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by TransWorldOne
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20820

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20820

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

[/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.

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by TransWorldOne
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20820

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

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 ...

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by TransWorldOne
Fri May 31, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 53
Views: 5715

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Fri May 31, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 683
Views: 86992

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Thu May 30, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 683
Views: 86992

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Fri May 24, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9420

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356805

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

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 ...

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by TransWorldOne
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19559

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132978

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 14625

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 8918

Re: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019

SEA-YEG and now SEA-YYJ. Wonder what routes we'll see DL drop next from its "flourishing" Seattle hub.

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by TransWorldOne
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Observed today: the perfect dress/style of an Asian flight crew
Replies: 55
Views: 8583

Re: Observed today: the perfect dress/style of an Asian flight crew

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 ...

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by TransWorldOne
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 683
Views: 86992

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Wingtips56 wrote:
DL wouldn't forfeit the PDX-NRT route if they don't get HND, would they? Couldn't they just continue it as today?


Not when they’re trying to close their NRT operation entirely.

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by TransWorldOne
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines New Motto?
Replies: 45
Views: 5158

Re: Alaska Airlines New Motto?

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9420

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/Compass E175 makes emergency landing due to severe turbulence
Replies: 21
Views: 4732

Re: Delta/Compass E175 makes emergency landing due to severe turbulence

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.


I just spit my drink out :lol:

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by TransWorldOne
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132978

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132978

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top US markets without service to Canada and Top unserved US routes
Replies: 48
Views: 6004

Re: Top US markets without service to Canada and Top unserved US routes

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.

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by TransWorldOne
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL already ending SEA-KIX?
Replies: 73
Views: 12949

DL already ending SEA-KIX?

Delta is launching (or I guess you could say re-launching) SEA-KIX in April but it is not bookable after October 25th. Does Delta plan on discontinuing the route before it even begins? I don't remember any mention of the route being a seasonal one.

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by TransWorldOne
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 683
Views: 86992

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 683
Views: 86992

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

flyoregon wrote:
I'm surprised they added PDX before SLC, but I also assume DL has that pretty well covered


Yes, same with SEA.

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by TransWorldOne
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/27/2019:AC Drops SAT;DL Adds SBA-SLC;WS Adds AUS/PDX-YYC
Replies: 66
Views: 11490

Re: OAG Changes 1/27/2019:AC Drops SAT;DL Adds SBA-SLC;WS Adds AUS/PDX-YYC

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 ...

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by TransWorldOne
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Attractions at Airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3694

Re: Attractions at Airports

PDX has a small theatre that screens short films as well as a distillery where you can taste locally made spirits.

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by TransWorldOne
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93154

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1003
Views: 144156

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class FA Service Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2359

Re: US First Class FA Service Question

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 ...

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by TransWorldOne
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 15572

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Antonio Air Service Announcements
Replies: 32
Views: 5326

Re: San Antonio Air Service Announcements

https://www.mysanantonio.com/business/l ... 517054.php

I definitely thought we’d see SAT land BOS service before PDX but exciting nonetheless.
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https://www.mysanantonio.com/business/l ... 517054.php

I definitely thought we’d see SAT land BOS service before PDX but exciting nonetheless.

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by TransWorldOne
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Antonio Air Service Announcements
Replies: 32
Views: 5326

Re: San Antonio Air Service Announcements

rainaviation wrote:
SY has loaded SAT into their system. Service to MSP, PDX, SFO and LAX


I’m only seeing PDX and MSP. Where are you seeing SFO and LAX?

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by TransWorldOne
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 683
Views: 86992

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Antonio Air Service Announcements
Replies: 32
Views: 5326

Re: San Antonio Air Service Announcements

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer
Replies: 103
Views: 13776

Re: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer

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.

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by TransWorldOne
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131353

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

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 ...

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by TransWorldOne
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 7907

Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

enilria wrote:
Don’t worry, soon High Pressure System KaPowee will push it out of the area.


I don't understand this comment, enilria, can you elaborate?

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by TransWorldOne
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Airline for SAT?
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Next Airline for SAT?

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.

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by TransWorldOne
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131353

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I would take pilot rumors with a grain of salt if I were you.

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by TransWorldOne
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Special Liveries
Replies: 41
Views: 5351

Re: Delta and Special Liveries

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 63235

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 17486

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

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.

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by TransWorldOne
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27157

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 97
Views: 15429

Re: Delta and Haneda

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 ...

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by TransWorldOne
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27157

Official: Singapore Announces SIN-SEA

https://www.portseattle.org/news/singap ... ac-airport

Four times weekly starting 3 September 2019. Flights operated with 253 seat Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
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https://www.portseattle.org/news/singap ... ac-airport

Four times weekly starting 3 September 2019. Flights operated with 253 seat Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

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by TransWorldOne
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27157

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330-900 routes
Replies: 80
Views: 13595

Re: Delta A330-900 routes

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330-900 routes
Replies: 80
Views: 13595

Re: Delta A330-900 routes

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 ...

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by TransWorldOne
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27157

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

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...

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by TransWorldOne
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 59
Views: 10516

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

Wow! DL is building quite the international network from BOS. Next summer DL will operate:
BOS-AMS
BOS-CDG
BOS-DUB
BOS-EDI
BOS-LHR
BOS-LIS.

Impressive.

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by TransWorldOne
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32822

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

And I thought SEA-CHS was a long and thin route. Unbelievable.

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