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by jrkmsp
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 101
Views: 7140

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

In many places in the US, such a request would be illegal. It's a bad look for KLM and they should quickly change their policy.

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by jrkmsp
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 74437

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Don't quote me but I was told a) their retirement had been sped up and b) their retirement had been spread out...in last week from two people with ties to flight ops. The engine overhaul issue is the wildcard with the spec only handled in NZ. Seems like DL has slowed, not sped up, the pacing of MD-...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5273

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

Nope, we were told the MIA-ATL flight was too short for the free alcohol service. Yeah, that's a crew that was either lying, lazy or misinformed. See the Delta website: https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/onboard-experience/delta-comfort-plus.html In addition to standard onboa...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5273

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

Not on my LAS-LAX flight :hissyfit: It is free — you just have to be willing to ask for it. On flights of less than, roughy, 350 miles they usually offer water in the back, but if anyone in C+ asks for a drink, they'll give it to you without any fuss. The MIA-ATL flight should have had full drink s...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5273

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

DL doesn’t offer free alcohol in standard economy in the continental US. Alcohol is free in Comfort+ on all domestic routes. Not on my LAS-LAX flight :hissyfit: It is free — you just have to be willing to ask for it. On flights of less than, roughy, 350 miles they usually offer water in the back, b...

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by jrkmsp
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 736
Views: 144416

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Quick question...which WiFi system does the 332 have? I’d think it would have to be 2ku, but it was only active above 10k feet. I thought the new system is ground to ground. Thanks. Most of the wide bodies have the KU system, as do the 75Hs. Basically, this is the first generation of satellite WiFi...

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by jrkmsp
Sat May 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

"Even though Korean Air has one daily flight to Haneda from Incheon, Delta cannot access Haneda via this flight due to restrictions on third country codesharing in the South Korea-Japan bilateral." "Korean Air also has three daily flights from intra-Asia limited Gimpo International A...

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by jrkmsp
Sat May 18, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

GMP-HND route is excluded, because the third country codeshare is prohibited on this route. So probably not. It is included in the JV. All trans-Pacific except China is included. "Even though Korean Air has one daily flight to Haneda from Incheon, Delta cannot access Haneda via this flight due...

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by jrkmsp
Fri May 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 129 SEA-PEK diversion to Hohhot, China (HET)
Replies: 12
Views: 5135

Re: Delta 129 SEA-PEK diversion to Hohhot, China (HET)

EvanWSFO wrote:
Why would they not go to PEK? HET is ~250 miles further west.


FR24 shows it circling SW of PEK for a while. Seems odd they’d circle SW of PEK and then divert to HET got a mechanical.

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by jrkmsp
Fri May 17, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

ITSTours wrote:
SUNCTRY738 wrote:
Will all these additional flights to Haneda by DL be part of the JV with Korean?


GMP-HND route is excluded, because the third country codeshare is prohibited on this route.
So probably not.


It is included in the JV. All trans-Pacific except China is included.

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by jrkmsp
Thu May 16, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 66
Views: 3831

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

I think it's only been there about 3 years I've been to the one on Layton Ave...where's the other one? Last time I flew through MSP was at least 25 years ago, and there was an observation deck then, by the C and D gate intersection. Still there and a mandatory stop whenever I pass thru MSP. Can som...

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by jrkmsp
Thu May 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 66
Views: 3831

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

MSP has an outdoor viewing area literally in the middle of the airfield, at the intersection of two runways and on the taxiway to a third. It’s really excellent.

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by jrkmsp
Fri May 10, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 787 at MSP?
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: AF 787 at MSP?

usflyer msp wrote:
AF is seasonal. This season (which started May 1) they are flying a 789 to MSP.


Only the first part of the season. In July, it switches to a 777.

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by jrkmsp
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 63
Views: 12951

Re: Delta 321neo routes

I heard that there would be lie-flats on some subset of the neos. I’m unclear whether it will be the ETOPS fleet, or some other subset.

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by jrkmsp
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 976
Views: 236105

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Based on a 15% holding how much input will DL have. I think that the goal is to cover the 1 billion bridge loan, so 15% of that would be about 150 million EUR. I think that the deal will go through. DL will probably take it up to 30% on condition that they can run the show as they please, with an o...

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by jrkmsp
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest delay with paid hotel?
Replies: 14
Views: 2203

Re: Longest delay with paid hotel?

Really? Surely passengers could have been reaccommodated much more quickly and comfortably by their JV partner, AA. People could have been moved from LAS to PHX, LAX and any other AA hub and put on BA or AA metal across the pond. To put people up in hotels for four days seems insane.

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by jrkmsp
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29587

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

717s are MadDogs. They don't age out like other airplanes. NW / DL was happily flying DC9s that were 40+ years old, 8 to 10 cycles a day, before fuel shot up. Parts, that's another story . . . Finally, DL is very disciplined with regards to capex. They are not quite down to the 60 or so 50 seat RJ ...

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by jrkmsp
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 923
Views: 109358

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I would assume they are, it is busy enough, if not they could just fly to STL on the way back. KCPS isn't a designated port of entry, so they would have to go to STL(or SUS). Well, it must be a POE since the Jets flew into CPS. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA7017/history/20190413/1906Z/CYWG...

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by jrkmsp
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Columbia MO airport carriers suspend flights
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Columbia MO airport carriers suspend flights

Sounds like a full airport closure is now planned for a week so they can get service back sooner than anticipated. They'll probably immediately do the pavement replacement where the runways intersect, to fix the speed bump

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by jrkmsp
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights suspended at COU
Replies: 24
Views: 5368

Re: Flights suspended at COU

Scarebus34 wrote:
... flights seem to be operating today COU-ORD

Air Wisconsin continues to fly. Envoy, Mesa and SkyWest all canceled service through Monday.

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by jrkmsp
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines have most aircraft types in their fleet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Which airlines have most aircraft types in their fleet?

Delta operates the 717, 737, 738, 739, 752, 753, 763, 764, 777, 77L, A221, A319, A320, A321, A332, A333, A339 (next month), A359, MD88, MD90. I cant think anyone could have a more diverse fleet than that. It’s basically every operating aircraft except the A340, 787 A380 and 747, which they retired 1...

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by jrkmsp
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19318

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

flybry wrote:
Is Delta now larger than United and American at Heathrow?


No, still much smaller. But DL/VS combined are bigger than UA. But still much smaller than BA/AA.

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by jrkmsp
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19318

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

My understanding is it will be operated by Delta. Details to come later this year — after they see what B6 is announcing, no doubt.

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by jrkmsp
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20070

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

They are expanding the concourse towards the East. I am not sure if they are still on the 2035 LTCP, but these are the latest renderings I could find for the future of the airport... http://metroairports.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=1&clip_id=1455&meta_id=8795 This isn’t that, per se...

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by jrkmsp
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

Etheereal wrote:
Chance of B6 ordering 787-10s for HND? :stirthepot:


They would have had to apply, so....

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by jrkmsp
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20070

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Where exactly are they going to be expanding G? And yes, that area is rediculously crowded particularly since they love to park 739/A321/757s at those gates. They are expanding the concourse towards the East. I am not sure if they are still on the 2035 LTCP, but these are the latest renderings I co...

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by jrkmsp
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20070

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't follow this thread too closely, but I am now connecting through MSP near-weekly. Anyways, it appears that DL is going to be opening a new, 3rd Sky Club on Concourse G next year. Apparently near G17. Anyone have more details about this and/or some type of expansion to the gate hold area at t...

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by jrkmsp
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?
Replies: 21
Views: 3409

Re: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?

I thought I heard an announcement there would be a new UC suite on the A350s. I find the current version very narrow. Looking forward to seeing the next iteration.

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by jrkmsp
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 736
Views: 144416

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I'm curious....was this a paper upgrade sign off or was it the last batch came with this ability? I don't know the exact timing (whether the latest deliveries were certified for 275 t at delivery), but all of them have been upgraded. There has been a further upgrade to 280 t which can't be applied ...

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by jrkmsp
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

I agree, I think if we assume for a moment that Delta gets all 6 of their requested slots, they immediately announce either, KIX-SIN/MNL, NGO-SIN/MNL or ICN-SIN, ICN-MNL, or they just close MNL and/or SIN. I tend to think they will keep them in some capacity because they have stuck around this long...

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by jrkmsp
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

Anyone know what time the routes will be announced tomorrow? The airlines are submitting formal responses to each of their opponent's route applications tomorrow (as required by the DOT). The official routes will be announced on March 7th. Actually, that’s not right either. Replies are airlines cha...

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by jrkmsp
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/24/2019: UP Drops IAH;UA Adds MSS/OGS/PIR/ATY;MS to IAD;AC Drops JAX,SEA-YYC;3M Adds MCO-VPS
Replies: 51
Views: 9823

Re: OAG Changes 2/24/2019: UP Drops IAH;UA Adds MSS/OGS/PIR/ATY;MS to IAD;AC Drops JAX,SEA-YYC;3M Adds MCO-VPS

Thanks as always for sharing this stuff, enilria! Looks like UA*/OO begins PIR and ATY on Apr 3: Daily schedule looks like this: ATY-PIR-DEN DEN-PIR r/t DEN-ATY r/t DEN-PIR-ATY MSS and OGS begin May 3, I could only find flt. 5140 ORD-OGS-MSS-IAD, 5164 IAD-OGS, and 5125 OGS-ORD, doesn't look like th...

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by jrkmsp
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

The rights are ultimately the property of the U.S. govt. I'm fairly sure that a foreign govt can't dictate which carrier uses rights allocated to the United States absent something like anti-trust. US-Japan is an Open Skies market now. ANY carrier can fly 5th freedom ex-NRT. Haneda is a special car...

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by jrkmsp
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385869

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

An ex-LAN, ex-China Southern, ex-Canadian jet. 27 years old almost.

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by jrkmsp
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

AA's LAS is also cray-cray, but at least they can use JAL to sell it as a de facto JL flight catering to the JL FFP base. DL can't do that with HNL and PDX just won't work. Do you think they will do as they did before? Operate PDX. Let it fail. Cry about the powerful Japanese JVs and then try to mo...

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by jrkmsp
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

I would bet money on these 10 getting picked: AA: DFW1, LAX DL: SEA, DTW, ATL, PDX HA: HNL1 UA: EWR, ORD, IAD Then it gets interesting. By process of elimination, there are 9 bids for the last 2 spots. I would guess: - DL's HNL#1 eliminates HA's HNL#2 & HNL#3, because if the DOT awards any more...

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by jrkmsp
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

Here is my prediction for the US carriers AA: DFW-HND (One of them IDK) LAX-HND LAS-HND UA: EWR-HND IAD-HND ORD-HND DL: SEA-HND DTW-HND ATL-HND PDX-HND HL: HNL-HND(One of them) Last slot: DL: HND-HNL or UA: LAX-HND This is along the lines of what I was thinking also. This way you'd only end up with...

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by jrkmsp
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

pnwpdx wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:
When do we find out which proposals are awarded?


First post states:

Procedural Timetable:
Petitions for Reconsideration February 14
Answers to Petitions February 19
Applications February 21
Answers February 28
Replies March 7


I expect awards sometime in early April.

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by jrkmsp
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

United submits it’s application: Hopes to serve HND fromEWR, IAD, ORD, IAH, LAX, and GUM. EWR, LAX, and GUM will supplement NRT flights. IAD, ORD, and IAH will replace NRT flights. https://hub.united.com/2019-02-21-united-applies-to-serve-tokyo-haneda-from-six-leading-u-s-hubs-where-demand-is-highe...

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by jrkmsp
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20070

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Feb. is officially the snowiest month ever in Minneapolis with more trouble at MSP today. Flights were temporarily halted due to low visibility and many are delayed, canceled, or being diverted. This month has been absolutely crazy for those snow plow operators at MSP. I hope they get compensated w...

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by jrkmsp
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CUTE at LGA
Replies: 6
Views: 2807

Re: CUTE at LGA

Once the LGA redevelopment program is completed, it was my understanding that to make the operation more efficient, the airport will transition to CUTE in the way the gates are utilized, as opposed to the legacy portions of the airport where airlines have dedicated gates. How will this impact DL an...

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by jrkmsp
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

If a US airline was to get one of these pairs, could they subcontract the actual flying to another airline, as long as the service was provided? I am asking a legal question, not suggesting this was a good idea, but if Alaska wanted to feed a flight out of SEA, or JetBlue out of BOS, could they app...

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by jrkmsp
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

I think DL will apply for at least 6: the obvious SEA, DTW, and ATL, plus PDX, JFK, and probably HNL. I don't think they'll apply for BOS, but I could be wrong there. I agree with others that they'll likely try to use this opportunity to completely exit NRT I’m puzzled as to why you believe DL will...

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by jrkmsp
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

Seems like DL would be better off moving it's 5th freedom flights to ICN once they lose the excuse of HND being restricted. 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. 5t...

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by jrkmsp
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

Should be fun to watch this play out. ItI could have been 4 each for UA/AA/DL but we'll see if HA wants to play the spoiler here. I'd say 4 or 5 slots for Delta is most likely, which means ATL/DTW/SEA plus one of PDX/HNL/SIN/MNL would also move. By Summer Season 2020, I suspect Delta will have Gatw...

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by jrkmsp
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

https://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf103/476.pdf
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Also, here's a link to the full instituting order for those who want to read:

https://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf103/476.pdf

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by jrkmsp
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132973

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

I think the Feb. 14 deadline is for petitions to reconsider their decision to reject Delta's application for gateway flexibility. Their applications for service are due Feb. 21 — with replies to the applications due a week later.

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by jrkmsp
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 923
Views: 109358

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Well I know they are saying they want 3 more gates for sure, which according to station personnel (rumor) is a done deal with the City of St. Louis, so your pdf link looks like what they would open up next. My question is whether the City will just then go ahead and reopen the rest of D to connect ...

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by jrkmsp
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 923
Views: 109358

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

[twoid][/twoid] Well I know they are saying they want 3 more gates for sure, which according to station personnel (rumor) is a done deal with the City of St. Louis, so your pdf link looks like what they would open up next. My question is whether the City will just then go ahead and reopen the rest o...

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by jrkmsp
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 736
Views: 144416

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 1/31 763: scheduled additional ATL-BOS-ATL rotation - Super Bowl (N140LL) 763: scheduled additional ATL-BOS-ATL rotation - Super Bowl (N1402A) 763ER-high J: SEA-NRT flight diverted to HND - runway closure (N1610D) 763ER-high J: ATL-MUC flight - maintenance exit [10 days...

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