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by DL717
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 73
Views: 10265

Re: Airport construction projects question

Since most construction projects already have funding set aside (be it grants, bonds or otherwise already obtained money) they will continue as best as practical. It isn't exactly easy to just start and stop large scale infrastructure projects and try to pick up the pieces at a later date. Plus, ma...

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by DL717
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 73
Views: 10265

Re: Airport construction projects question

Looking for info on new terminal at BUR is it still moving forward with Covid-19? It’s an inexpensive design and needs to be done to fix runway safety issues. It’s been a slow and go project anyway. They voted on it years ago. No reason to delay. Small airport, low cost project, cornered market.

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by DL717
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney and airline partners
Replies: 34
Views: 4874

Re: Disney and airline partners

Eastern and Delta were Official airlines. Delta took over in 1988 I believe and then Southwest expansion in Orlando sent Delta to never never land. So yes, package deals were the name of the game. Yeah. Delta pretty much ran the Disney Airline show into the mid 1990’s. It wasn’t as formal a relatio...

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by DL717
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9851

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

LGW needs to attract as many airlines and passengers as possible. A modern facility will certainly help. While the first statement is absolutely true, I disagree with the second statement. The passengers themselves won't really concern themselves with the state of the facility they are flying from ...

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by DL717
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9851

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

What on earth are you talking about......or don't you know? They won’t get a second runway, so they’ll move the on they have, increase separation, boost capacity by 20% and call it a day. That is Gatwick future. Or don’t you understand airfield capacity currently cripples LGW? Don't you understand ...

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by DL717
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9851

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

They’ll shift the runway about 50-feet and call it good. This will allow both runways to operate simultaneously. Think half of LAX. What on earth are you talking about......or don't you know? They won’t get a second runway, so they’ll move the on they have, increase separation, boost capacity by 20...

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by DL717
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17443

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

In the northeast in January, I’ll take a CRJ in the ice every day of the week. Say what you want about the -200, but even with all the speed it hauls in, I never worried about icing. Boots will never come close to bleed air. I will agree with you everyday of the week about bleed air being > boots w...

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by DL717
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 9851

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

They’ll shift the runway about 50-feet and call it good. This will allow both runways to operate simultaneously. Think half of LAX.

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by DL717
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I would have thought the rate of pay scales broadly with pax number due to increased responsibility. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Not always. During negotiations they’ll look at a fleet shelf life and the intended replacement fleet to negotiate salaries over the longer term for a new type.

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by DL717
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco

I can say, with absolute honesty, that I don't remember where I was or what I was doing. On a related note, we visited the Alcatraz East Crime Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN this past week. They have the Bronco on loan in their collection. Very nice. We had a canceled flight and were at a hotel r...

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by DL717
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco

Today marks the 26 year anniversary of the OJ Simpson police chase in a Ford Bronco on the highways of Los Angeles. It was seen by 90 million viewers and one of the biggest events in American history between the end of the Cold War and 9/11. Do you have any memories of the chase? https://www.airlin...

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by DL717
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4260

Re: Reparations

It is always someone else's fault and especially the fault of the white man.. Indeed. Very little self initiative. Always fault of someone else, and always someone else "has to pay". I am still waiting for the OP or anyone else in this thread to open their wallet and put their money where...

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by DL717
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259759

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

An airport official says SLC is Delta's fastest-recovering hub. https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/06/17/slc-airport-hit-low/ Not surprised, on a percentage basis it’s recovered more than others. ATL obviously still has more flights/seats/ passengers but a smaller % of normal. SLC has less i...

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by DL717
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53249

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

The delusion on this forum that somehow AA will file for bankruptcy and give DFW and CLT to Delta and United while DL and UA won't file and be in a position to take over AA's massive hubs makes me laugh. What are you all smoking? Give us some. I think DL717's hub assessment is pretty fanciful . Amo...

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by DL717
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53249

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

If they collapse, it will probably go like this for the hubs: DFW - DL returns MIA - B6 and maybe UA jumps in to gain a foothold in an area of the country they are lacking. ORD - all United all day. Bad for fares, good for health of market. PHX - Gone CLT - Gone LAX - Spread around to everyone. Will...

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by DL717
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6182

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Jetty wrote:
Could it be that this is a plot to establish sharia in MSP given the large Muslim community?


Well, that will go swimmingly.

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by DL717
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6182

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

KFTG wrote:
Why do Trump voters "need" a police force anyway?
Your 15 AR-15s with ammo stored in your walls isn't protection enough from "the mob"?


We don’t. You’re on your own though. I’ll get my popcorn.

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by DL717
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4260

Re: Reparations

One of the problems I've watched develop over the past 50+ years is the efforts of the 'welfare' system to destroy the family concept for the recipients of government assistance. Basically, the system provides assistance to mothers to help have 'decent' housing for children when the family is finan...

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by DL717
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 8724

Re: Trump vows to end violence now

He wants to send in the National Guard; he wants to send in the Army... he wants to incite violence amid the peaceful protests. Well, if the “peaceful protesters” are breaking the law - that must stop. And governors and mayors are either conspiring with law violations (including undermining the ver...

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by DL717
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 8724

Re: trump vows to end violence now

The US president should read what happened in Chile when the president there for days and days talked about how they should get tough with the people protesting (which was a small minority), but because he sounded so tone-deaf about what it was all really about (inequality), the protests grew massi...

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by DL717
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 224
Views: 17291

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Disney just cancelled everything through July and some into September. I think that’s Alaska. https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/guest-services/advisory/ Said to be parking all of them. Three are at Canaveral. Wonder headed south and is currently south of Acapulco. Probably on it’s way to the Canal.

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by DL717
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 17443

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

Seems risky to start a project like this in the current market situation. Even if they find a partner it would be a risk for Embraer. I don’t think it’s the best idea to take such a risk in the current situation. Risky, but there is a complete void below 70 seats right now and jet economics may not...

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by DL717
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249086

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Wasn’t a fan of the last few rows, but man. Another plane gone that was “new” when I was a kid. Whisper jet. LOL. I’m going to miss some noise. :D

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by DL717
Sun May 31, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147085

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

This: The engines of this new generation are physically bigger and heavier, other components have also grown in size and weight in the last few years (like avionics) so for you to put this on an airplane that already existed you need to readjust the entire airplane to this factor including structur...

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by DL717
Sun May 31, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147085

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

The airlines need the 175E2 over the long term. Small markets are facing a complete loss of service as the sub 76 seat aircraft head to the boneyards, which is another problem. We need a new 50-seater or they need to bite the bullet and go back to turboprops. I’m sure ATR would love a ramp up in pr...

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by DL717
Sat May 30, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3654

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

Why is it outdated? It's actually timeless in the way it gives every state in the union a voice not just NY and CA. That's a smidge of a misrepresentation since it's mostly purple states on the current population leaderboard. Facts: 1. CA 2. TX 3. FL 4. NY 5. PA 6. IL 7. OH 8. GA 9. NC 10. MI CA an...

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by DL717
Sat May 30, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147085

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

“The rest of the world has made it clear that they’re not really interested in the 175-E2 " I don't know if this is the right place, but being so close to Embraer, would you care to comment on why they won't just do a 170-E2 that seats 76 single class pax @ 31" pitch with limited regional...

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by DL717
Sat May 30, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

All this debate on the A350 vs. the 777 and it doesn’t seem anyone is considering a couple of things here: 1. The relationship with Virgin Australia gives them codeshare access to Australia. 2. JNB demand has no doubt imploded and will be that way for a while. They can rely on Air France and KLM. 3...

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by DL717
Sat May 30, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why don't more corporations support Single Payer in the US
Replies: 55
Views: 2643

Re: Why don't more corporations support Single Payer in the US

I was reading something about how KLM is offering an Early retirement due to COVID-19 and it got me thinking. In the US, Healthcare is largely tied to your employer, meaning you have to work in order to get good coverage or have a lot of money. If the folks who were closer to retirement age could k...

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by DL717
Sat May 30, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Q for plumbing experts:
Replies: 14
Views: 1224

Re: Q for plumbing experts:

Flapper. If not, adjust the float. If that doesn’t work, it’s the fill valve. Change the flapper, if it stops, you’re good. Of not, replace the valve. It will take you 5 minutes to replace the flapper and 30 tops to replace the valve. Cost you a few bucks at Home Depot. https://www.homedepot.com/b/P...

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by DL717
Mon May 25, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

All this debate on the A350 vs. the 777 and it doesn’t seem anyone is considering a couple of things here: 1. The relationship with Virgin Australia gives them codeshare access to Australia. 2. JNB demand has no doubt imploded and will be that way for a while. They can rely on Air France and KLM. 3....

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by DL717
Sat May 23, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 14651

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

It’s unfortunate they didn’t go with electro-thermal ice protection. It would have cost more, but it would have been a good selling point for a turboprop weary public in a world that now needs smaller props for small markets. Maybe a boon for ATR in the offing, but man, the market needs a small prop.

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by DL717
Thu May 21, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19179

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Why would an airline that is struggling to survive be spending money on a brand new airplane? Makes no sense. Part of ANY government assistance should include NO NEW AIRPLANES at all until the TAXPAYERS are made whole and 100% of the government assistance is paid in full! So are you going to hold e...

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by DL717
Mon May 18, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there a pasta shortage where you live?
Replies: 50
Views: 2118

Re: Is there a pasta shortage where you live?

I haven't seen flour in any shops since mid March. I bake and make things from scratch pretty regularly normally but it's been off the cards recently, just when I actually have the time to do so because I'm off work! Apparently the issue with the lack of flour is not actually that there isn't flour...

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by DL717
Mon May 18, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3654

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

Trump's in for a rough ride. Last time he lost the popular vote by around 3,000,000 and only won the EC by. around 100,000. That was when people were voting AGAINST Clinton. Now the voters have someone to vote FOR and Trump is far from attractive. By November more Americans will have died from the ...

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by DL717
Mon May 18, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3654

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

I don’t even know if we’ll have any kind of pulse on this election cycle at all. The Dems didn’t even finish a primary because of this and the candidates aren’t able to get out and about. God help us with the TV ads. It’s going to be pure hell.

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 69423

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

ACA772LR wrote:
Are the 764s being retired? Or is it up in the air like everything else?


They’ll need the 400 for Hawaii and LAX-SFO and the like.

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 2824

Re: Student Pilot Future

Hello Everyone, I hope you all are safe and healthy. I am currently in a part 141 flight training school in NY working on my private pilot license. I have been seriously worried about the future of airlines and major airlines in the USA and the regionals. What is your advice on continuing flying? T...

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Actually JNB is one of DL’s most profitable routes. Delta prints gold both ways on this route, we shouldn’t be surprised if this route actually returns July 2nd like it says in the system. Not anymore they don’t. Not for quite a while. With the 777’s retired, they don’t think so either. The announc...

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there a pasta shortage where you live?
Replies: 50
Views: 2118

Re: Is there a pasta shortage where you live?

I was wondering, is there a pasta shortage where you live? It seems like there is a shortage here, especially with the two big name brands here (Barilla and American Beauty). Store brands seem to be less affected, possibly because the American Italian Pasta Company (AIPC) has a plant in Tolleson, A...

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi continues to screw over progressives
Replies: 33
Views: 1447

Re: Pelosi continues to screw over progressives

It is well documented now that Nancy Pelosi is no friend of progressives, and is a corporate/neoliberal establishment Democrat to the core. When the CARES act was passed and Pelosi literally caved to Mitch McConnell on everything, she assured progressives that we will get them next time. So yesterd...

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23618

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

Michigan seems on its way to double average daily tests capacity from 15,000 to 30,000. This was the federal state cooperation plan. On May 13, 2020, 21000 tests were done, daily % positive rate jumped from 6.1% to 10.7%. This could be because now some counties mandate tests for retail workers. Sta...

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23655

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

TSA numbers, and I'll try and figure out a way to post them, have been consistently in the -90% YOY since April over the national system. There is no steady increase WOW. That is not true They has been a noticeable jump over the last few weeks in their numbers Dead cat bounce. About a foot off the ...

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23655

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

TSA numbers, and I'll try and figure out a way to post them, have been consistently in the -90% YOY since April over the national system. There is no steady increase WOW. This is totally false. There’s been large tsa increases week over week for the last 2 weeks. https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus/pas...

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

What is the fascination with JNB and SYD? Both can be served with some modifications as needed. It’s certainly not enough to warrant a separate fleet type. If they told you tomorrow that both cities are being dropped… You wouldn’t even blink an eye. It would be a totally realistic action given the ...

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

What is the fascination with JNB and SYD? Both can be served with some modifications as needed. It’s certainly not enough to warrant a separate fleet type. If they told you tomorrow that both cities are being dropped… You wouldn’t even blink an eye. It would be a totally realistic action given the ...

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I suspect that DL is also keeping an eye on its carbon emissions image - retiring the fuel guzzlers will also reduce its carbon emissions. I’m pretty sure this is not on the list of things they are concerned about. Dumping an aging fleet is about increased maintenance costs as things ramp up again....

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Actually I think the 319 and *most* of the 320 are safe for the most part. They are all refurbished nose-to-tail and are a good size to re-introduce the traveling public, when ready. Note that before COVID a lot of the LAX routes were upgraded to these types from E170s like LAX-AUS and LAX-DEN, for...

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by DL717
Sun May 17, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 15682

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

I know this is a matter of opinion, but do y’all think we have already hit the bottom already in terms of the aviation industry and the coronavirus? Large markets, yes. Small markets are a different matter. Basically the hubs have two banks now. One that flows east to west and back a gain, another ...

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by DL717
Sat May 16, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

DL will be taking deliveries of their first A220-300s soon - I think their A220s will fit in with the new normal for the smaller aviation industry. One thing most airlines will find out - deliveries from the OEMs will be quicker because their backlog has been trimmed due to order cancellations. The...

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