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by FF630
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 College Football Charter Thread
Replies: 151
Views: 13443

Re: 2020 College Football Charter Thread

What does it cost to charter these flights ? For example the Gators traveled from Gainesville to Nashville for the Vanderbilt game. They used a Delta 739.

Aircraft flew empty from Atlanta to Gainesville then to Nashville , back to Gainesville, finally back to Atlanta.

Must be costly

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by FF630
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 390
Views: 37757

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

Delta needs to conserve $, no MAX for now unless Boeing gives them an excellent deal on price and financing. Perhaps Boeing will offer Delta 100% financing , interest free with payments beginning in 2025. Boeing has a lot of white tails to move big incentive for them to just break even on the white ...

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by FF630
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse
Replies: 49
Views: 8493

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Look forward to seeing her at the Delta museum. As a kid I flew on a couple of Delta DC7B's offering Royal Service.

Air travel was special in the days of this aircraft, people actually had good manners, now like moving cattle and dealing with rude passengers dressed like slobs.

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by FF630
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's "aging aircraft" "problem"
Replies: 55
Views: 12419

Re: DL's "aging aircraft" "problem"

I know two engineers who have worked for Tech Ops many years. Delta does a top notch job of maintaining their aircraft as well as aircraft for other airlines and the military. I have never been concerned about flying on a Delta aircraft since age 15, at that time it was a DC7 ! If Delta adds the MAX...

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by FF630
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Operations at SJU in the 1970's
Replies: 15
Views: 3603

Re: Delta Operations at SJU in the 1970's

When did Delta start ATL/HNL nonstop ? That route is longer than ATL/LGW.

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by FF630
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12192

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

Khaki, Navy blue or bankers gray with a navy pin striped blouse or shirt suits the Delta image much better than purple. Uniforms should be cotton or light weight wool so they breathe. Polyester does not breathe can be very hot in the warm months. The purple is ugly, uniforms should compliment the ca...

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by FF630
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 128261

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Ed and his crew hit a home run , I like Delta's strategy of investing in their partners, puts them ahead in the global game.

C. E. Woolman would be proud.

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by FF630
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 97
Views: 16418

Re: DL explanation on checking carry on bags

The new A321 at Delta can only accommodate 2 bags per overhead because they must lay flat. Therefore, the agent must be diligent and gate check the last 50 passengers carry on bags if the flight is more than 80% full. Creates a mess because some fool did not spec the correct overhead bin when the ai...

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by FF630
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 16463

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

Justice will never allow AA, DL or UA to aquire anything but a regional feeder they already use to feed their hubs. Of course AA, DL or LUV would love to aquire AS, never will happen, west coast fares would skyrocket ! AS and JB and/or Hawaiian maybe, Frontier/Spirit probably, SY for the aircraft on...

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by FF630
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 bins
Replies: 39
Views: 10082

Re: Delta A321 bins

Guess Delta needs to retrofit these new aircraft with other bins, shocked Delta did not know these bins would not latch with bags standing up. Someone was "asleep at the wheel".

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by FF630
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 bins
Replies: 39
Views: 10082

Delta A321 bins

Was on a Delta A321 from DCA to ATL today. Have been on a couple of Delta 321s but never noticed the poor design of the bins. Typically, I check my bag, today I did not. Bins will not close with bags straight up they must be flat which limits carry on space. Speaking with flight attendant she said i...

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by FF630
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 65
Views: 11941

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

I have been going through ATL since 1964 starting at age 10 before the current terminal. I have never had any issues, the airport is very efficient for changing planes. Granted if there is a gate change it is a big pain. I don't understand the need for moving sidewalks in Atlanta, it is healthy to w...

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by FF630
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30785

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Once Delta's LAX renovations are complete they may add some long thin routes to the east coast such as CHS or JAX despite a multitude of flights between ATL and those cities. Charleston is one of the top 5 tourist destinations in the U.S. as is Savannah, they are 80 miles apart. BA seems to be doing...

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by FF630
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30785

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Lots of opportunities to use this aircraft on long thin routes perhaps 3 to 5 times a week on each of the following from SEA,SFO or LAX depending on market, ORF,JAX,CHS,PVD,BDL

Maybe add a few more seats in First for transcontinental designated aircraft.

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by FF630
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 ATL-SEA
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Delta A220 ATL-SEA

I saw an article which mentioned Delta would beging using the A220 once a day between ATL and SEA. The article speculated this was to do test runs for future transcontinental service using this aircraft. I suppose this would be the right sized aircraft for long thin routes like CHS-LAX, JAX-LAX,LAX-...

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by FF630
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 10375

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

On Tuesday I flew ATL to Heathrow in Comfort +., food was average, everything on one plate encased in plastic wrap, flight attendants were great, very accommodating. If D goes to a service with appetizer and drinks then the main course that would distinguish them from UA and AA but still not as good...

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by FF630
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 6370

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

Does the FAA monitor these type of aircraft like they do a scheduled airline ? These are passangers carrying planes which should be subject to strict inspections by the FAA.

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by FF630
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 13003

Re: Delta luggage abuse

I am a loyal Delta flyer, million miler, flew on my first Delta plane (DC-7) at an early age. Delta destroyed my Tumi carry-on , the trip involved a Delta Connection carrier. The bag was transfered in ATL from the DAL connection flight to a mainline plane It did not arrive at my home airport , JAX. ...

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by FF630
Thu May 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 43
Views: 7204

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

The Miami airport is embarrassing for the city state and USA, frankly it is a dump. Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa airports are nice. Bad first impression of the city and state. Unfortunately, I have to travel via Miami on American to the Carribean frequently for business from JAX, which requires...

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by FF630
Sat May 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2764

Re: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019

The business Jets NB hates probably belong to a number of NB residents. LOL

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by FF630
Sat May 11, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 9819

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

I flew JAX-HNL many times via DFW. In the winter due to strong head winds the ATL-HNL nonstop flight would often have to stop for fuel at LAX. However, the DFW-HNL flight never had that issue. I learned to always book the return via DFW. Both flights were operated on Tri-Stars which I believe were f...

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by FF630
Mon May 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44806

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Sounds like someone in the puzzle palace (Pentagon) made the decision not to grove the runway. That individual must have been clueless as to the typical semi tropical weather in the area. Thunderstorm season has just begun here. At least the P8 pilots are very well trained and know how to handle sli...

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by FF630
Sun May 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44806

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Of course there are alligators in the St. Johns, it is Florida. However, they are not abundant in the area where the plane went in the water. If there were any they scattered quickly when the plane hit the water. Feel bad about the pet losses.

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by FF630
Sat May 04, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44806

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

I was surprised to read the NAS JAX P8 pilot said the runway is not grooved at NAS JAX. Since the runway was completely rebuilt why didn't the reconstruction include grooves in the runway to provide better drainage ? Daily summer thunderstorms with heavy downpours are normal here just like when this...

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by FF630
Sat May 04, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44806

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

I live on the St. John's river, 4 miles south of NAS Jax. Around the time of this incident there were thunderstorms in the area. The primary runway at NAS Jax was shutdown and completely rebuilt several years ago to meet 21st century standards, it is about 8,000 feet. NAS Jax is home to several squa...

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by FF630
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!
Replies: 34
Views: 26598

Re: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!

Good point about a flyover for getting on and off I95 at the airport exit, the lights impede smooth flowing traffic. FLDOT needs to get that project done sooner rather than later. Once the Delta LAX terminal improvements are complete I suspect they will bring back the direct flight they abandoned du...

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by FF630
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "Flying Colonel" program-need some insight
Replies: 15
Views: 4921

Re: Delta "Flying Colonel" program-need some insight

My DAD was a FC from the late 50's until he passed away. In the old days he had the direct line of the station manager. If he was running a little late the station manager would hold the plane up to 15 minutes at the old JAX airport. Once the current JAX airport opened in 1967, that service stopped....

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by FF630
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)
Replies: 44
Views: 12185

Re: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)

Who cares about colors, uniforms, etc. Just get me there on time in a safe and clean plane, at the least cost in a comfortable seat (lol) with friendly service throughout the journey. If there is a screw up take care of my rebooking quickly. Fortunately, I am a 2 million miler so I am treated well i...

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by FF630
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 72
Views: 13389

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

Since the terminal layout can not be changed LAX has to find the best way to accommodate all the traffic, the train connection will help a little but not much. A lot of $ for little private auto traffic relief. Too bad LAX was not laid out like ATLANTA with the parallel concourses and a Subway betwe...

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by FF630
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX announces plans for new concourse
Replies: 28
Views: 4349

Re: JAX announces plans for new concourse

JAX is my home airport. I remember when the airport opened at its present location in 1967 when I was 15, with 3 concources, A,B & C each with 7 gates. My first flight was from the previous airport imason Field on Main street, in a Delta DC-7 when I was 10 or so. When I travel on an early mornin...

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by FF630
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX announces plans for new concourse
Replies: 28
Views: 4349

Re: JAX announces plans for new concourse

JAX is my home airport. I remember when the airport opened at its present location in 1967 when I was 15, with 3 concources, A,B & C each with 7 gates. My first flight was from the previous airport imason Field on Main street, in a Delta DC-7 when I was 10 or so. When I travel on an early mornin...

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by FF630
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26182

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

MMO

Responded to 32andbelow statement above, better ask him or her.

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by FF630
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26182

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Never thought about the union contract or ADA, both good points. Probably why there are so many repeat offenders from the industry in rehab again and again.

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by FF630
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26182

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Sad, I have a friend who was in rehab. She told me there were a lot of cockpit and cabin crew folks from three different major airlines in rehab with her. This was not the first time in rehab for some of them. I wonder if there is a higher percentage of these folks who are alcoholics than in other i...

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by FF630
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX 6.5 million pax in 2018 increase of 16% breaks all time record
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

Re: JAX 6.5 million pax in 2018 increase of 16% breaks all time record

Good to see these numbers, I suspect the Jax aviation authority is making contributions to NK and Allegiant for their additional service. I doubt any international service will come anytime soon, easy to connect through ATL or JFK on Delta, Philly or Charlotte on AA and UA via EWR to international d...

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by FF630
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 7301

Re: DCA to the world

DCA is already constrained with domestic flights. IAD or BWI can handle both domestic and international. Granted IAD needs to improve their facilities since DC is our nation's capital, the airport should be the number 1 international facility in the world. Trump can start his infastrcture progam at ...

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by FF630
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4611

JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

The JAX population in the MSA is now 1,631,000 but there is not any nonstop service to LAX or SFO. Ten years ago Delta had a nonstop flight departing LA at 11pm and returning at 7:30AM. How can a city this size not have direct service to LA and perhaps SF ? Of course Delta has 12 to 13 flights daily...

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