voxkel wrote:Still surprised EK can operate A380 instead of 77W, given no other ME3 operates there. I thought 77W downgrade was inevitable.
Can we reply with the worst (or the ones that should know better?) I'm looking at you ORD.... Yeah, left that one out on purpose :duck: You would think that being one of the biggest (and coldest) airports in the country, they’d get their shit together, but it is complete chaos anytime I fly through...Jump to post
Haven't seen this topic posted anywhere so I thought I'd ask. What airports excel in snowy conditions due to the combination of airport layout, deicing capability, and just plain efficiency from an ops perspective? For obvious reasons, ATL, DFW, LAX are irrelevant here, this concerns major airports ...Jump to post
DL is actually "burning cycles" on the remaining B744 as they wind-down scheduled, revenue passenger flights as well as keeping crews active with disproportionately more military and sports charters on the fleet than usual in its final weeks. In past some of these would go the B763, A330,...Jump to post
Interesting read, sponsored by DL
https://paidpost.nytimes.com/delta/welc ... d=tw-share
Besides JFK and DEN which are well known as having runways that are never used at full length, were there any other airports with runways long enough?Jump to post
I agree with most of your post. However, Delta was never destined to be #2 at DFW. Delta's original route was Atlanta-Dallas, and Dallas became a small hub for them in 1961 when they were awarded routes from Dallas to LAS, SAN, LAX, and SFO, with Dallas-Phoenix awarded in 1969. In the late 1970s, D...Jump to post
This probably has something to do with the 787 engine situation, but I'm sure passengers will enjoy the upgrade!
https://www.facebook.com/seatacairport/ ... =3&theater
There is a key difference though in DL dehubbing at DFW vs AA hypothetically dehubbing ORD. To the east, DL already has significant operations at ATL obviously, but they also have significant operations at SLC and LAX to the west. If AA dehubbed ORD, they have PHL to the east, but to the west? Noth...Jump to post
PM AA was kind of boring to me. They were due for a refresh before they went into bankruptcy in my opinion. Fares were of course pretty high, at least compared to other airlines when I shopped fares. The new merged brand is not as good as the old AA either. More can be done to better the customer e...Jump to post
The problem with AA is that it will never "dehub" ORD per say, but if AA doesn't commit it's attention and DP decides to just let it continue as it always has, UA will gradually gain a stronger foothold in the market, and slowly but surely make AA irrelevant, especially with Kirby at the ...Jump to post
It could be argued that having a one airline market is better than the alternatives. A good case study for this is LAX. None of the US network carriers (US3) is that much stronger than the others. While they are busy squabbling for market share among themselves International carriers continue to sw...Jump to post
The problem with AA is that it will never "dehub" ORD per say, but if AA doesn't commit it's attention and DP decides to just let it continue as it always has, UA will gradually gain a stronger foothold in the market, and slowly but surely make AA irrelevant, especially with Kirby at the h...Jump to post
Why is it relevant that this passenger was Jewish? I assume there would have been no issue had the passenger held a German passport. Actually, the passenger had either an Israeli stamp on his passport, or was an Israeli passport holder. Israel has no bilateral relations with any country in the Leva...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BpDoaH8Hcs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLiZCkVQwqk Its safe to say that the FAA rather not have planes takeoff or land this close together even in VFR conditions. Huh? Parallel landings happen all the time there. And the one video shows one of them. It may be a ...Jump to post
AA premerger was bankrupt. AA postmerger is profitable. I would make the argument that the US leadership has been great for the success of the airline. So were DL and UA. Both are profitable now, it's a zero sum game. The economic situation of DL, UA, and AA before and after the merger is basically...Jump to post
There is some truth to this, but the reality is, bad management can ruin anything. I'm not a DL fanboy or UA basher by any stretch of the imagination, but anyone that has been in this industry for more than a few years knows that DL under Anderson worked out remarkably well and UA under Smisek was a...Jump to post
ORD would probably have a much greater level of Int'l service from UA than it currently does with AA to compete with. While great for the customer, the reality is that having two mega carriers dilutes yields and basically splits any route into two and results in an almost inevitable tit for tat situ...Jump to post
Is this a foretelling of Amazon HQ2 coming to the PIT region? My guess is the area could use that sort of economic shot in the arm... It could be another clue. City officials have had quite a bit of swagger dropping hints lately. No There have been like 10 cities listed as top contenders. And AS is...Jump to post
Oh fun! I like project manager hats! I would begin construction concurrently on a central terminal building in the median on the south side as well as construction of the East-west aligned concourse where terminal F would have been. As an amendment to the idea presented above, I would build a sweep...Jump to post
Looks like DL is charging its own employees to fly on one of these farewell flights. At a discount and all proceeds go to charity. United didn't do that. United had a bidding process but didn't charge. Thoughts on this? Honestly, I think it's crap. Not just charging employees, but the way in which ...Jump to post
Probably Dubai takes the cake. Every regulation is tailored to suit Emirates. No labor protection laws, lax aviation regulator, zero % financing from regional neighbors, city leaders constantly scouring for liberal BASAs, and undisclosed arm length transactions to name a few. Yup, and that's why EK...Jump to post
You need to be logged into Delta.com to see the bidding. Here is the direct link, https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/skymiles/skymiles-experiences.html No, you don't need to be logged in, and that's the wrong link. http://www.skymilesexperiences.com/iSynApp/allAuction.action?sid=1101601&rc...Jump to post
There's a big mess involved with the whole thing. First of all, American and the airport are at odds. It was discussed here recently that new AA wants DFW to demolish the whole terminal complex, and rebuild in a more efficient design, some sort of mash up of DEN, IAH (future linear IAH, not past ho...Jump to post
Just got this via E mail from Delta. Basically, as we already know, the last commercial flight on the DL 747 is on 12/17, ICN-DTW. Then, on 12/18, there will be a hangar party in DTW. On the same day it flies from DTW-SEA where there will be another hangar party. On 12/19 it will fly from SEA-ATL f...Jump to post
I don't think this belongs in the polls and preferences forum, mods can this be moved to civil aviation?Jump to post
masgniw wrote:Also from the article:...we looked at the average wait at airports that processed over 500,000 international passengers between October 2016 and September 2017
Does anyone know if terminals A and G at SFO share a common CBP facility? I believe terminals 1, 4, 5, 7, and 8 have their own individual CBP at JFK, and MCO has 2 separate CBP facilities at Airside 1 (most South American carriers), and at Airside 4 (Delta Int'l flights, Emirates, and European carri...Jump to post
masgniw wrote:Citation? Or speculation?
Fastest: PHX CLT MSP Slowest: MCO SFO JFK http://milecards.com/1588438843/2017-customs-airport-wait-time-study/ I don't know how many widebodies arrive simultaneously at SFO and JFK, but at those airports, there's usually only one 747 or A380 arriving during the peak arrival time, and everything els...Jump to post
VirginFlyer wrote:I seem to recall later on the programme there was a proposal for a "Bistar" but it didn't leave the drawing board.
There has not been much news about the status of DFW F in recent time. Most agree it will be built at some point (hence the empty skylink track south of D and west of E) but when? Are there any updates on the project? I have heard the groundwork has been laid (literally), but not much else.Jump to post
I have frequently seen the old age of UA's 744 fleet cited as a reason to retire them. However, UA was the launch customer of the 777, so I would imagine that a good portion of their 777 fleet must be older than the 744's. Does anyone know many of UA's 777's are older than the 744's, by how many yea...Jump to post
Just to clarify, was this an accidental leak or an unofficial rendering?Jump to post
I believe FZ is the first to offer flatbeds on the 737
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... ess-class/
I have never seen a 747 use its upper doors for boarding. Why is that? Is it considered unnecessary for the small number of upper deck pax compared to the A380?Jump to post
ual763 wrote:Anybody know what company is scrapping them? I would love to contact them to purchase the window for the seat that I was in on N118UA for the last flight. Seat 51K!
DLATLOSM wrote:The resulting geyser of fuel, was over 30 ft high, and flowed in excess of :10 minutes; photos of this can be seen all over the intertubes.