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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Houston Airports Prepares to Resume Operations After Hurricane Harvey The Houston Airports plans to resume limited domestic airline passenger service TODAY at 4 p.m. following severe weather caused by Hurricane Harvey. The plan is to begin a phased return to service, with full serice expected by thi...

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 23406

Re: Delta gates at airports it wants to expand at

The environmental impact review has just been approved, IIRC. TBIT gates are rarely exclusive for any carrierl but DL does have incentives to add international flights. DL said before that they have the potential to have over 30 gates at LAX which would give it the largest all-mainline capable gate...

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

My impression is that the landing lights, and other systems are at least partially wrecked at HOU. I think the terminal itself is fine, but who knows about the support equipment, fuel situation, etc. My guess would be no, or if it does, only a minimum of daylight ops. WN says fuel availability is a...

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

DL is selling its last two flights into both HOU and IAH today from ATL and all flights tomorrow to ATL. It appears UA will operate about 20-30 mainline flights tomorrow from IAH. The Houston Airport System says that access to IAH is partially open. It is certain that there are flooded cars - some o...

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 129
Views: 20616

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

Based on actual data from the DOT, US carriers had less than a 70% load factor to/from HAV in the first quarter of 2017. AS, NK and WN were all below average while AA, DL and UA are above average as is B6. If narrowed to MIA/FLL, the same trend is true and the average load factor goes up to about 80...

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

UA has already cancelled over 400 mainline flights for Thursday and is already cancelling into Friday. WN has cancelled the same number of flights on Thursday as today. 85% of IAH and 95% of HOU flights are cancelled. According to FlightAware, the only big 4 airline that has no cancellations for Thu...

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Jetero and a few others are correct. the FAA does not close airports the HAS is the folks who close the airport. What you guys are seeing from the FAA is simply broadcasting from the ATCSCC what HAS has delcared. Living in The Woodlands north of IAH I can tell you we had a very nice long period lat...

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19998

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

Looks like BA/AA have given up and handed Manchester to DL/VS on the NYC market. It continues to astound me how people treat JFK/LGA as the entire 'NYC market' when EWR still exists and accounts for a huge part of the market. UA is on this route and also connects a lot of passengers at EWR. One doe...

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Some important roads in the region will be shut down for weeks and many will not able to afford to travel due to their storm losses so could reduce demand out of HOU/IAH. Some offset could occur from recovery workers coming in and out. What???? No way. There is no way any important road will be shu...

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 23406

Re: Delta gates at airports it wants to expand at

The environmental impact review has just been approved, IIRC. TBIT gates are rarely exclusive for any carrierl but DL does have incentives to add international flights. DL said before that they have the potential to have over 30 gates at LAX which would give it the largest all-mainline capable gate ...

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)
Replies: 34
Views: 9758

Re: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)

DL serves ATL-DUS on a year round basis. As with many routes, it is reduced during the winter.

LH likely does want to acquire as many assets and will operate some, but not all of the routes. The whole point of them acquiring AB's assets is to reduce capacity.

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 129
Views: 20616

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

Delta, Fedex and United are most likely to get the routes. AA, B6 and WN all received more frequencies in the original allocation and are largely duplicating what they were awarded with higher frequencies than other carriers.

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 23406

Re: Delta gates at airports it wants to expand at

DL has said they have requested additional gates at ORD. Not sure if that involves terminating the sublease or gaining others but DL has said they want to grow at ORD. ORD-LAX and ORD-BOS are likely high on their list and both markets will have to be fairly high frequency and thus need multiple gat...

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 23406

Re: Delta gates at airports it wants to expand at

Delta did try to get access to gates at Dallas Love Field, but even though it wasn't able to get full access to gates at Dallas Love Field, it was able to gain access to a gate that it shares with Southwest Airlines in order to do nonstop service from Dallas Love Field to its main ATL hub. There is...

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by atl100million
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

According to Flightaware, UA has already cancelled 350 flights for Thursday. Today they cancelled 450.

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 23406

Re: Delta gates at airports it wants to expand at

First post, I was hoping that aviation buffs and employees ,could provide us with actual gate counts and the near term possibility of Delta increasing their number. Basically interested in Ord Aus Sea Lax, how many open now and have they started to renovate any yet. Bos Sjc San BNA Plus any others ...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I fear a fuel shortage may be approaching as far as JET-A is concerned While very possible, do you have any published links on this? Since Houston is the origination point of the Colonial pipeline, if there are shortages of jet fuel, it becomes far more than a Houston problem. Since several oil com...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83089

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Interesting DL widebody flight: - 2017-08-28: DL9770 ATL - TLS B763 N183DN dep. ATL 19:33 - arr. TLS 09:27am (next day) - 2017-08-30: DL9931 TLS - AMS B763 N183DN dep. TLS 10.00 - arr. AMS 11:20 - 2017-08-31: DL8771 AMS - JFK B763 NXXXDN dep. AMS 14:30 - arr. JFK 16:49 (N183DN could interchange wit...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83089

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Interestingly, MSP-CDG is a 777, is this to accommodate MSP-HND in frame rotation? e As I noted, MSP-HND and JFK-TLV are isolated routes for the 777 from those two hubs so the bridge is MSP-CDG, JFK-CDG, and JFK-BCN. JFK-TLV is going to the 333 which frees up that pair of 777s and COULD remove the ...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Addicks Reservoir is over-spilling as the water level has risen above the height of the dam, 108 feet: https://www.harriscountyfws.org/GageDetail/Index/2110?view=full No No No. Water is going over the ogee weir spillway. The spillway is purposely lower than the top of the dam and is *DESIGNED* to h...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83089

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

The 787-9 and 772 carry about the same number of people so the yield impact is basically between 787-8s and 772ERs. Further, DL operates 767-300ERs and A330-200 over the Pacific which are smaller on a combined basis than the 787-8 so the impact is not that great on yield. Further, since AA and UA ar...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

In a research note out this morning, Cowen & Co. estimates the total financial impact on United at $265M, with a smaller but still significant impact on Southwest and Spirit, too. Ouch. thanks for that link. As noted, there will be significant economic impact to the aviation industry because of...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83089

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

okie73 wrote:
Delta has widebodies?


laugh....

so many so that Delta is the 3rd largest widebody operator in the world based on block hours flown.

Emirates flies about 100,000 widebody block hours this month, United will fly about 74,000 and Delta will fly about 71,000

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy
Replies: 23
Views: 6234

Re: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy

My friend wrote on this topic here: http://layoverhub.net/caac-considers-allowing-more-chinese-airlines-to-fly-international-routes/ Should be a good analysis for anyone wanting some details on the matter thank you for posting.... from the article, it is clear why Air China would like to preserve t...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

[photoid][/photoid] Yes UA does have an employee assistance program, and it's been offered in all current internal communications UA plans two more humanitarian flights today UA2755 and UA2756.. both 77W. those are necessary because a percentage of UA employees, who are reflective of the larger Hous...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13761

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

I agree with the Top 5 statement, but I think this will happen through consolidation, not through closing airlines down. Lufthansa Group could take onboard SAS and LOT. AF/KLM could take onboard Air Europa. IAG is BA/IB/EI + TP? Due to geographical reasons, I believe TAP would do better with IAG. N...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83089

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

If they are really going to try to grow the Pacific, they need to do it with A350s. Trying to build out marginal Pacific routes with 777-200ERs is going to be a profit bloodbath when all of the stateside competition is doing the same thing with 787-9s at 25% lower trip cost. ...and paying $X,000,00...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy
Replies: 23
Views: 6234

Re: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy

One needs to remember the China-3 sisters evolved from single CAAC entity, and the government wanted to indeed foster their growth without the sisters having to slug it out with each other in the international arena as they already had to compete against foreign companies. China actually quite clev...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

IAH and HOU among other airports will not doubt be crucial to facilitating aid and supplies. What has been lost will be rebuilt and replaced. Very pleased to hear the death toll has not been Katrina levels (or even anywhere close). People are speculating here (I shudder to say) on both sides, not m...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 3208

Re: WN nice expansion at SJC

AS' aggressive expansion has stepped on a lot of toes of much larger airlines. WN simply chose to take a pretty clear stand that it isn't giving up its leadership in California. Another thing to note is that though 2019 WN has many more aircraft coming online than AS, so WN can give AS hell if it w...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

People are speculating here (I shudder to say) on both sides, not much different than after a plane goes down. But the underlying and blatant insensitivity to the people who are actually living through it and trying to share a first-hand point of view of what is going on and clear up some misconcep...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 39547

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Southwest will be down to 1 daily nonstop between DAL and MEM starting on April 9th, and Southwest really needs to add nonstop service from MEM to additional cities west of the Mississippi River, including STL, MCI, DEN, and PHX. STL and MCI no longer have any nonstop service out of MEM, and there ...

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN nice expansion at SJC
Replies: 25
Views: 3208

Re: WN nice expansion at SJC

AS' aggressive expansion has stepped on a lot of toes of much larger airlines. WN simply chose to take a pretty clear stand that it isn't giving up its leadership in California.

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by atl100million
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 39547

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

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by atl100million
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

96% of the residents of Houston still have electrical power. No major airport flooding. can you tell us how many homes and businesses have water in them - and whether those homes have people who ever flew on commercial flights before. and how many flights UA and WN have cancelled and the percentage...

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by atl100million
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Considering our mayor, our emergency management people, and local government has not said anything remotely like "Houston will be at a standstill for weeks", "Houston will be under water for weeks", or "40% of small businesses won't survive", yet you are, why on earth ...

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by atl100million
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy
Replies: 23
Views: 6234

Re: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy

At today's Boyd conference in LAS, Dr. Zhihang Chi, VP of Americas for Air China did not anticipate any changes effecting US air service as frequencies are maxed out for Zone 1 markets already and he does not anticipate US DOT agreeing to additional frequencies until US airlines demand such which i...

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by atl100million
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

When there are a couple people on a.net who think it will all be ok and officials from all aspects of government and business have a decidedly different view, it is clear that the only people who are out of touch are those who are downplaying the gravity of the situation. Don't let me or anyone els...

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by atl100million
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19998

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

I'll ask this again. What exactly is going on with AA? Not just here, but nationwide. It seems like they are being passive and not being aggressive like DL, defending their turf, as well as expanding (i.e, launching TATL service from non-hubs, building new hubs, etc). It seems they are content with...

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by atl100million
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

When there are a couple people on a.net who think it will all be ok and officials from all aspects of government and business have a decidedly different view, it is clear that the only people who are out of touch are those who are downplaying the gravity of the situation. Don't let me or anyone else...

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by atl100million
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 47595

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I will just repeat what I have been sharing here for years, that CLT and PHL are both excellent businesses, DCA is excellent, and New York is a flimsy business.. It's just not that important. AA does not "wish it were the leader of New York;" their actions suggest the opposite. You wouldn...

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by atl100million
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

"This isn't New Orleans which takes weeks to drain. This amount of rain will drain in three days. We drain naturally where as New Orleans has to have water pumped out. " Three days? Gonna take a lot longer than that. For the major routes, yes three days from the end of the storm. There wi...

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by atl100million
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83089

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

While you beat a dead horse of your own creation - or destruction - I'll go on record in saying that DL has nothing against the 777-200ER but rather is in the process of finding the right niche for its fleet and will use the 777-200ER in more appropriate roles to Asia - as evidenced by SEA-HKG. As s...

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by atl100million
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

LGA was flooded much like HOU was and reopened about 72 hours later....while I'm not trying to minimize anything that is happening in Houston it will not take months to reopen HOU or IAH. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/30/new-york-laguardia-airport-flooded_n_2045845.html?slideshow=true#galle...

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by atl100million
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83089

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

you clearly don't understand or didn't bother to read the word "unnecessarily" .... How about you drop your axe long enough to postulate on the future of the 777-200ER fleet that might have something to do with the thread. Or you could just walk away from the subject and admit - if only to...

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by atl100million
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83089

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

I don't know what DL is thinking In all that blabbering, you finally made a cogent point. :D and neither do you.... Either DL has alot of longhaul capacity available via the 777-200ER fleet or they don't think much of the type and suggestions that they might be ripe for replacement have some validi...

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by atl100million
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68814

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

United has extended its suspension of flights at IAH until 1900 tomorrow evening when it will attempt to resume limited hub to hub flying, conditions permitting. Given that rain is not forecast to stop for a couple more days and the main reason why IAH can't operate is because of flooded access roa...

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by atl100million
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83089

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

The point still remains that the majority of DL 777-200ERs aren't even flying 14 hour flights. Yet they can.... and they have... and they very well could in the future. move on from theory to reality. The only false theory involved here, is (instead of just admitting that you made a careless statem...

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by atl100million
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83089

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Of course DL's 777-200ERs can do 16 hour flights but they are unnecessarily pushing the limits No they aren't. The model at that weight was designed to do that very thing, and a big part of the reason for giving the -ERs and -LRs nearly the same configuration is so that they could be used interchan...

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