deltadawg
Tue May 15, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 57
Views: 8662

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

I will be flying ATL-DTW-AMS-GOT the last week of June just so I could fly on the A350 and really looking forward to it. Will be in DL One going over. Took the extra leg just so I could get on the A350. Will then be doing GOT-ZRH-BCN on LX just so I could get on a CS100 and finally BCN-ATL on the A3...

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by deltadawg
Fri May 11, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-Series Range Question
Replies: 27
Views: 4858

Re: C-Series Range Question

SteelChair wrote:
airBaltic flys RIX-AUH-RIX nonstop.


Except RIX-AUH-RIX is not ETOPS. But otherwise yes a long flight for a single aisle.

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by deltadawg
Fri May 11, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 18437

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

They should have made the crane gold instead of white, It would have popped a little bit more. I think a two tone white and gold crane (white with a gold shadow) would have looked good. The larger crane does help but overall it is boring. Is it just me or does the new shade of blue appear to be pur...

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by deltadawg
Tue May 08, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6275

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

I had to laugh when I scrolled down and saw the picture of the young John Leahy... :‘))) PS.: but I am afraid that I have to report this thread to the moderators, it’s A vs. B ! ;-) There's nothing wrong with the thread :) It's fair to discuss the rivalry and history, so long as it doesn't turn int...

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by deltadawg
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros
Replies: 90
Views: 11083

Re: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros

Before I try and find the statistics does anyone know the loads for AA's MIA-CCS route? Seems all too troublesome for AA to continue serving this route. IF the loads were especially good then I might could understand it but to delve into a fake currency to boot just for one route into a country on t...

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by deltadawg
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 21499

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

Makes sense. You plop down $6billion and sure you can name it whatever you want!

For me, I think they should name them
a) Airbus Mini-Busliner Tantive IV
b) Airbus Mini-Busliner Tantive III

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by deltadawg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 16276

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

So, ADrum, other than literally trying to lose money and lower profits, you have a real reason why Delta should do things more like American and LOL United? "Hey lets take the most profitable hub in the world, cut flights from it because FEELS!" makes absolutely zero sense. As far as I'm ...

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by deltadawg
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines have paid millions to settle safety violations
Replies: 20
Views: 3431

Re: Southwest has paid millions to settle safety violations

Google "Airlines that have received FAA fines" You will see AA, UA, DL, F9, WN have all received hefty fines over safety violations. I my opinion the answer is no. WN has an amazing safety record. I fly them weekly and never have any reservations about boarding one of their planes. These ...

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by deltadawg
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5960

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

Just have to point out in the thread title "Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA" that at this day and age - aren't they all forcibly removed? Just being facetious but shouldn't the title just say "Passenger Removed". That's all, no need for more because it seems eve...

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by deltadawg
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republics CSeries Order
Replies: 35
Views: 7025

Re: Republics CSeries Order

I see two possible outcomes: 1) Republic cancels and most probably gets its deposit back as their airplae was late so there must be some provision for this in the paperwpork 2) Republic sells the order (or take delivery and resell units) (or setup a leasing arm), if and only if the launch pricing t...

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by deltadawg
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 16276

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

No, Delta will do whatever necessary to keep ATL profitable, that is all they care about. That and screwing over DTW..... It's their entire network that gets screwed because they glorify ATL. Not sure how this works? Why would DL screw over themselves in favor of an airport? The assumption that the...

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by deltadawg
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 16276

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

ATL passed 100 million passengers 3-4 years ago and has since been in the 104+ million since. According to the master plan there is enough room and future construction project capacity up to 121 million in the next 20 years which is essentially a 20% increase over ATL's current passenger counts. It ...

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by deltadawg
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Congressman Wants JetBlue's Approach Into LGB Higher and Quieter
Replies: 16
Views: 4013

Re: California Congressman Wants JetBlue's Approach Into LGB Higher and Quieter

Great rationale, let politicians govern flight characteristics and procedures! I hope Mr. Hayes practiced his three pointer with the letter.

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by deltadawg
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports
Replies: 43
Views: 7381

Re: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports

This is very interesting. However, I did not see Turkish listed on ATL or am I missing something? Thanks for posting and welcome!

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by deltadawg
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?
Replies: 29
Views: 8405

Re: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?

As a passenger, I'd prefer flying on the E175, no contest. No doubt.....the E175 is far more comfortable. However, the jury is still out on the economics of the E2 vs. Q400 and ATR. Additionally, one day we may actually have a competition between the E175-E2 and the MRJ. The Q400 has some life stil...

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by deltadawg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 42687

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

So now we know that Boeing will not be doing the 797....Airbus inside sources have confirmed that Boeing cannot make a business case so it is pointless for Airbus to continue the study, the A321 will reign supreme for another 10 years or so while the MAX10 brings up the rear. Cool..... Not sure how...

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by deltadawg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (CSeries) orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 23322

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

LG........with 6 older 737 would be a great candidate for 6 to 10 CS300's. YM also seems like a good fit with three E195's and two F100's seems like the CS100 would give them opportunity to extend the route possibilities to longer destinations as well as standardize the fleet. If I were BT I would g...

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by deltadawg
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 144
Views: 16565

Re: Atlanta air service discussion - 2018

Its funny that BNA has more YVR service than ATL. Wonder if that will change soon via WS or DL? Service is only on Saturdays seasonally right now, right? I never understood why DL dropped the ATL-YVR service? I used to fly it 2-3 times per year for about 5 years but that was about 10 years ago at t...

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by deltadawg
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 20889

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

Seeking Alpha is not an impartial analyst - it is a Boeing cheerleader. It is well worth giving them a wide berth. That's absolutely not true, Seeking Alpha is made of a whole bunch of individual contributors, each of which have their own views. Giving them a wide berth has nothing to do with them ...

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by deltadawg
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 19716

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

I guess I am doing something wrong. I have been transistioning through the Atlanta airport for over 48 years. Both on Eastern and Delta, both the current terminal, and the old pre-1980 terminal. I have never had the first problem in the least. Again, I guess I am doing something wrong to never have...

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by deltadawg
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?
Replies: 29
Views: 4660

Re: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?

Bring them back?? In reality, everything is "People Express" these days. You want "People Express", then buy the lowest Economy fare on American from New York to Miami and you've go it! I can understand marketers trying to evoke the images of airline travel in the past by resurr...

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by deltadawg
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?
Replies: 29
Views: 4660

Re: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?

Bring back Great Plains!

They at least had Krispy Kremes on board!

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by deltadawg
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 19716

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

I avoid Atlanta for all connections it's the hub from hell. You better be ready to be a misplaced passenger if you are transiting the Atlanta hub. I guess I am doing something wrong. I have been transistioning through the Atlanta airport for over 48 years. Both on Eastern and Delta, both the curren...

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by deltadawg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Augusta Masters 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Re: Augusta Masters 2018

It has been this way for many years. I remember once even a 762 was flown in. If I recall correctly it was 1994 or '95. Additionally, AGS tries to get most private jets to use HQU about 25 miles West of AGS in Thomson, GA which is also a Cessna facility. I go past AGS almost every other week and it ...

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by deltadawg
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5411

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

So let me get this straight, most people on here claim that US airlines have the worst service and subpar products, but you want to add more financial pressure by adding more competition which will just result is even worse service and even more subpar products? .. but HUGE profits! Now I actually ...

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by deltadawg
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?
Replies: 31
Views: 5824

Re: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?

Thanks for all the input and I realize this is a bit of an offbeat thread but I was just curious considering I never could find any flights while looking for others. I will be going to Shimla for a long weekend in early October at this point so looking forward to visiting India once again. Thanks on...

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by deltadawg
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?
Replies: 31
Views: 5824

No direct flights between India and Pakistan?

I will be headed to Hyderabad in September for a startup for a new machine our company has sold. Anyway, while looking for some weekend trips to the North of India I never realized that there were no direct flights between India and Pakistan it seems or at least I could not find any. I do know the h...

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by deltadawg
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6: What the heck is going on?
Replies: 49
Views: 8608

Re: B6: What the heck is going on?

I have been on 3 r/t's this year from ATL-BOS and am booked on two more starting in late May ATL-JFK-ORH. Of those 3 ATL-BOS I was on time each time except one. That was Friday, April 2nd. That was one of the N'Oreasters that Boston and New England I and I was on the last B6 flight out to ATL around...

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by deltadawg
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 173408

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Yes, great news! And 2 more had first flights. Here's hoping the program is finally getting some momentum. A.Netters (including myself) have been repeating this for at least five years. While the DL and AC orders gave the program some credibility it just has not seemed to have panned out the way I ...

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by deltadawg
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12181

Re: Aeroflot threatens to deport US CITIZENS to India

I wondered why minorities traveled through Russia, rough place to transit through if you are not white in my opinion. To be totally fair, this comment is somewhat inflammatory in and of itself. To broad stroke an entire nation is paramount to being reckless. That being said, there is always some so...

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by deltadawg
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Landing Gear Fire in ATL
Replies: 2
Views: 2602

DL Landing Gear Fire in ATL

Did not see this posted and only saw it this morning. Looks like it happened last night. Could not find any further news thus far but will check the WSB site in a few moments. Have to do work also. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/delta-landing-gear-fire-hartsfield-jackson-atlanta-airport-today-2018-03-...

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by deltadawg
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines repaint progress discussion thread
Replies: 63
Views: 10745

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

One word describes NK's taxicab paint scheme.........................FUGLY!!!

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by deltadawg
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 469
Views: 130541

Re: Irkut MC-21 Second Flight-Test Prototype Thread

Wow, what a beast! I love the looks of this bird.... I am oh so hoping it will also sell in the west... Can't bear not having a bit more variety in our boring skies.... Perhaps 4O will take a look at it considering they are currently the only Western airline operating a "East Bloc" airfra...

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by deltadawg
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SaudiGulf orders 16 widebodies at Boeing
Replies: 9
Views: 3182

Re: SaudiGulf orders 16 widebodies at Boeing

Good order should it become firm. Congrats to both parties.

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by deltadawg
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 787 in the future?
Replies: 47
Views: 8763

Re: Delta 787 in the future?

No 787 or any Boeing products in their future-Delta has squarely placed all it's eggs in the Airbus basket going forward. Really? DL is not stupid enough to place all their eggs in one basket. DL regularly uses their size and buying power to play one manufacturer off the other in order to obtain th...

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by deltadawg
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa first 787-9 delivered; upgauges EZE, 787-8 to GRU
Replies: 19
Views: 3451

Re: Air Europa first 787-9 delivered; upgauges EZE, 787-8 to GRU

With the arrival of their 787 why would Air Europa not take the opportunity to change that God Awful Livery? Such a spectacular aircraft and such an awful, boring livery!

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by deltadawg
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plot Twist: What if AS got to FL before WN?
Replies: 19
Views: 2259

Re: Plot Twist: What if AS got to FL before WN?

Well, AS didn't so that is the end of the story.

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