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by jrkmsp
Sun May 10, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall
Replies: 61
Views: 11199

Re: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall

Interesting that DL seems to be canceling its plan to move to PKX for a while, with a planned resumption of PEK in September and October. Maybe they’ll move at the IATA summer/winter split.

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by jrkmsp
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63418

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

This makes perfect sense to me. Delta returns the 717s to Boeing now, with no more lease payments due, immediately shrinking its fleet by 91 frames. In exchange, it signs a purchase agreement for 100 737MAX at favorable terms that start coming on property in 2022 or later, when the grounding is just...

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by jrkmsp
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25254

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

Looks like the United schedule change to pull EWR and LGA basically down to zero must have been filed late in the day. That would have been an annihilation. Next week, I guess.

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by jrkmsp
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11582

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

DakotaFlyer wrote:
Anyone tell me how the concourses look after the governor shutdown sit-in restaurants? Have any closed or they all strictly offering to-go meals?


MSP restaurants and bars are exempt somehow, or so I have been told. Haven’t seen it firsthand.

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by jrkmsp
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337590

Re: U.S. Airline Industry Request $50 Billion Dollar Bailout

They're specifically asking to be exempt from aviation taxes (including PFCs) until the end of 2021, which would be a huge blow to airports (which are already going to have a lot of problems to deal with). I realize A4A always has a particular axe to grind against the PFC, but this is a really bad ...

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by jrkmsp
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 424
Views: 38640

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

I know American announced that they will rid the 767s by the end of May this year, while the 757s will be gone by 2021 at some point. I know Delta or United won't likely follow this route, but there is any chance that they will accelerate the retirement of maybe a few of them since demand is gettin...

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by jrkmsp
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11582

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Delta is set to cancel all fight in between MSP-AMS, MSP-CDG, and FI from MSP-KEF until I’m guessing around April because of the coronavirus. Does anyone know why MSP isn’t classified as one of the U.S airports that can allow flights from Europe to come in at this time? I know it might seem like a ...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What types will Delta order/option for delivery in 2023/2024?
Replies: 161
Views: 18327

Re: What types will Delta order/option for delivery in 2023/2024?

I’d say it’s highly likely the plan was a Max8 order that has been put on hold until Boeing gets its act together. Question remains if there are any slots to be had in that timeframe.

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by jrkmsp
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl 54 Aviation Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: Super Bowl 54 Aviation Thread

I figured that since the Super Bowl is all but a national holiday in the U.S., I wanted to open a separate thread relating to the extra flights due into MIA and FLL for the big game in two weeks. Already noticing that AA is adding four flights on 31JAN20 from MCI to MIA - 2x 752 and 2x 738, with fo...

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by jrkmsp
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11582

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anyone have any information on the Concourse G remodel? I saw parts of an article behind a paywall. I knew they planned to "fill in" the gaps between gates, but any idea on when this construction will start and if they are still planning on a Concourse G tram? For now, only the infil...

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by jrkmsp
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296567

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Dear people, Wouldn't it be the most obvious reason the airplane didn't contact the tower the fact the pilots were uncounsciousness, and that caused by cabin decompression or direct hit by a bomb? And why nobody is asking for ATC last calls? Cabin decompression at this altitude wouldn't cause insta...

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by jrkmsp
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296567

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

AP also reporting

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by jrkmsp
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23786

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

There’s also an ongoing environmental assessment to complete the expansion of T4 for Delta and friends. Pier A will expand substantially and produce something like 10-12 more gates, before T2 is torn down. Every airline wins in this scenario, as expected. That's good to hear, but how's the timing g...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23786

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

There’s also an ongoing environmental assessment to complete the expansion of T4 for Delta and friends. Pier A will expand substantially and produce something like 10-12 more gates, before T2 is torn down. Every airline wins in this scenario, as expected.

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by jrkmsp
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11582

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Not to nitpick but if DL is going to do MSP-China flights it would be to PKX, not PVG. :D I don't see another European carrier coming into the MSP market for 2020. But if any other foreign carriers are coming in, most likely they will be announcing soon. SY will be beefing up MSP, B6 is probably th...

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by jrkmsp
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/5/2020:PR Adds MNL-SEA,CEB-LAX;HU Drops LAS-PEK
Replies: 44
Views: 11280

Re: OAG Changes 1/5/2020:PR Adds MNL-SEA,CEB-LAX;HU Drops LAS-PEK

If the market is so awful why is Delta going to such lengths to keep their own metal in MNL? It’s a lot cheaper to fly 4-5 hours than 15. It’s cheap way to stay in the market. Cheaper maybe, but if the market is a low yield ethnic market why isn’t Delta letting Korean cover it? Flying a route like ...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas basketball Swift Air charter loses an engine in-flight 12/29
Replies: 14
Views: 5279

Re: Kansas basketball Swift Air charter loses an engine in-flight 12/29

As an alum I just have to say: Perhaps the engine was just reenacting their performance against Nova last week... Ditto and ... ditto. Considering my handle, I have to double ditto. Scary stuff notwithstanding. IIRC Stanford took us out of the NCAA's in Wiggins' OAD year. Glad to beat them, even if...

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by jrkmsp
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas basketball Swift Air charter loses an engine in-flight 12/29
Replies: 14
Views: 5279

Re: Kansas basketball Swift Air charter loses an engine in-flight 12/29

SwiftAir 5093, carrying the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team from SJC to FOE, after they defeated Stanford Sunday, had an in-flight engine failure about 20 minutes after departure from SJC. The plane immediately diverted back to SJC and landed about 47 minutes after departure. The plane was a ...

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by jrkmsp
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas basketball Swift Air charter loses an engine in-flight 12/29
Replies: 14
Views: 5279

Re: Kansas basketball Swift Air charter loses an engine in-flight 12/29

mcdu wrote:
Eikie wrote:
An engine failure is quite different from losing an engine..


I don’t you will find any pilot in the industry that doesn’t use the term “lost and engine” to equate to an engine failure.


Exactly this. It’s commonly accepted language.

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by jrkmsp
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas basketball Swift Air charter loses an engine in-flight 12/29
Replies: 14
Views: 5279

Kansas basketball Swift Air charter loses an engine in-flight 12/29

SwiftAir 5093, carrying the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team from SJC to FOE, after they defeated Stanford Sunday, had an in-flight engine failure about 20 minutes after departure from SJC. The plane immediately diverted back to SJC and landed about 47 minutes after departure. The plane was a 7...

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by jrkmsp
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Norwegian Air Shuttle end Flights from Stockholm and Copenhagen to New York JFK?
Replies: 30
Views: 7099

Re: Why Did Norwegian Air Shuttle end Flights from Stockholm and Copenhagen to New York JFK?

Not profitable. And Norwegian is losing money hand over fist and needs to do something different.

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by jrkmsp
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta getting out of private jet business
Replies: 13
Views: 4446

Re: Delta getting out of private jet business

Hold on, wasn't this just a merger rather than an aquisition? This is the second subsidiary this year Delta has dumped. Making money by selling while the market is still good? Also what was the other subsidiary? Oil refinery Oil refinery is still part of Delta, but Delta has been marketing it, pres...

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by jrkmsp
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore and South Korea Formalise Expanded Air Services Agreement
Replies: 27
Views: 3214

Re: Singapore and South Korea Formalise Expanded Air Services Agreement

I'm wondering if somehow DL could/would seek to worm its way into those 5th freedoms on KE's behalf....? They clearly have an interest in doing so ex-Korea, and may not want to give up their own metal in SIN so easily. Just me musing out loud though. :) The article states this 5th freedom right is ...

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by jrkmsp
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 10028

Re: New Delta international main cabin service launched

[twoid] moi[/twoid]

N717TW wrote:
Detroit313 wrote:
It takes more than an hour to get food. They need to scrap that welcome alcoholic beverage.


Is the regular cocktail service now gone? i.e. I can't have my scotch and soda anymore?


Still available with the first meal service, and after.

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by jrkmsp
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS
Replies: 125
Views: 28925

Re: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS

That's the 'hurry up and spend the money' argument. There's still long term debt, significant fleet needs, and an underfunded pension program. DL bragged about its ROIC in the last earnings call. You don't achieve a good number without some CAPEX discipline. I'm wondering what the narrow fleet stra...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS
Replies: 125
Views: 28925

Re: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS

That's the 'hurry up and spend the money' argument. There's still long term debt, significant fleet needs, and an underfunded pension program. DL bragged about its ROIC in the last earnings call. You don't achieve a good number without some CAPEX discipline. I'm wondering what the narrow fleet stra...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS
Replies: 125
Views: 28925

Re: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS

Arguably, it's in DL's interest to frontload as much expense as possible into the current economic climate, in preparation for an oncoming downswing in the business cycle. That's the 'hurry up and spend the money' argument. There's still long term debt, significant fleet needs, and an underfunded p...

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by jrkmsp
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS
Replies: 125
Views: 28925

Re: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS

Still no idea of any potential routes after PVG/ICN/TYO-SEA ? Could they add LAX -HNL-MNL? ON the 339. / aren't they still waiting to get MSP-PVG approval? That would probably be a future 330-900 neo route. In theory. But by my reading of the DOT filings, the DOT is expecting a new filing if Delta ...

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by jrkmsp
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS
Replies: 125
Views: 28925

Re: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS

gatibosgru wrote:
Wonder why leased? Just for faster delivery?


My understanding is the lessor really needed to place the frames and offered a very good price.

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by jrkmsp
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At-Risk flying for DL Focus Cities
Replies: 21
Views: 6443

Re: At-Risk flying for DL Focus Cities

Thanks for that. Yes, OO is the main "opportunity" as they have the relationship and are already doing at risk flying. Just wondering about the second point. Does at risk ever "up gauge" or "up grade" to where the Mainline controls it as regional flying? I am just not ...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two United RJs at AAs T8 JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 5019

Re: Two United RJs at AAs T8 JFK

flyingcat wrote:
Is there a cage match about to happen between AA and UA regional crews??? :duck:


In many cases, AA and UA regional crews are the exact same people.

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by jrkmsp
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34276

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

If Delta wants to serve MSP-PVG, there are enough frequencies available for three daily flights. And if Delta wants them, they’ll have to file with DOT. The further we get into fall, the less likely I consider it flight starting until the Trump trade war is resolved.

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by jrkmsp
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126371

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Just to clarify is the 2 A350 arriving in 2020 in addition to Delta own aircraft slated for delivery next yr? Anybody else listening in on Delta's conference call today? https://ir.delta.com/events-and-presentations/events-calendar/event-details/2019/Delta-Air-Lines-Conference-Call/default.aspx Yes...

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by jrkmsp
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126371

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Does anyone know why the Chilean Supreme Court blocked AA's proposed JV with LA? Prior to this AA was expecting the proposed JV to be worth hundreds of millions of dollar yearly. After the decision AA revised the number to $20 Million annually. DL like AA will wants a JV with LA and we know JV's ar...

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by jrkmsp
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126371

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

socalflyer00 wrote:
It seems like LATAM has A350-1000's on order. Will Delta be adding the -1000 to its fleet or taking delivery of more -900s?


I'd guess they'll be converted to the -900 model. Never say never, but would seem likely.

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by jrkmsp
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126371

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Looks like American will be buying a recently available 9% stake in GOL.

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by jrkmsp
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126371

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

This is also a noteworthy part of the deal. Delta's committing to some serious near-term growth in the biggest metal:

As part of the deal, Delta will acquire four Airbus A350 planes and assume LATAM’s commitment to buy 10 more A350s between 2020 and 2025.

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by jrkmsp
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34276

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

No matter the reason for the stark jump in Canada numbers, it is good to see continuing international growth at MSP! I hope to see DUB make this list next year (especially if they move to A330). Toronto has always surprised me too. EI A332 takes over DUB MSP from the B752 from next March I believe....

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by jrkmsp
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/22/2019:Big F9 Changes (?);HU Exits LAS-PEK
Replies: 34
Views: 9327

Re: OAG Changes 9/22/2019:Big F9 Changes (?);HU Exits LAS-PEK

**HU LAS-PEK NOV 0.3>0[0.3] JAN 0.3>0.1[0.5] FEB 0.3>0[0.4] MAR 0.3>0.1[0.4] This then frees up a Tier1 allotment, does it not? If so, might be the last time that such a think is of value, with the new BJS gateway coming on line. The opening of PKX doesn’t change the number of Tier 1 slots availabl...

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by jrkmsp
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 16108

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

I've been trying to tell folks on this site for a long time that the 717s aren't going anywhere at Delta, and this further cements that. I’m not sure where some of you are getting your info, but the only skyhub post I’ve seen about this subject is that it’s not true. So until there’s an official an...

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by jrkmsp
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34276

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Tonight (8/28) after 11 PM, several arrivals landed on 17 and this seems to be ongoing, 9 flights and counting as I write this. Arrivals prior to 11 were landing on the 30s. Does anyone know why this is happening instead of arriving on the 12s? The weather doesn't seem to be unusual tonight. I didn...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40583

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

Compass is trying to push rumors that they are going to get UA flying, I’d be very surprised if that happened. Why would United further complicate their express operations with yet another carrier. Makes no sense, but that’s precisely why it may happen. Lol. Maybe TSH will sell Compass and they can...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40583

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-to- ... ffiliates/


It’s confirmed internally at Delta but no employee can post the announcement from official company internal websites.


ILL


I know. But I was looking for public confirmation.
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ilovelamp wrote:
jrkmsp wrote:


It’s confirmed internally at Delta but no employee can post the announcement from official company internal websites.


ILL


I know. But I was looking for public confirmation.

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by jrkmsp
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40583

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

I'm curious how this will impact Delta in the long run with their regional operations. I do believe that there will be short term operational benefits, but at the same time, by reducing the number of carriers and creating geographic regions for them they are creating their own vendor lock-in that m...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40583

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

https://www.reddit.com/r/flying/comment ... _carriers/

It aligns with what I had seen/heard from people in the know.
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Here's the full memo from Delta, posted by someone on Reddit:

https://www.reddit.com/r/flying/comment ... _carriers/

It aligns with what I had seen/heard from people in the know.

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by jrkmsp
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 174
Views: 40583

Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

It seems like Delta has finally rationalized it regional carriers to just three — as Ed Bastian said they would in a leaked video from about a year ago. Trans States supposedly announced internally today that GoJet would transfer the bulk of its Delta flying to Endeavor by the end of 2020, with a fe...

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by jrkmsp
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 9342

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. Yet in the US, I've rarely seen a breast feeding mother not covered up. Interesting. In most parts of the USA a woman walking topless isn't permitted. Breastfeeding is the...

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by jrkmsp
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 9342

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: 776
Views: 175159

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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