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by DLvsWN
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9021

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

I didn’t realize AM/DL canceled both the QRO and BJX flights. Anyone know if this is temporary/MAX related, or permanent?

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by DLvsWN
Fri May 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 6141

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

For all the FL fans unfortunately ATL wasn't the reason WN bought them. If it was it would have connected a lot more dots between both networks. WN buying AirTran was all about killing off a main LCC in the Eastern,Midwest and South. AirTran was shopping and WN was buying. WN ATL current network fe...

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by DLvsWN
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 12480

Re: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020

ATL-LIS is a completely different market for TAP than for DL. DL is counting on US to Portugal; TAP is counting on ATL to Europe/North Africa. It's hard to find data supporting this, but I'd be surprised if the former market is larger than the latter, either in terms of sheer numbers and in fares. E...

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by DLvsWN
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10734

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

I haven't seen anyone yet mention the party-line justification from the airlines' perspective: that allowing monopoly pricing on hub markets makes flights financially viable that otherwise might not be . A flight from SEA to CDG is a mix of nonstop flying at a premium and connection flying, with the...

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by DLvsWN
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 23547

Re: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City

Ugh, as an Atlanta-based person who travels to MEX frequently this is terrible. Delta fares are routinely $1100 r/t and going United/American only cuts that down maybe $100, even 7 days out. It's to the point that Atlanta-Mexico fares across the board seem inexplicably, almost collusively, high--muc...

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by DLvsWN
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled
Replies: 97
Views: 23921

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Truly a disaster for anyone who actually travels to MEX much (I also travel to PBC a lot too, and suggesting that as a secondary airport is laughable). MEX has fallen into worse and worse disrepair as a result of the planned new airport, and even without this problem it's a congested nightmare by an...

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by DLvsWN
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5418

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

The problem is specifically Western Europe; Qatar is almost irrelevant in this discussion. The cheapest 1-stop to Paris in July right now is $1,308 (dates Jul 1 - 15). From MIA it's $794. From IAD it's $773. From PHL it's $912. Atlanta pays captive hub/small town prices to Western Europe. I've known...

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by DLvsWN
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN
Replies: 113
Views: 13494

Re: OAG Changes 2/18/2018:AM Adds DTW-BJX;AS Drops SFO-FLL/MSP,LAX-MCO,MEX-SAN;NK Drops MSP-ORD;WN Adds EWR-OAK/SAN

I know SEP is low season, but 2x is not competitive with DL's shuttle-like operation and B6's 5x. I wonder if this will stick around for much longer... PHL isn't being discussed here, but ATL-PHL is a similar situation. WN down to 2x in low and 3x high, and sub-$50 fares can be found last minute. I...

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by DLvsWN
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN dual boarding at DAL?
Replies: 21
Views: 3554

Re: WN dual boarding at DAL?

I may have heard wrong, but what I did hear was that in the early days, WN off-loaded from the rear while boarding from the front to reduce turn-around times. Caught in the middle was an aircraft cleaner trying to keep up. Was that true? No, that never happened. We’ve never deplaned in that manner,...

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by DLvsWN
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN dual boarding at DAL?
Replies: 21
Views: 3554

Re: WN dual boarding at DAL?

I've been on the dual bridge in ALB in the last ~18 months. It actually got a fair amount of use when I was there, but I doubt it's worth the hassle. It's a pretty enormous piece of equipment that has to pivot up in the air at an awkward 30-degree angle to clear the wing when the plane leaves. I too...

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by DLvsWN
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which major US hub has the shortest average flight time to any point in the mainland US
Replies: 69
Views: 8373

Re: Which major US hub has the shortest average flight time to any point in the mainland US

An interesting question is "which hub location is best from the standpoint of pure geographic location" (ie excluding metro area size and demand). Being central to the entire area is not necessarily best from the standpoint of pure geography. There's a reason hubs like PTY and KEF are stil...

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by DLvsWN
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 144
Views: 16587

Re: Atlanta air service discussion - 2018

2017 was a pretty good year. Aeromexico and Jetblue adds were significant. There's a lot more competition to major domestic markets than there was 3 or so years ago. I really wish someone would come in and bust up the Skyteam near-monopoly TATL. For Western Europe you have two frequencies per day of...

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by DLvsWN
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 5670

Re: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs

So just to be clear, pairings such as the following are included in this calculation, correct? YYC - ORD - MAN The first segment is only flown by United, and the second only by American, and no sane person would ever book this itinerary, but it's technically an itinerary that satisfies the requireme...

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by DLvsWN
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 60097

Re: DL Future Expansion

Thanks. When I look at Delta investor presentations I see nothing really focused on revenue growth, it's all about cost/profit/balance sheet performance. There's very little long term focus on the international network at all, relative to the market overall, which seems problematic. I'm not seeing ...

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by DLvsWN
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?
Replies: 45
Views: 9107

Re: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?

Corruption Perception Index ratings (1 = most corrupt, 100 = least corrupt): Angola: 18, has functioning national airline Congo: 21, dysfunctional national airline Kenya: 26, has functioning national airline Cameroon: 26, dysfunctional national airline Mozambique: 27, has functioning national airli...

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by DLvsWN
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?
Replies: 45
Views: 9107

Re: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?

Corruption Perception Index ratings (1 = most corrupt, 100 = least corrupt): Angola: 18, has functioning national airline Congo: 21, dysfunctional national airline Kenya: 26, has functioning national airline Cameroon: 26, dysfunctional national airline Mozambique: 27, has functioning national airlin...

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by DLvsWN
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK
Replies: 77
Views: 12635

Re: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK

Press release said AM would add second roundtrip in the market. Appears back to 1 rt on AM. *DL ATL-BJX SEP 1.0>0 OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 0.9>0 JAN 1.0>0 FEB 1.0>0 2x daily on AM are available for sale on delta.com and aeromexico.com starting in October. I think September it changes to 1x daily AM,...

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by DLvsWN
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL orders additional 737-900ER aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 14480

Re: DL orders additional 737-900ER aircraft

:banghead: I'm tired of the 739 already, I don't think it's all that great of a plane honestly, it's basically cuddle seating, the cargo bin is longer than the Great Wall of China, not to mention the ceiling in the bin is so low anyone over 5'8 smacks their head every time. Have you ever been in th...

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by DLvsWN
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 41631

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Guys, this isn't a protectionist measure to help US airlines. Open your eyes a little wider.

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