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by SEAxSANxBOS
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air Tecnam revenue service?
Replies: 9
Views: 1742

Re: Cape Air Tecnam revenue service?

Awesome to hear, always enjoy seeing Cape Air. Would love to hope on a flight in that bird.

MOCHAHAGTDI!

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12254

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

This only happens in the US- AS, AA, now DL. Never hear of this else where. Does the US have lower standards for clothing? Although watching US TV and the constant stream of adverts for medication wouldn’t surprise me if Somethings become psychosomatic - not suggesting the symptoms are real, just t...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Seatac Int'l Arrivals Skybridge
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Re: Status of Seatac Int'l Arrivals Skybridge

From what I have heard. It is delayed further. Bridge is apparently 4 feet short, but that is what I have heard. Nothing official through any of the port or project people, but I also have yet to really ask any of them. Just only what I have heard. So could all be a wild rumor.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta in Asia growth/decline
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Re: Delta in Asia growth/decline

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All that being discussed here in this thread.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 22204

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

There are a few things to clear-up on this thread. 1) Not sure where this "4 corner" stuff ever come from. DL has never referred to anything as such. AA vaguely had a strategy like this a few years ago, but not DL. The MIA experiment was nothing gradious, it seemed more like the pet proje...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 22204

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Honestly, I’m beginning think that SEA may not be needed for DL after all. If they are so intent on routing things via KE in ICN, might as well admit defeat in SEA, close up shop and move the few flights they want on their own metal to LAX. Route everything via DTW, LAX and ICN. Delta's goal is to ...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 22204

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

A couple of things: 1) DL at SEA is pretty tiny in TPAC compared to UA at SFO or even AC at YVR. And given their buildup at LAX and non-west coast stuff going through DTW/MSP, it's unlikely to ever come close to what UA and AC has. And as a whole, *A overwhelmingly dominates Asia so SEA for DL has ...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 22204

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Seattle is the global headquarters for Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Expedia, Costco, plus many others. It’s not some podunk backwater. But still small in overall total population. Don’t equate small with unimportant. As for DL, I found it interesting that they couldn’t make HKG work, whereas CX ha...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 22204

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

It will be interesting to see what happens to DL at SEA during the next economic recession. I don't think they will do so hot on their regional jets against Alaska's mainline fleet. Those regionals are being replaced by the C Series. Expect to see more of them and 319/20s out of SEA. Also don't be ...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 51435

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

I really hope Boeing can pull this off. Having worked around the 787s, 350s, and C Series, I now have an even greater enthusiasm for the NMA. That said I hope the economics of such a plane could work. The 75 was ahead of it's time and we could have really used a NEO option of it, but those days are ...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 7584

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

Just tried to book again and now I see biz seats available... (13 Oct - 17 Oct) Were they just blocking them? (I searched on Delta.com and Google Flights) Always book with the carrier, never with Google. My same advice I give to every passenger. Regardless of the airline you fly. Always check and u...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 13257

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

I've never had to pick up a friend at the airport during one of those busy times, but I have a strategy I'd employ that nicely avoids tall of the mess on Airport Expressway, the overcrowded cell phone lot, and the crazy backups on Arrivals Dr, plus it doesn't require that you pay anyone any additio...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 13257

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

I loved to drive out their at 11:30pm, pouring down rain, traffic backed up down the freeway, people using the shoulder as a cell phone lot, cabs driving on the side of the road around people, etc. What a miserable experience it has turned into out there. PHX is a breeze in comparison. THIS - SEA i...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 7512

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

EA CO AS wrote:
dashdrvr wrote:
Should have gone to DL


Then I suppose they should have scored more points... :duck:


All the more motivation to work that much harder.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Fri May 31, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 16703

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

There wouldn't be any at DL, because their -100s were retired about 40 years ago. There are probably a fair number at UAL, because their last classics were only retired after 9/11. No conversion from the -100 to -200 is necessary (probably only a very short "differences" course for the SP...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Tue May 21, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 16661

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

SEA is hardly utilized well, and any solution must address the TSA situation, which in my flying experience is the worst in the country. This is true. If you arrive at the ends of the terminal, they redirect you to line 3, which is a long walk, and then a haphazard line. This should be fixed to be ...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Thu May 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 12941

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

- From my YVR I got to choose between a A380/787/A340 stopping in the UK/Germany. - From SEA, the choices (from what I remember) were basically an A330 to AMS/CDG/FRA -- or a 737+767/A330 connecting on the East Coast. - From PDX, the choice was an A330 to AMS -- or a 737+767/A330 connecting on the ...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 10119

Re: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019

Sorry, I got crossed and confused in reading the whole thread. Swore I read YYC... YEG makes sense. YYC does not for sure. Still have not heard anything locally about this though.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 10119

Re: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019

I can tell you that it's not because the flights are empty. YYJ and YYC are almost always full and/or oversold, even in the slow times of the year. Fares may not be the best which may play a role, but I feel the two major issues are the lack of pre clear in YYJ. Which cause inbound passengers to mis...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare
Replies: 41
Views: 10159

Re: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare

Yes and would love to see WS and VS join the SkyTeam officially.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 455208

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

And, a general "control failure" to cover for the rudder hardovers and the like. So the full list comes: 1- load shift 2- Pitch trim runaway, not handled in time 3- stall but it would have had to have been a deep stall (think Airfrance) to be unrecoverable. 4- loss of reliable airspeed cr...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 120
Views: 18386

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

Old Delta and Old NW. Fly places because tradition, prestige, and profits be damned.

New post merger Delta. Operate in a smart manner maximizing profits and alliance usage to create a stable business model. So they never go bankrupt again...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25
Replies: 55
Views: 8181

Re: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25

SNAPP and numbers are working again. Just dispatched a flight.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25
Replies: 55
Views: 8181

Re: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25

DL TERM works, but cannot send passenger numbers hence the system wide hold.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 4864

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Mental Health in general, is hardly addressed in the United States. The issues should be addressed as a whole for all people, not just one sector.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 105654

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Okay, reading a bunch of these post and trying to explain to other people outside of these forums on how this might happen. Note, SPECULATION. I do not know all the facts so I am hypothesizing and extrapolating based on experience and knowledge of SEA, it's AOA, possible move crew operations and how...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 105654

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

flybynight wrote:
In fairness to KING5, they have a very good aviation expert on staff.


Agreed. Also considering the amount of aviation and aviation industry up here. There are plenty of people with first hand knowledge and background on many facets of the industry.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 2866 headed back to SEA. Anyone know why?
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Re: DL 2866 headed back to SEA. Anyone know why?

Today, has been a Charlie Foxtrot at SEA, apparently a WN flight broke down on the runway and caused a set of events which led to a massive ground stop and flow control at SEA. Some flights sat and waited for gate spaces over 2 hours others diverted. Last week and this previous weekend, something si...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviall (Boeing) and Antonov Team Up
Replies: 9
Views: 2401

Re: Aviall (Boeing) and Antonov Team Up

I have watched an AN 124 fly right over me from the SEA employee lot. Was the wildest, loudest thing I've ever witnessed.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV
Replies: 62
Views: 7353

Re: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV

SEA via YVR, YYC, YEG, YYZ & YUL I seriously doubt SEA is going to get all of these, if any at all. I'd be absolutely shocked to see YYZ and YUL get a Seattle nonstop on WestJet. Air Canada already does 2x daily in the summer months on YYZ-SEA, so there's really not much wiggle room in that mar...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 129
Views: 20590

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

Sorry to hear and see anyone loss their jobs in this industry. :(

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 12245

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

The main issue here is parts. DL will keep flying an aircraft as long as it's still affordable AND has the parts to do so. The MD90s will be going soon because of the shortage on parts. MD88s has such a massive amount of stores and savagable parts from the bone/scrape yard that it is very possible t...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Wed May 30, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29
Replies: 76
Views: 10938

Re: Delta debuts new uniforms tomorrow.

Must say all the social media posts I’ve seen - everyone is looking immaculately groomed!! Well done DL. Down to the smallest details - shows seem to be uniform now! Hair is back. What about hair? Many of the women in ACS have been screaming about the hair up (can't touch shoulders) policy, especia...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Wed May 30, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4726

Re: AS, WN win JD Power awards

Congratulations to WN for winning their 2nd consecutive JD Power award in the LCC category, and to ALL my 23,000 co-workers at AS on our 11th straight JD Power award for the traditional network carrier category! The people of WN and AS should be proud of this recognition, which has become the “gold...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 14889

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

Let me just say there are some here who want Delta to fail at SEA for some reason whereas the evidence and Delta has put out the opposite. My suggestion to those who believe Delta is telling a bold face lie to their investors about SEA is to call their attorneys and sue the airline in forcing them ...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Current U.S. Airline Rankings is Out
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Most Current U.S. Airline Rankings is Out

neomax wrote:
wedgetail737 wrote:
Congratulations to AS! I'm a little surprised how high UA ranked considering the bad press they have had recently.


Because long-term investment is worth more than short-term press.


Agreed. The industry as a whole is working very hard to improve across all levels.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 7306

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

davescj wrote:
jbmitt wrote:
Delta would also operate ex-TWA 717s


I've only seen 717s ending with AT (so I presume from Air Tran). Would the ex-TWA end TW? I'll keep a look out for them if so.


I've seen a couple N###DL 717s. Most likely the over seas acquisitions???

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 14889

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

I disagree with MSPNWA's comment about DL shrinking at SEA. I don't think they are...overall. Really the only Asian markets DL has left were HND and KIX. They transferred the SEA-LHR to VA. But I think overall, DL has been expanding. With the lack of available gates, DL has been expanding in terms ...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 14889

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

I often wonder how DL does on its TPAC out of SEA. The fact that no routes have been upgauged in the years since they've been launched (save for HKG which was badly needed due to the operational issues the A332 had on the route), leads me to believe that demand has remained pretty stagnant. All oth...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 14889

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

HKG and CDG are moving to 777s. Most Asian routs are staying 767s with AMS being a mix of both 76 and 330.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF (back again) and Aer Lingus (coming soon) who is next at SEA
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: AF (back again) and Aer Lingus (coming soon) who is next at SEA

Once the new customs facility is finished and additional gates completed, you will probably see many airlines expanding into SEA. DL expects to be north of 200 daily at that time and don't be shocked if you see old routs that were NRT based now in SEA. One possible could be SEA HAN with Vietnam Airl...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3641

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

I too hope for good dialogue here but topics like this can get pretty heated quick.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service
Replies: 14
Views: 3222

Re: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service

Traditionally AS has eschewed such tie-ups that would restrict who else they could work with. I don't think it likely they would change that unless they were compelled to do so by their spat with Delta going very badly (which it is currently not doing). Air group does seem to like its independance....

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service
Replies: 14
Views: 3222

Re: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service

Interesting but not surprising considering the BA AS angle. Pre clearing customs will also be an advantage to. Wonder just how competitive this rout will be compared to LHR/LGW or even AMS, CDG, or FRA.

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 52763

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Supposedly Wenatchee Washington - San Francisco starts Summer 2018 probably with United Express / Skywest. I don't see how this will work out especially if the schedule is terrible. Afternoon flight, forget it. I bet they will be using a 50 passenger crj200. Seem interesting that EAT could support ...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 787 in the future?
Replies: 47
Views: 9357

Re: Delta 787 in the future?

DL is a very enthusiastic user of the A330 and I don't see the basis on which you claim the 789 is better particularly for DL. Seems like someone with a very large A330 fleet interested in a TATL aircraft available soon with low capital costs is prime A330neo customer. But a small fleet of used 787...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 787 in the future?
Replies: 47
Views: 9357

Re: Delta 787 in the future?

Something that has not been brought up to discussion but should be noted is that Delta has influence on Virgin Atlantic and Aero Mexico plus increasing influence on West Jet. All have 787s. Delta's partners obviously can take advantage of the IM/EX Bank and get great prices, where I am sure DL got t...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France returns to Seattle March 25
Replies: 12
Views: 3433

Re: Air France returns to Seattle March 25

This is a resumption, not an inaugural. There most likely will be little fanfare. Particularly seeing as it's just meant to supplement DL's extant SEA-CDG service. So was the Aero Mexico relaunch, but they still had celebratory festivities. I would just expect the same type of metal luggage tags as...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 787 in the future?
Replies: 47
Views: 9357

Re: Delta 787 in the future?

Delta loves everything about the 787 except the price. If Boeing and Delta get a crazy good pricing deal going then you will see 787s in the fleet, but given the current fleet. Not anytime soon...

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by SEAxSANxBOS
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 52763

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

That is strictly on the Port. They refused all suggestions, requests, to outsource project management to an outside entity with experience. This is what you get. IAF is 5 months behind schedule: https://meetings.portseattle.org/portmeetings/attachments/2018/2018_03_27_RM_9a.pdf https://meetings.por...

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