The customer, not anet armchair ceo’s, will decide if they perceive the new service concept to be innovative, pleasant, and a cut above. Net promoter score increases have been in the double digits. Check back next spring after Delta’s had the chance to gather data and crews become familiar with the...Jump to post
[/quote]But again back to the topic. Bellinis are a nice touch. Did anyone ever figure out if it’s replacing the first beverage service or supplementing it?[/quote]
I can confirm that the Bellini service does indeed replace the initial beverage/snack service.
Let's take a look at how this differs from the current international main cabin offerings : 1. Bellini service replaces the first full beverage service that came with cocktail snacks. So if you want a diet coke or a gin and tonic, you're gonna have to wait for the beverage cart that accompanies the ...Jump to post
United doesn't even fly LAX to PDX nonstop... and LAX is supposedly a hub for United!!!!! Does the E-175 not have enough range? I wouldn’t fly an E-175 on that far of a flight. Are you being serious? The E-175 absolutely has enough range to fly LAX-PDX. In fact, Compass Airlines operates the flight...Jump to post
I believe the security check point at D9-D11 is for international arriving passengers who are connecting to another flight. O&D passengers get the bus ride. Correct. Although often times, when there are just a few passengers connecting, TSA won't bother opening that checkpoint and passengers ha...Jump to post
Low ceilings up north at Seatac...looks like a DL A350 just diverted to PDX. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL166/history/20190530/0710Z/RJAA/KPDX I do hope someone captured some photos!! Same here! Wouldn't have made it from PSU to PDX on MAX in time and couldn't miss class today. First A350...Jump to post
Great to see the new IAF is progressing nicely. So any day now we can expect DL to announce SEA-SIN, MNL, SYD, TPE, and the resumption of HKG right? KIDDING! I just hope no one is too sorely disappointed when DL doesn't add any new international flights, even well after the new IAF facility is up an...Jump to post
The titling is spaced too far apart. U N I T E D I’m surprised the marketing folks didn’t catch this. From a brand perspective, and to more deeply connect with the mass target on an emotional level, something like this should have been used: UNITED Most branding experts would agree that the closer ...Jump to post
I love this expansion by UAL. Seems like they are the one being progressive and leading the pack now while AA and DL just sit back and twiddle their thumbs. Will this be one of the longest flights to fly almost exclusively over water? SFO-SIN has it beat, unless you count it out because it occasion...Jump to post
I do ATL-NRT-SIN-NRT-ATL on Delta once per month. I am not sure if DL is making money on NRT-SIN-NRT but the flight is always full and sometimes overbooked. Some folks have speculated that after DL exits NRT they would do SEA-SIN. Can the A350 do this? Maybe it would be weight restricted? Seems rig...Jump to post
Interesting that SEA-MEX is going twice-daily. Although the route isn't doing horribly, it's certainly not a rock-star performer, if its LF is any indicator. Maybe AM's cancellation of PDX-MEX benefited SEA? Connecting the 2 hubs of this JV? It would have been nice to have seen DL operate the secon...Jump to post
Your observation is typical. Take a look at the crew line at customs at any international airport. It's not difficult to spot the North American crews as they are generally a frumpy/sloppy lot. Taking pride in a tidy/neatly groomed appearance isn't much of a thing among North American airline crews ...Jump to post
Companies don't generally have mottos that long. Keep Climbing. North of Expected. Fly the friendly skies. One mission, yours. It's time to fly. These are airline mottos, past and present, that work. Sorry to say but your idea is way too wordy to be an airline motto. Try thinking of something shorte...Jump to post
I would venture to think it likely DL ends up eventually with all of the B gates. Just a theory, I have no inside information. And it won't happen right away but after gates get added in the next project(s) on the north side of the D concourse and the North Satellite. I remember some saying DL woul...Jump to post
PlanesNTrains wrote:klm617 wrote:How does a plane going from SNA to SEA wind up near RNO ?
It got drawn into DTW’s gravitational pull.
Cho would never allow it, it was already hard enough to get a JV. If Delta wanted to fly ICN-SIN it could, but more likely, I think, is a new SEA-SIN route. If I remember, 2020 is when the new international arrivals area opens at Sea-Tac. What happens to MNL is anyone’s guess. If you ask me, DL wou...Jump to post
As I understand it, the fifth freedom flights are the result of a negotiation between the US and Japan, going back to WWII. As such, I assume DL can’t move them from Japan. 5th Freedoms by DL from ICN would require permission from the Korean government, which has no reason to grant it. I can’t imag...Jump to post
SAT is losing AC service to YYZ so I imagine it will once again be one of the top US markets without nonstop service to Canada.Jump to post
Has anyone else noticed how much Delta or the Port is investing in advertisements for the PDX-LHR flight? I have seen many billboards around the city, commercials, promos with local news stations and advertisements on magazines. I really hope they do very well on this route to make it year round. I...Jump to post
SAT was so happy to have that nonstop flight to YYZ. It's really too bad they can't support it. Meanwhile, an hour up the road AUS is now getting a flight to YYC. Ouch. It's nice to see WS finally entering the PDX market. The US Pacific Northwest always seemed like a gaping hole in their network. I ...Jump to post
I think one day we'll look back at these years and say, "Remember when basically every airline utilized the same livery template with a plain white fuselage and company logo on the tail section? That sure was a boring era for commercial aviation liveries." As far as uninspired euro-white l...Jump to post
Hmm well at least we have heard from the horses mouth that it's actually going to start and last years announcement of intent to restart service wasn't just political posturing. An ULH route to India really seems to buck the trend for Delta as far as their recent international strategy goes which se...Jump to post
I know a lot of senior crews that do everything in their power not to serve F or J and prefer to do the Y service. Interesting, as a lot of flight attendants I have spoken with before, have said that they prefer working first class as there are less people to serve and the passengers are generally ...Jump to post
SEA-KIX starts in March with a 763 SEA-NRT will be upgraded to a 359 in March as well. SEA-NRT seems like a big waste of an A350. An A333 can handle it just fine. With ANA and JAL both on the route with 787's, DL has no choice but to throw its best product on this route if it wants to retain market...Jump to post
https://www.mysanantonio.com/business/l ... 517054.php
I definitely thought we’d see SAT land BOS service before PDX but exciting nonetheless.
Great adds! Although I try not to get too excited about ULCC route announcements as they often operate for a few months before going away forever. SAT is an exciting add and if I’m not mistaken it’s the first time the route has ever been flown nonstop. PDX will now be connected to all four big Texas...Jump to post
I’ve always thought SAT was underserved for a city its size. BOS is the obvious hole. I could see B6 or WN starting that route. PDX on AS would be nice but seems unlikely given the second SEA flight and AS has been cutting back at PDX as of late. I’m eager to see what’s next for SAT. Could SAT’s fir...Jump to post
Delta dropping SEA-YEG is interesting, any idea if it's just going seasonal? They seem to struggle in SEA and I can't help but wonder if their hub there is sustainable. Also, SEA-MCO continues to struggle to maintain daily service.Jump to post
Wow! I’m really curious about that. Maybe they are doing some domestics in between now! Certainly has not always been the case. In the winter, when AMS and NRT don't operate daily, PDX crews are given a couple of domestic trips. Usually JFK or ATL turns, sometimes DTW. Also, when LHR starts, about ...Jump to post
enilria wrote:Don’t worry, soon High Pressure System KaPowee will push it out of the area.
I agree with above posters on B6. It's astounding that they haven't launched BOS service yet. Could be done with an E-195, no? Perhaps DL would consider it although they probably don't won't want to risk cannabalizing their AUS-BOS flight. An AS 175 to PDX would be a welcome addition as well.Jump to post
Keep Climbing = Focusing on what lies ahead rather than clinging to the past. Kind of makes you think why they decided to randomly tilt the widget on the tail if "looking upward" is their theme. Branding consistency but the Widget on the fuselage is pointing upright while the one on the t...Jump to post
So not an outright cancellation of the A359s, but effectively one. It shows little desire to take those deliveries, only maybe later if DL changes their mind. I think this very much plays in the JV dynamic. DL will continue to push traffic over the JV hubs in ICN, AMS, CDG, and I'm sure hopefully P...Jump to post
For all the naysayers here, I would pay close attention to BDL757's post about the internal memo. Looks like AUS, and to a lesser extent RDU, are about to see a lot more Delta flights. Stay tuned.Jump to post
Sorry for the late reply, but yes. I don't know how Delta is able to compete with UA/AA/SQ/CX without those links. I live in Phoenix for example, you would have to be a super die-hard Delta traveller to not fly UA/SQ to SIN or UA/AA/CX to HKG. And that is not different in LA or NYC. A little out of...Jump to post
I can't imagine on what planet DL would continue serving MNL or SIN on their own metal. Once the NRT tags go away, these routes will almost certainly be served only via ICN on KE. DL is in a very vulnerable position in Asia and it's lunch is in danger of getting eaten in SEA with AS and it's cohort ...Jump to post
https://www.portseattle.org/news/singap ... ac-airport
Four times weekly starting 3 September 2019. Flights operated with 253 seat Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
Good for SQ and good for Seattle. And also, where are all the people who said, "The only thing that keeps Delta from opening more international routes out of SEA is the congested international arrivals facility. Once the new IAF opens, Delta will finally be able to open up a bunch of new routes...Jump to post
It's sad that Delta regressed so much under Anderson and Bastian. Delta started service to some exotic places in Europe, the middle East, and Africa in 2006/2007. These days the only new service we see is to AMS, CDG. I guess the A330 fits the bill for hub to hub flying and the poor folks who now t...Jump to post
All four SEA-Asia routes (yes, there are only four) are currently operated with the 767 and some are not even daily so the 339 would be quite the increase in capacity. I'd be surprised if anything other than ICN could support a larger aircraft although NRT, of course, is being upgauged next year in ...Jump to post
If true, potentially not good news for Delta's Pacific hub in SEA. Delta stopped flying SEA-HKG and Cathay stepped up. Now another very high quality airline is rumored to start SEA-SIN. Then again, ICN, is right on the great circle route SEA-SIN.....maybe Delta can compete SEA-ICN-SIN on JV partner...Jump to post