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by Cactusjuba
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 55
Views: 12058

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

The crews that fly Delta Private Jets are not Mainline Delta crews.

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by Cactusjuba
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13930

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Indeed, seeing as only one of us provided facts or corroboration here, and it certainly wasn't you. Since I was discussing the theory of the scenario, I don't need any empirical facts to support factual economic theory. On the other hand, you do need relevant facts to support a statement that doesn...

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by Cactusjuba
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 6086

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

Nobody is just walking off the job. They'd probably be fired. You can bet the captain had discussed the matter with either his chief pilot, operations control center, security coordinators, etc. They likely instructed the captain to deplane, and crew scheduling changed their schedule. Delays potenti...

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by Cactusjuba
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 10382

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

It's OK, they have a rich Qatari boyfriend. This business model isn't about being profitable on it's own merits. It's about QR gaining TATL market share. Long game.

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by Cactusjuba
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13930

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

DL flies 47.5% of the EASKs in the DL/AF/KL/AZ JV. In other words, one carrier flies almost half of a 4 airline JV. As much as I want more international flying for my fellow DL pilots, this JV is in our favor already. Just a correction: the EASK is 46.5%, not 48% nor 47.5%. And destinations aren't ...

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by Cactusjuba
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13930

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

If your airline claims to be an international carrier and only flys 48% if it’s international commitment, there is issues...... Unless you are an airline employee, your comment is worthless. Don’t even try......, Airline employees, put yourself in these shoes..... DL flies 47.5% of the EASKs in the...

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by Cactusjuba
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13930

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

There is so much drama on here. What the pilots and DALPA are pushing for, is equitable growth. Not elimination of JVs. There can indeed be benefits to all involved. The AF-KLM, VS scope agreements have a mechanism to capture the share of flying, as mentioned before as EASKs. All the other JVs do no...

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by Cactusjuba
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162008

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Not sure if this has been posted but on October 22md MSP-ICN switches from a Boeing 777 to an Airbus 350. Is this a permanent change and is this a yet to be delivered 350? DL is taking delivery of two more 350's but I am not sure if its this year or next year. Thanks. Next year on the final 2 350s....

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by Cactusjuba
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15445

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

I'm not sure what difference that would make, but being a Delta pilot there is a 99.9% chance it was under FAA rules and guidance which clearly spells out the do's and don't drinking and flight operations for numerous fields within the avaition community. I'm just curious because it seems on this f...

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by Cactusjuba
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16383

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

DL is doing the same thing. 7 MD88s will go through heavy checks and fly through summer 2020 instead of retired to offset delays on the 321NEO.

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by Cactusjuba
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 5844

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Warren Buffet has taken large investments in two airlines recently. Can you guess who? SW & DL, and the numbers don't lie. Not only are the financials great, but they have a loved brand, a strong employee focused culture, and their future fleets are being paid largely in cash.

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by Cactusjuba
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 65
Views: 16248

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

I think what you're looking for is here. It starts on page 36 of the document (or page 10 if you're looking at the page number it shows on the diagrams). I don't know if there have been changes since this was published. For example, Cactusjuba mentions only the international D gates will be closed ...

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by Cactusjuba
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15983

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Q: Where's the outrage of Chinese State owned airlines? A: The Chinese Airlines are restricted in adding new routes to the US without stringent approvals from the US Government. However, the ME3 have unlimited access and rights to fly to the US, including 5th freedoms. The Chinese have not signed an...

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by Cactusjuba
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15983

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Time to openly call out the State owned Chinese carriers and the massive subsidies they get. US3 will be quickly implicated. China will probably retaliate in contrast to Qatar et al Do the Chinese have Open Skies agreements with the USA? Educate yourself on what the complaint is about. Chinese can ...

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by Cactusjuba
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 65
Views: 16248

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

I remember seeing a while ago the phasing schedule but I can't seem to find it. Does anyone have the new phasing schedule on when the gates will come online as things are torn down? I only have the plans for the next 2 years: JAN 2020 - Hard Stand parking for RJs on NW side of South Concourse - Wes...

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by Cactusjuba
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15983

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

The US carriers are being pathetic. They get subsidies too!!!! No they don’t. #2 : The USA is one of the few countries in the world with government owned airports, whereas in most countries the airports must operate as a business. That is not the case in the USA. In the cases where the airports los...

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by Cactusjuba
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13802

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

oof That's a big hit that may not be available to finance NMA development. The NMA will happen. You can bet on it. I have no doubt but 5.6 billion can pay for a lot of extra R&D. Choice 1: divert more cash-flow to an innovative & new 757/767 and/or 737 replacement. Choice 2: Keep steady or ...

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by Cactusjuba
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13300

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

The variants of 737s, 220s, 320s, 757s etc make no difference in a staffing perspective, as it’s a common type rating. A single-type rating small fleet of MD90s does however create cost and reliability inefficiencies. Is the Original really on the same type rating as the Classic, NG, or Max ratings...

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by Cactusjuba
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13300

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

I don't see the small size of the fleet being an issue with Delta - an airline that currently operates a fleet of 10 73W, a fleet of 16 753, and operated a handful of non-ER 763's after retiring the majority of them. The issue is also staffing/training. The variants of 737s, 220s, 320s, 757s etc ma...

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by Cactusjuba
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13300

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Delta shall still have around 35 or 30 options left (regarding last order of 5 during Paris Air Show, I am not sure, if these were 5 of the "option pool" or real new one, as some have said.) Options have regular a scheduled delivery date. Delta will take these options, but not earlier as ...

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by Cactusjuba
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13300

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

I wouldn’t be surprised to see another A220 order from DL now. One of the things they liked about it was that inflight crew were already familiar with a 5 abreast layout. If the economics of the a/c are really as superior as what delta claims, I’d expect a220-300 imho. Delta shall still have around...

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by Cactusjuba
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11124

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

You can thank the LDS (Utah has the highest birth rate in the nation) and continuing exodus from CA's high cost of living (of the people moving into Utah, more than half come from CA) for the population boom in Utah... but jobs? Utah ranked #9 in 2017 (2018 not available) in young people/college gr...

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by Cactusjuba
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11124

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

If you build it, they will come? How'd the new terminals work out for PIT, CVG, DTW, IND, etc. Agree generally, air travel has to respond to demand, not create it, but one caveat. The areas you listed are rust belt, largely unionized, business unfriendly states that were/are shrinking economically....

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by Cactusjuba
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds JFK - IAH
Replies: 36
Views: 7364

Re: Delta adds JFK - IAH

IAH is a much weaker market than people think. The general decline of the oil industry has reduced international service. There’s just not enough room for DL to have a larger operation. It’s not like DFW where there was already an existing DL FF base left over from the hub days. The US is now the l...

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by Cactusjuba
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 86521

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

The total backlog for 220-100s is no longer 40, but 45.

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by Cactusjuba
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8123

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

And yes, the new alley should be able to handle double taxi lanes.

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by Cactusjuba
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8123

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

Built right up against Flushing Bay. I wonder how many years it will take until Concourse G experiences routine flooding as a result of rising water levels? Hopefully they built some type of water barrier. https://news.delta.com/sites/default/files/R20lga-concourse-g-east-view.jpg Looks like they'v...

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by Cactusjuba
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 3869

Re: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

There's a lot of straw man fighting on here. This news blast wasn't about Qatar, although it is absolutely related as it's the same diplomatic grievance from Sec Pompeo. This was a two pronged US State Department initiative concerning subsidies from Qatar and UAE. The concern was with ME3, but obvio...

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by Cactusjuba
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24877

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

the only modern ? :roll: Given that the only narrowbody with near similar characteristics is the jurassic 757 ...then yes. And no...the 737-10 does not qualify. The new cockpit of the 737MAX, the aerodynamics, the new tail cone and the new wing tips would be less advanced than the old cockpit and w...

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by Cactusjuba
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13339

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

*AA LAX-SFO OCT 11>8[12] NOV 11>8[10] DEC 11>8[10] JAN 11>8[9] FEB 11>8[10] MAR 11>8[10] Hopefully this means a bit more mainline coming back to the route in exchange for frequencies? The route went all E175 back in 2015-16 but since then 1-2 mainline rotations have crept back in. Having to bus out...

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by Cactusjuba
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7726

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

I would actually say that in the future you will probably see Delta put more people going to China (except PVG and PEK) on flights through ICN, as every connecting passenger on LAX-PVG is a seat that could have been used for an O&D passenger. Same thing goes for the double connecting discussion...

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by Cactusjuba
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2097
Views: 369261

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

impilot. It sounds like your solution is to have UA move to all mainline pilots. This would obviously abandon 50 seat aircraft and put the company at a huge economic advantage vs the competition with the 70-76 seat aircraft range. Unless you get DL and AA to do the same, the result would be those &...

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by Cactusjuba
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18332

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Hey look it's working! They got people to start buzzing and talking about UA. Good job SM team. :D

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by Cactusjuba
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 2021

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

This study has a chart entitled "Women's earning drop significantly after having a child. Men's don't." Makes you wonder why. And I don't think the whole answer can be parental leave, which is often taken by both genders. Also, the effects are *much* more than would be suggested by missin...

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by Cactusjuba
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 2021

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

From my first hand impressions, which are limited: it comes down to children. This study has a chart entitled "Women's earning drop significantly after having a child. Men's don't." Makes you wonder why. And I don't think the whole answer can be parental leave, which is often taken by bot...

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by Cactusjuba
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 2021

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

Isn't pilot compensation the largest single labor expense of a typical airline? And pilots being the best-paid airline employees, with exception of executive echelon of management? If yes, then the elephant in the room suddenly will be noticed. If a gender pay gap is to be closed, you would need 1)...

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by Cactusjuba
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 512
Views: 123371

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Delta has still 35 options left. 90 firm + 35 options-> 125 In this case, Wikipedia is not bad. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A220_orders_and_deliveries This is incorrect. Original order was 75 firm + 50 options = 125 A220s. That's what Delta was referring to with the 125 figure. How...

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by Cactusjuba
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet developing tool to keep children connected to parents
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: WestJet developing tool to keep children connected to parents

I was thinking an RFID concept for unaccompanied minors. We can track our precious bags realtime, maybe children could be too? I guess they all have phones nowadays though.

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by Cactusjuba
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41451

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Yes. BNA is a focus city. Recently surpassed AA as #2 in revenue share, 2019 planning 9% growth in capacity. AUS mentioned as a focus city, likewise 9% capacity growth. RDU 10% growth. SJC will be considered newest focus city, 14% growth through summer with focus to better compete against UA in SFO...

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by Cactusjuba
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41451

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Yes. BNA is a focus city. Recently surpassed AA as #2 in revenue share, 2019 planning 9% growth in capacity. AUS mentioned as a focus city, likewise 9% capacity growth. RDU 10% growth. SJC will be considered newest focus city, 14% growth through summer with focus to better compete against UA in SFO...

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by Cactusjuba
Thu May 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10597

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

Forgive me if this has already been mentioned, but I was talking to the Delta pilot of my 753 flight back in October and he said that (in addition to being an amazing airline to fly) that the 753's would stick around in to the early-mid 2020's at least. The 757s may have some replaced here and ther...

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by Cactusjuba
Sun May 19, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Delta fly ATL-PEK?
Replies: 21
Views: 3842

Re: Why doesn't Delta fly ATL-PEK?

Here is your easiest answer: they can't. Route authority to fly into PVG and PEK are one and the same. When AA pulled out of ORD-PEK, that would free up a spot for PEK or PVG. DL put in their request for MSP-PVG. PVG is more of business traveler heavy destination than PEK.

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by Cactusjuba
Sat May 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22444

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

PTV can be even better. What's the future of PTV? DL Flight Products newest stuff is very slim high res tablets that use wifi (so no bulky case under seat), don't require full system resets if there are issues, are line replaceable, and dont require a seat mod to add newer hardware in the future. A ...

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by Cactusjuba
Wed May 15, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 104
Views: 17271

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

I recently listened to the Network VP lecture, and was able to chat with directly. I see a lot of things debated here, thought this might help: 767-300ER retirements from 2025-2030, but really want to retire them earlier than that so they don’t have to do a cabin refurb. Anxious for solution from BA...

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by Cactusjuba
Wed May 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 19885

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

And delta has enough revenue to have all RJs at mainline and pay the already negotiated RJ wages to actual delta pilots. Yes, Delta makes a ton of money. And Delta pays out a ton of profit sharing, BTW. More than anybody. Also, I'm not a Delta fanboy. Just a fan of capitalism. Here's what you are n...

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by Cactusjuba
Wed May 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian
Replies: 43
Views: 6063

Re: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian

No need to panic. Get an emotional support miniature horse. Problem solved. :cloudnine:

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by Cactusjuba
Sat May 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 86521

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

They still recline, they just "optimized" the angle by a hand full of degrees so it's less intrusive to the row behind you. It's one of those things where increasing a comfort comes at the expense of another. They changed the angle because of customer feedback that it was excessive recline...

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by Cactusjuba
Sat May 11, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11940

Re: A220 question

It got 1050 orders and died. And it's completely-fair to compare numerical orders for two aircraft launched at two different times because there are NO cycles in the airline business and NO trends in management/customer thinking. :roll: But it was over engineered. I flew it. I loved it. Hate riding...

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by Cactusjuba
Thu May 09, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14954

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
910A wrote:
I thought I read the CRJ-200 was leaving PHX, but apparently not. Two hours in a -200 doesn't sound like fun.


Same with DFW-SGU.

Fixed it for ya..

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by Cactusjuba
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147733

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Love how they threw this in the press release: "Delta first offered service between the U.S. and Mumbai beginning in 2006, but was forced to suspend the service in 2009 as illegally subsidized Middle East carriers made the route untenable." Yeah, especially considering they themselves own...

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