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by SUNCTRY738
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 41761

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

This move was expected. DL is extremely weak in Asia compared to AA and UA. will moving all their Ops to HND help DL? does HND offer more connections via partner airlines? How many cities does DL serve in asia compared to AA and UA?? UA yes. I don’t see how they are compared to AA though. I agree--...

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by SUNCTRY738
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18260

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

SEA is a tough market for two reasons I think. First, Alaska Airlines, if Delta had the half the gates/flights that Alaska has in addition to its current schedule, you would see a pretty powerful TPAC hub. If Alaska Airlines was as big in SFO as they are in SEA, you would see a very different UA hu...

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by SUNCTRY738
Fri May 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137771

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

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

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by SUNCTRY738
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9642

SEA congestion INTL arrivals

Interesting quote from this article, https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2019/04/12/direct-connection-asian-airlines-jockey-for.html, about new Asian service coming to SEA before the new IAF opens: "Joel Chusid, Hainan’s Seattle-based U.S. executive director, is not concerned about losing ...

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by SUNCTRY738
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY has Three 737s at HRL today?
Replies: 11
Views: 2473

Re: SY has Three 737s at HRL today?

Flew round trip to HRL on SY two weeks ago for a vacation. Great experience and the plane was full both ways minus an empty seat or two in the "best" seats up front on the return trip to MSP. Several sun burned college kids on that return trip but also lots of families and seniors. We were...

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by SUNCTRY738
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8324

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

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by SUNCTRY738
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8324

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

That has to be a tight space then if it is on the upper level. I always assumed passengers were directed downstairs from the secure hallway. But I haven't been on the G concourse in many years so maybe the space is bigger than I thought on the upper level.

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by SUNCTRY738
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8324

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

And even if an aircraft supports dual-jet bridge boarding, it doesn't necessarily mean both doors are used. I've noticed that at my home airport of SFO, only A340s, A380s, B747s, and B777s consistently use more than one jet bridge. Most A330, A350, and B787 flights board from the 2L door only (even...

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by SUNCTRY738
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 14646

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

AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
On this St. Patrick's Day, I raise a toast to you, enilria, for doing these posts each week. Thank you. :champagne:


I agree, thank you enilria! Happy St Patty's Day!

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by SUNCTRY738
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9575

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

There’s a lot of misinformation in this thread. For one, Condor already serves MSP-FRA 2-4 times weekly during the summer, that covers the 50ish PDEW for the route. MSP-LHR is around 130 PDEW, which is covered well by DL’s daily flight. Additionally, MSP is well served to Europe, with 4 daily fligh...

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by SUNCTRY738
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20242

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Another big winter storm headed our way here in MSP territory. 6-12 inches with some higher amounts Saturday into Sunday. A deicing procedure question for MSP---I was watching a great YouTube MSP video of deicing MSP traffic and I noticed DL aircraft at the south/even F gates deicing off the gate. I...

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by SUNCTRY738
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20242

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I would think LH and UA would rather capture any Star FRA traffic originating in MSP via a connection in ORD. Especially given DL'S strong hub and AMS flow here.

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by SUNCTRY738
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1789
Views: 361465

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

On a related note, the timing couldn't be more perfect. I always thought UA should wait for a new livery until they get their sheet together in order so that the new livery isn't tarnished by a crappy reputation. IMHO, UA is there: 1. The financials look great. 2. They are the leading US carrier in...

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by SUNCTRY738
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21183

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

You know Herb liked Wild Turkey. Maybe they were cleaning out his old office. 500 more planes of domestic flying? First, where are the gates for this? Second, where is the revenue for this? Third, how many of the last 5 years have they added 20 net aircraft of growth? Imagine them achieving it for ...

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by SUNCTRY738
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220
Replies: 53
Views: 9782

Re: Delta News at SEA: A330neo, A350 and A220

Thank you. So is this a change in the original deployment plan? I recall that the A220 was coming to DTW, SLC and MSP next on the Texas routes. How is the aircraft flowing to SEA? A220 routes as of June: SEA-SJC x2 SLC-SJC x3 SLC-IAH x3 SLC-DFW x5 MSP-IAH x1 MSP-DFW x2 MSP-EWR x1 DTW-DFW x5 DTW-EWR...

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by SUNCTRY738
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question" Should Alaska Airlines purchase and use the 787?
Replies: 28
Views: 3884

Re: Question" Should Alaska Airlines purchase and use the 787?

EA CO AS wrote:
AS wants no part of the 787 at this point.


No surprise, AS is well run and will be wise and careful in fleet planning. I can see the A321NEOLR or 737MAX10 and maybe the 797 if it ever happens. It will be interesting to see what their choice(s) end up being fleet-wise, including Boeing vs. Airbus.

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by SUNCTRY738
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387229

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Jetlady wrote:
Can't help but wonder about midair with GA traffic - Chambers Co Aiport directly below flight path before rapid descent....


Good point. I remember practicing stall recovery out over this bay area in a GA aircraft years ago out of the nearby Baytown airport.

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by SUNCTRY738
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9465

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 SUNCTRY738
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9465

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 would...

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by SUNCTRY738
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9465

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

I have not heard the 250-300 daily flights numbers before. Last I heard was around 200 flights. 200-225 seems pretty attainable with the "CANNABUS" joining the fleet and all the markets like DFW, DAL, IAH, MCI, STL, OMA, ABQ, and more that those aircraft can serve from SEA.

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by SUNCTRY738
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9465

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

http://meetings.portseattle.org/portmee ... b_supp.pdf
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Here is a link to the Port's update for those who cannot access the full article:

http://meetings.portseattle.org/portmee ... b_supp.pdf

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by SUNCTRY738
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9465

SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

Interesting article with a Port of Seattle IAF project update: https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2019/02/21/delta-air-lines-ceo-ed-bastian-praises-progress-of.html I do think DL will expand internationally at SEA after this project is complete. I know the naysayers will say I am wrong, but th...

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by SUNCTRY738
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Sun Country's blue livery first appear?
Replies: 20
Views: 2409

Re: When did Sun Country's blue livery first appear?

sunking737 wrote:
Yes 860am & 861AM are in there...4 737-700 are left IIRC only 3 are leaving SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Thanks. Odd they would keep one -700. Those aircraft never made much sense to me at Sun Country from a CASM stand point unless the price was so low it made up for the fewer passengers.

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by SUNCTRY738
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Sun Country's blue livery first appear?
Replies: 20
Views: 2409

Re: When did Sun Country's blue livery first appear?

So how many -700's are left?

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by SUNCTRY738
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL already ending SEA-KIX?
Replies: 73
Views: 13009

Re: DL already ending SEA-KIX?

I actually think DL could make the 787 work well in their fleet and if Boeing makes a great offer as the ramp up 787 production, I can still see DL adding 787 aircraft to their fleet. Especially as the IAF project inches closer to being completed. They will have the extra gate space in both SEA and ...

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by SUNCTRY738
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL already ending SEA-KIX?
Replies: 73
Views: 13009

Re: DL already ending SEA-KIX?

Something tells me that Delta isn't at all worried about giving off the impression that they're failing in SEA just because they cancelled one route. https://i.imgur.com/kWsFXZv.jpg Knowing that profitability admittedly remains an unknown, does that SEA capacity graph look like failure to you? Did ...

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by SUNCTRY738
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country having many issues with new AifFI Systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Re: Sun Country having many issues with new AifFI Systems

Flying to South Padre from MSP in March. Hoping they have the bugs worked out by then. I cashed in a bunch of reward points for free "better" seats in row 11. Will be interesting to see what the on board experience is like. This is our first flight since the changes on board were made.

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by SUNCTRY738
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 158627

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I see it now hkcanadaexpat. I was looking for it under SLC. Thank you for your work, I always enjoy the data and updates!

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by SUNCTRY738
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 158627

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

What about SLC to HNL? Flight Aware shows that as an A330.

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by SUNCTRY738
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15491

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

Thanks, I wasn't aware of this change. Another option is to take Megabus....provided you really want an experience you'll most likely never forget, lol. I say this based on stories, pics and videos from friends who have done just that. Once and done! Stay away from Megabus, lots of drug trafficking...

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by SUNCTRY738
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15491

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

Wow, did I miss some news about F9 and NK? If they are pulling out, then perhaps a bit more breathing room would become available for SY? Yes, it would be odd for that, but MSP-ORD is a heavily traveled route and just talking about DL and WN serving each airport, that is a lot of seats and flight f...

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by SUNCTRY738
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15491

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

SteveXC500 wrote:
SY tried a flight to MDW out of MSP before and it failed miserably. How will ORD work better this time?


I wonder the same, although I am happy with our son attending college now in Chicago.

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by SUNCTRY738
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20242

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

When did B6 cut back their MSP-BOS frequencies from 3 daily flights to 2 daily flights? Just checked Flightaware and other online sources and I was surprised to see only 2 daily flights including 1 flight using an E-190 aircraft. Didn't they start their MSP service with 3 daily A320 flights to BOS?

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by SUNCTRY738
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:21 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: 13798

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. I thought we were past these ridiculous posts about DL failing in S...

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by SUNCTRY738
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:15 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: 13798

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

Took WN like 3 years to add Hawaii and SY does it in a few months? LOL **SY HNL-PDX MAY 0>0.3[0] JUN 0>0.3[0] JUL 0>0.3[0] SY has been doing all kinds of odd overseas charters for years. I would think that they developed their ETOPS program a long time ago... That is correct. A good friend and form...

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by SUNCTRY738
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & O’Hare 21
Replies: 79
Views: 9887

Re: Delta & O’Hare 21

Gate space is an issue, if they want to run the flights at optimal times. I'm not sure how many gates they have, but assuming they only have 6 gates, they will be running 11 departures per gate by the fall. Yields are likely a bigger problem, but gate availability probably matters too A DL enthusia...

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by SUNCTRY738
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 97
Views: 15450

Re: Delta and Haneda

"The KE/DL JV (as I understand it) is TPAC excluding (i) the beach markets and (ii) any beyond segments from ICN, which means DL would not share in the ICN/SIN revenue."

Is that accurate info regarding the KE/DL JV, specifically the segments "beyond" ICN?

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by SUNCTRY738
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13583

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

There's tons of room for expansion at MSP. But I came here to post something that I never knew about MSP. Quite possibly one of the coolest locations for spotting in the US. As many times as I've been to MSP and I never knew this gem existed . Definitely will be taking the kids for a sac-lunch next...

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by SUNCTRY738
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13583

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

I agree, currently. But STC is a possible reliever if the future growth occurs and MSP starts to get congested along with the roads to and from MSP. Elk River, Andover, Ramsey, St. Michael, Ostego, Monticello, Albertville, and Big Lake are a lot closer to STC than MSP if congestion becomes an issue ...

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by SUNCTRY738
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13583

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

The problem with a new airport out in the suburbs/exurbs is that sprawl will eventually reach it if it hasn’t already reached the potential site of it. It’s like development encroaching on train tracks and then residents expect it to move somewhere else, but you’re only moving the problem to someon...

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by SUNCTRY738
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13583

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

Those casino charters that “sell out quickly” are operated on behalf of one or more casino operators, who typically offer them as part of a free or cheap (subsidized) trip to its clients; a limited number of “surplus” tickets may be made to the general public. A quick Google search yields Don Laugh...

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by SUNCTRY738
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13583

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

What about an expansion of St. Cloud? There's a plethora of open space around it, and I know from living in the cities that driving from many of the western and northern suburbs it can easily take four times as long to get to MSP than to St. Cloud. As a resident and a govt employee in the NW MSP me...

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by SUNCTRY738
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13583

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

There's just not really anywhere to expand. It's surrounded by busy freeways on all 4 sides and there's no open space. The airport borders a huge national cemetery, a river and state park, and on all other sides are freeways immediately adjacent and then heavily developed commercial areas or establ...

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by SUNCTRY738
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13583

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

Delete-duplicate post

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by SUNCTRY738
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 13583

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

Wright County on the MSP metro's nw side was also a possible new airport site at one point but the Vermillion/Dakota County site ended up as the preferred site. The Wright County site was north of the present Albertville Outlet Mall off the busy I-94 corridor. I am not sure if there was any local su...

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by SUNCTRY738
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 7112

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

I think seatback IFE is neat and wish AS, along with others, made it standard. Having said that, after seeing the numbers ($1M per plane to retrofit, and that's before added fuel burn, etc.) there's just no business case to support it, particularly when various studies have shown that upwards of 90...

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by SUNCTRY738
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF project update
Replies: 23
Views: 3720

Re: SEA IAF project update

So maybe a 2020 completion?

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by SUNCTRY738
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF project update
Replies: 23
Views: 3720

SEA IAF project update

Can anyone provide us an update on the current status of the SEA IAF construction? The Port's website is pretty limited for any updates and I haven't found much of anything useful through internet searches during this summer. Any firm completion date? Any firm number of gates and gate assignments ye...

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by SUNCTRY738
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 17983

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

AA has $22.5 million in long-term debt that's ballooned over the past five years DL has $6.3 million in long-term debt and it's been on a significant decline over the past five years That also doesn't tell the whole story as AA's fleet age is much younger than DL's. At some point DL will have to pa...

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