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by jbmitt
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

Re: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs

Flying for DHL? Replacing Southern Air, Atlas on international routes?

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by jbmitt
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 11720

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

As for PDX. I can't believe it does well enough now to keep flying to NRT. Without any feed at HND I will be shocked to see it survive. If JL/NH entered DL would be crazy to even stay 1 second longer. With no feed on either end they would be demolished. I wonder if DL has a plan for where to ask to...

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by jbmitt
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 208
Views: 36197

Re: Delta A220 route additions

My brother was in Belgrade, MT today, where the Bozeman/Yellowstone airport is, and said there were Delta A-220's there. Negative on that. Mix of E175s/A321s from SLC and A320s/A321 from MSP. A 752 from ATL. They may have A220/CS100/300 towbars like BIL but no scheduled service. I could see it in t...

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by jbmitt
Sun May 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3708

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

(ExpressJet fit this classification before it was bought by United this year). United didn't buy ExpressJet. A company called ManaAir, LLC bought it from SkyWest last December. Yes but ManaAir is a United Airlines venture. So while it is technically another company, it’s closely related to United.

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by jbmitt
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 509
Views: 70831

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Sorry, might have made sense for you, but for the large population centers CMH, CLE and CVG actually serve it really wasn't a great experience having to haul yourself an hour's drive plus away to catch a flight at a decent fare from DAY/CAK/IND/SDF. Actually having competitive low fares at CVG, CMH...

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by jbmitt
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 15705

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Is it true that UA is going to use the high number regional gates in A this summer in addition to the CUTE gates in A and C? I noticed the signs in the trains have been updated to list UA in all three concourses. So crazy when you think about how big of an operation that will be! UAX will operate o...

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by jbmitt
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ticket refund for delays?
Replies: 18
Views: 1727

Re: Ticket refund for delays?

I had a weekend trip planned and UA had a delay followed by a cancellation of the flight. I would have ended up having 16 hours at my destination and the gate agents were kind enough to book me on the same flights the following weekend at no additional charge. I also was rebooked in Y which made for...

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by jbmitt
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3666

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

Most of the DL charters are on the dedicated charter 757s with premium seating that don’t operate normal passenger flights. Sometimes they stay at the airport for the duration of the series, but most often they position to operate another segment or to one of the hub cities. This is all built into ...

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by jbmitt
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3666

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

Most of the DL charters are on the dedicated charter 757s with premium seating that don’t operate normal passenger flights. Sometimes they stay at the airport for the duration of the series, but most often they position to operate another segment or to one of the hub cities. This is all built into t...

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by jbmitt
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 509
Views: 70831

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

From the weekly OAG thread; DL CMH-SLC JAN 0.9>0.2[0] This must be a misfile right? They aren’t trimming the route down to almost nothing before it even begins, are they? I don’t recall any mention of the service being anything other than daily. Could be a combination of poor ticket sales and limit...

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by jbmitt
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starting AMS-SJO-LIR Service in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 4699

Re: KLM launches LIR

Apparently they can't fill the seats against proper revenue to SJO. A not entirely unexpected 'tongue in cheek' LH Group response :stirthepot: Considering that KLM will increase frequency from 3x weekly AMS-SJO-AMS to 4x weekly AMS-SJO-LIR-AMS, your point that KLM can't fill seats is unlikely to be...

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by jbmitt
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Intl LFs for Oct 2017 to Sep 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3133

Re: WN Intl LFs for Oct 2017 to Sep 2018

We flew MCO to AUA in Aug of 2015 with literally 15 people on the plane. Glad to see that the load factors have improved. The flight attendants liked it because it wasn’t busy, and a high time out and back, so it went pretty senior. The conversation was good and the drinks were free!

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by jbmitt
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 509
Views: 70831

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Slow growth as expected as we haven't seen an announcement in awhile, just slow capacity increases from airlines like American, Delta, and United. What could be the next expansion we see? ⋅ AS adding CVG-SEA nonstop service ⋅ AA adding CVG-LAX and CVG-PHX nonstop service ⋅&...

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by jbmitt
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 43
Views: 3813

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

[twoid][/twoid] FWIW, AA has 1 MD-80 that's 30, but the rest of the active fleet is only 20 Could that be the only 30 year old bird flying regular passenger service that's NOT a 757/767/A320? First DL MD-88 deliveries were in 1987 so they could potentially be close. I'm guessing they have retired th...

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by jbmitt
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest
Replies: 15
Views: 2128

Re: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest

stlgph wrote:
The author writes that he makes the assumption teams fly between close metro areas. Not always the case.


Good point. I know that in the past the Reds have bused between Chicago and Milwaukee. Some teams bus or take the Acela between DC Area/Philly/New York.

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by jbmitt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EIN best performing Dutch airport of last two decades
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: EIN best performing Dutch airport of last two decades

Based on the username and the data, this reads like a cheap press release. It’s pretty easy for passenger numbers to increase by large percentages when you begin with a small number.

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by jbmitt
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 58
Views: 7054

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

mspeaumsn wrote:
DSM, OMA, GRB, and DLH are some from around the upper midwest.


I know that DSM has an office for CBP but it isn’t normally staffed. For scheduled charters and business traffic, agents are brought in from other locations. MSP, MCI, or MLI.

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by jbmitt
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's A220 launch breaks with range restrictions from ITC hearings
Replies: 13
Views: 3643

Re: Delta's A220 launch breaks with range restrictions from ITC hearings

LGA to BOS turns should help bring the average distances down.

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by jbmitt
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 8888

Re: Unusual airline sightings

What are the most unusual airline sightings known to man? For instance, a few years ago an El Al jet had to divert to Montana, so planespotters there got to see an El Al jet in rural America. Billings isn’t BFE, we have decent scheduled service, adequate facilities with a main runway that is 10,500...

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by jbmitt
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and DSM
Replies: 30
Views: 3106

Re: Frontier and DSM

Poor assumption. Not a poor assumption. I work for WF in Des Moines and there is plenty of San Francisco travel in my area of the company. While I'm no longer in Home Mortgage, the top brass is in Des Moines and, due to cost cutting, they don't usually fly private. Cards Services is also based here...

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by jbmitt
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and DSM
Replies: 30
Views: 3106

Re: Frontier and DSM

I lived in DSM for several years and F9 had a reputation of being cheap but fairly unreliable. Anyone who had encountered irregular ops with them likely picked other airlines for key travel. DSM needs a year round west coast non-stop. They have LAS, and PHX with WN and could probably support LAX or ...

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by jbmitt
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11278

Re: UA engine failure on take off from SJO

Seems to me the pilots did the correct procedure for such an incident, they didn't know in the first few seconds what happened, there could have been damage to the fuselage (recall the WN incident last year) wing, horizontal or vertical stabilizer, knew they were going to be landing very soon had e...

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by jbmitt
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 89
Views: 10662

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

I was looking at https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/ for today and noticed this: Southwest has cancelled 591 flights Skywest has cancelled 207 flights Air Wisconsin has cancelled 191 flights United has cancelled 129 flights ExpressJet has cancelled 101 flights Republic has cancelled 92 flights ...

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by jbmitt
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces seasonal LAX/SFO-RAP, expands EWR-RAP
Replies: 28
Views: 5998

Re: UA announces seasonal LAX/SFO-RAP, expands EWR-RAP

I’d bet most of the people going to Sturgis have their own transportation ;) The wealthy riders may fly in and ship their bikes. that sorta defeats the purpose of owning an expensive motorcycle. I also dont think commercial airlines ship motorcycles, but I might be wrong. I don't think anyone said ...

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by jbmitt
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New F9 Routes: BTV/BIL/BFM/GRB -DEN - 1/22/2019
Replies: 57
Views: 5786

Re: New F9 Routes: BTV/BIL/BFM/GRB -DEN - 1/22/2019

Looks like the flights to/from BIL don’t offer scheduled connections. There should be plenty of local traffic at F9 prices considering what UA has historically charged for that flight.

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by jbmitt
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service to KBIL Billings, MT
Replies: 25
Views: 4614

Re: New service to KBIL Billings, MT

Big things seem to be happening around BIL, I don't know if anyone saw this or not, and it may be worthy of its own thread, but the airport last week released final renderings of the terminal expansion project that will begin next year. It looks amazing. https://www.flybillings.com/DocumentCenter/V...

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by jbmitt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service to KBIL Billings, MT
Replies: 25
Views: 4614

Re: New service to KBIL Billings, MT

F9 served KBIL in the past and UA has a monopoly on the route to DEN. Service varies up to 5x daily with several 319/320s and the rest on RJs. F9 can probably make good money on the route as UA can charge $500+ for the RT. As others pointed out, F9 serves the other large cities in Montana. I’ve alwa...

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by jbmitt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service to KBIL Billings, MT
Replies: 25
Views: 4614

New service to KBIL Billings, MT

Press release for an announcement for new service to Billings. https://billingsgazette.com/news/local/billings-airport-to-announce-new-airline-service-next-week/article_15c6a4a5-d983-5c8d-8041-1632aa1b9d0d.html#tracking-source=home-the-latest Hope it’s not NK or SY. Guess it could be F9, unless AS i...

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by jbmitt
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 614
Views: 121152

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 1/17 763: unscheduled upgrade from 752 on 12:55pm ATL-MCO-ATL-MCO-ATL rotation (N140LL) 763: SLC-LAX-SLC ferry flight - aircraft repositioning rotation (N1402A) 763: unscheduled upgrade from 752 on 10:00am LAX-DTW-LAX rotation (N1402A) 763ER-high J: unscheduled upgrade ...

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by jbmitt
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 23962

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

Are these going to replace the 10 73G’s in their fleet? Why would DL get rid of the -700s while they still have many other 737 NGs including 900ERs still being delivered? They missed the peak of the resale market while WN was buying them up. They serve a purpose, have commonality, and are a newer g...

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by jbmitt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 13617

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

DL is in the process of closing the LAX 717 base and moving them all back east, so expect more East Coast upguages to come, with the addition of more A220 frames. Will the LAX 717 base closure have any effect on the SEA or SLC 717 flying? Yes. The 717 routes from LAX, SEA and SLC will be shifted to...

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by jbmitt
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming airplane retirements
Replies: 26
Views: 4090

Re: Upcoming airplane retirements

Is HA done with the 767 in 2019?

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by jbmitt
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 12042

Re: LaGuardia Departure Limits

To some extent, it's also about protecting flights from smaller destinations to LGA. You can be sure that flights to places like Chattanooga or Des Moines or Dayton or Ottawa would be dropped pretty quickly if airlines could replace them with 321s to LAX and SFO. Whether that's good public policy i...

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by jbmitt
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France operating 777 to MSP next summer
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Air France operating 777 to MSP next summer

DL and AF have a joint venture so they essentially operate as one airline, sharing profits and expenses. If they determine that the market is adequately served for business travelers, they won’t add more seats that could depress yields. I’d imagine that they save the best products for the most compe...

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by jbmitt
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 158417

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

It looks like a 764 operated DTW - ILN as #9945. Maybe temporary storage or maintenance?

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by jbmitt
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL seat map site as well as Airbus 220 Seat map
Replies: 8
Views: 3084

Re: New DL seat map site as well as Airbus 220 Seat map

Why are 10D and 10E not Comfort+? I believe that is an error. They list 15 Comfort+ seats, presumably three rows of five seats. The seat map suggests rows 10, 11, 12 and seats A, B, D, E, F. I wondered if perhaps it had to do with the aisle shifting from First Class to Comfort+, but I don't see two...

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by jbmitt
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 11418

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

They don't operate the 767 anymore, so that should reduce the average age a bit. Their fleet is nearly 3 years younger than Delta Air Lines, and by most accounts, Delta has things pretty well figured out.

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by jbmitt
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL Upgauge LGA-STL/MCI to the A220?
Replies: 41
Views: 3409

Re: Will DL Upgauge LGA-STL/MCI to the A220?

I thought the goal of the A220 was to offer a competitive product in markets with competition? If they aren't flying against another airline, they can keep the regional jets on a route.

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by jbmitt
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Bozeman?
Replies: 27
Views: 3963

Re: Southwest To Bozeman?

http://mediaroom.jetblue.com/investor-r ... -192940023
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727LOVER wrote:
stapleton wrote:
and BZN has 7 major airlines (AS, AA, B6, DL, F9, G4, UA) .


B6 flies to BZN ?

I'm not finding it


It was recently announced. Twice weekly service is to/from LGB starting December 13th. http://mediaroom.jetblue.com/investor-r ... -192940023

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by jbmitt
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Bozeman?
Replies: 27
Views: 3963

Re: Southwest To Bozeman?

Bozeman's metro population of 100,000 is too small for WN. Their smallest markets such as Lubbock and Midland/Odessa have 300,000. Even metros with 600,000 like ICT or DSM have minimal service of 3 or 4 flights per day. The midwest doesn't have the year round tourism of Montana with the National Pa...

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by jbmitt
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Bozeman?
Replies: 27
Views: 3963

Re: Southwest To Bozeman?

There's money to be made in Montana. I live in BIL and I've flown about 40 segments this year and I can only think of a couple of flights with sub $500 roundtrip tickets. I think that if WN were to serve either BZN or BIL that they would start with 3 flights similar to their DSM operation and add se...

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by jbmitt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds DTW-BZM
Replies: 19
Views: 1916

Re: Delta adds DTW-BZM

LWT is Lewistown, MT

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by jbmitt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds DTW-BZM
Replies: 19
Views: 1916

Re: Delta adds DTW-BZM

I like to see DL increasing service at any of the 8 cities in Montana that it serves. Most destinations are connected to SLC and/or MSP with seasonal service from LAX/SEA/ATL/DTW/LGA. I'd selfishly appreciate more options out of BIL, but I recognize the tourism in BZN is stronger despite it being a...

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by jbmitt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds DTW-BZM
Replies: 19
Views: 1916

Re: Delta adds DTW-BZM

and WYS seasonally to SLC... gotcha

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by jbmitt
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds DTW-BZM
Replies: 19
Views: 1916

Re: Delta adds DTW-BZM

I like to see DL increasing service at any of the 8 cities in Montana that it serves. Most destinations are connected to SLC and/or MSP with seasonal service from LAX/SEA/ATL/DTW/LGA. I'd selfishly appreciate more options out of BIL, but I recognize the tourism in BZN is stronger despite it being a ...

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by jbmitt
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air charter with DL Flight Number
Replies: 32
Views: 6142

Re: Hawaiian Air charter with DL Flight Number

I read in another post that DL crews have operated HA aircraft related to maintenance. Delta’s unions would never allow it if it was reversed but Hawaiian’s may?

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by jbmitt
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 84
Views: 21407

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

The engines only come in one "size". Yet several posters imply that Delta had some choices to make as concerns the engine? What are we missing? I believe that several manufacturers allow you to ‘de-rate’ the engine. It’s still the standard engine but performance is restricted or more econ...

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by jbmitt
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 13232

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

[ DL employs and army of accounting/finance people who evaluated (1) extending the life of the MD-88/90, (2) ordering 321CEO to replace them and (3) ordering 321NEO to replace them — using worst-case scenarios over the next 20+ years — and concluded that the 321CEO was their best option. Accounting...

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