Boneyards. No doubt Airbus will continue to make money on it short-mid term, but the A321 is not the "future" of the middle-market share in any form, absent their own clean-sheet. Nonsense. Airlines won’t be ditching their shiny new Airbii for an aircraft that’s still a good 5 years away ...Jump to post
A321 is "the future"? What does that even mean? Future of what? It means fuel efficient and cost efficient stretched NB aircraft are what airlines are going to want in the near future. 797 will be a great aircraft no doubt, but don’t think it’s going to blindside Airbus or the A320 family...Jump to post
That sure sounds like a lot of hypotheticals. If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a merry Christmas. The second Boeing flinches and announces the 797, Airbus will announce an A322 or A321 NEO XXXXXLR with an all new wing. A321 is the future, and Airbus will be making money hand over ...Jump to post
On those shorter routes, the 797 sounds like it would be a payload monster. It's not always about range. And considering how packed FLL's Spirit operation tends to be, it seems they could stand to begin to introduce a marginally larger aircraft family, especially that whose efficiency is not handic...Jump to post
Could this mean orders for the 797? The MAX-10? I think we should dismiss the 797, as a small airline is unlikely to be thinking about a wide-body which doesn't exist. Right now the narrow-body USA airlines do not fly routes longer than 2500 nm (Alaska Air from Anchorage to KOA on Big Island of Haw...Jump to post
So essentially DL is shifting one of their LHR slots for winter from DTW (x2 to x1) to SLC (x0 to x1). Maybe capture some ski traffic plus Mountain West connections? It is probably worth a try. DTW-LHR seems to be one of those routes where the demand is a little too big for 1 daily, but not quite b...Jump to post
Sad to hear about WOW. Landed ahead of one at DTW about a week and a half ago, and didn't think much of it. That's a big blow to travelers in the Detroit area, as WOW was the only low cost option to Europe and beyond.
Hopefully FI will announce DTW after the MAX issues are sorted out.
Interesting. If demand were strong enough, what are the chances LH sends the B748 or A380 to DTW?
If D5 can handle it, I wouldn't write it off. They've used the A346 and B744, and went double daily during auto show season, so what say you guys about it?
Let's face it, NKs new VP's first add was most likely CLT, and its clear he wants nothing to do with DTW in his growth plans. When you get a new VP for Network and Capacity planning, they have plans, and his plans look like they're aimed at WN. How did you arrive at that conclusion? Spirit has a st...Jump to post
JetBlue announces additional frequencies for DTW-BOS this summer:
http://blueir.investproductions.com/inv ... -184504961
Here is the WX at the time of the accident: KFUL 032153Z 23006KT 10SM SCT022 BKN041 OVC050 15/11 A2988 RMK AO2 RAE2057 SLP118 P0000 T01500106 Translation please. Winds 230 at 6, 10 statue mile visibility, ceilings scattered 2,200; broken 4,100; overcast 5,000, temperature 15, dewpoint 11, altimeter...Jump to post
As pilots, we’re supposed to be calling out altitudes and cross checking them with the radio altimeter (if equipped) on any approach. Heck, jets like the 787 call it out for you. Did it not call it out? No minimums/decide callout? Being tired is no excuse for what happened, regardless if it’s a C17...Jump to post
:eek: :eek: Down to 200feet at 2.6nm :confused: No one in the cockpit is monitoring the approach?? Apparently 7R's ILS has been having ongoing issues with its glideslope. With a nighttime landing and the instruments and HUD indicating they were on glidepath after a long flight, it's not hard to ima...Jump to post
Good to hear they survived.
Assuming they were above 500’ AGL, I’m surprised they didn’t pull CAPS.
Jesus Christ on the cross, can you two just ignore each other already, or at least take it to PM? Nobody can say anything in this thread without it divulging into a pissing contest between you two, and occasionally three. Anyways, if it hasn’t already been mentioned, the A220 is making its Detroit d...Jump to post
Funny that you post MSA and ignore CSA, where Detroit has a 1,300,000+ edge on Minneapolis, and that’s excluding Windsor, which is right next door. So in reality, it’s closer to 5,700,000 v. 4,000,000 overall. At MSP’s current growth rate, it would take about 50 years to equal the Detroit area in po...Jump to post
In reference to the top 10 destination airports data by the DOT, ATL is the first market to reach 800K with MCO following at 632K. See updated Wiki for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Metropolitan_Airport#Top_destinations Does anyone have the data for DTWs top 10 O&D mar...Jump to post
DL formally announcing 2x daily DTW-LHR indicates that pressure from WOW and natural growth in the market as the region recovers has compelled DL to operate LHR flows over DTW differently than it was in previous years when it owned the market. They certainly have the passenger volume to make 2x fli...Jump to post
So as far as your wishlist IMHO: 1.) I can see DTW-HKG come back in the next couple years. The Detroit economy is stronger, and they won’t have to use the 77Loss on it, either, as the A350 can be used. 2.) KE operating a second DTW-ICN I can totally see. This one is the most likely of your wishes to...Jump to post
Let's hope Delta doesn't start DTW-DUB we don't want anything getting in the way of EI entering the Detroit market. That fact of the matter is that Detroit is way better positioned to field connections from the USA to Europe than Atlanta is there is a lot more backtracking going from ATL to Europe ...Jump to post
I think a problem with AA/BA launching KDTW is the lack of an Admirals Club at the North Terminal. There isn’t a OW Club in Detroit, so premium pax wouldn’t have anywhere to unwind or relax before after a flight across the Atlantic. I think once we hear that they’re building one, they’ll make an ann...Jump to post
So then I was right. Swap out DL tails for another SkyTeam member. Example...DTW-ICN can’t support 2 flights, so drop DL like a hot potato for KE. If DL would sacrifice FCO to AZ you’d be just as satisfied. :lol: \Who says Detroit can't support 10 weekly 7 on Delta and 3 weekly on KE we had a daily...Jump to post
Spirit will begin DTW-JAX on December 20, 2018.
http://ir.spirit.com/news-releases/news ... rint-ultra