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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending ATL-BOS
Replies: 66
Views: 6770

Re: WN ending ATL-BOS

While consumers loved FL for their low-fares, there is a lot of revisionist history on this thread about the overall success and future viability of the airline at the time of the merger with WN.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 53
Views: 6963

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

That is crazy expensive for 5 gates.

What happen to the plans to expand T to the south and curved back to the west by relocating S. Terminal Drive?

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major security delays at MSP
Replies: 9
Views: 2229

Re: Major security delays at MSP

MSP lines have been nasty all summer, even before this recent change. I was there there a few times and May & June and the regular lines were easily 30 minutes waits in mid-morning.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13863

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

There is a fine line for both sides of the argument that needs to stay in balance for all parties. The JV arrangment for consumers makes it very easy to connect to markets of all size on either side of the arrangement. The DL-KL/AF is one of the most seamless travel experiences there is, but I'll sa...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 112
Views: 17079

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

I've flown the 753 on TCX a couple of times and couldnt wait to get off. Cramped and a nightmare to deplane if you are sat at the back. I'm sure they are great for the bean-counters but not much fun to fly on and i say that as someone who goes out of his way to take 757s if there is a choice as I l...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 112
Views: 17079

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

9/11 had nothing to do with it. The 757 was dead before 9/11. The 757 in general had already been replaced by the A320 series and the 737NG at most of the world's carriers. Only a few carriers were left still operating a sizable fleet of 757's, mostly U.S. carriers that were in such dire economic s...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 112
Views: 17079

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

In the late-90s, the ERJ/CRJ was the shiny new object that many airlines loved since it filled that perplexing void between 34-45 seat turboprops and 120 seat mainline aircraft. It enabled frequency like never before, it upgauged prop routes, and all at B-scale wages and cost. It didn't really detra...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 112
Views: 17079

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

It was absolutely due to timing: 1) Late in the program life-cycle. If the 753 was introduced earlier it would have been a potential option during the peak of the 752 orders and its likely some airlines may have upgauged their 752 orders to the 753 or continue to expand upon their exist 757 fleets 2...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Concourse C
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: DTW Concourse C

FYI - my "wiki/sticky posts regarding DTW Concourse C related questions: As said, they walled-off the north end of Concourse C in 2016 due to the reduction in 50-seat RJ departures. They still will use the gates to hardstand park aircraft for spares/maintenance/overnight parking but they do not...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Concourse C
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: DTW Concourse C

Can you elaborate more on "new signage"? They always had FIDS and the Delta logos on the jet bridges. They have been using the closed-off section for hardstands and RONs but are not using them as contact gates for passengers since 2016. There has been no plans to re-activate these gates as...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL and Thunderstorms
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: PHL and Thunderstorms

A lot of it too depends on exacty where the line of storms is positioned and direction/speed of movement. For example if there is a line of storms extending over western NY, western PA, down into Maryland/West Virginia, its entirely possible for there to be a ground stop for anything arriving from a...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94274

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

No, only the A220 can be referred to as a GAME-CHANGER.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why BA can't compete with LH at DTW?
Replies: 22
Views: 3094

Re: Why BA can't compete with LH at DTW?

The question is there enough UK point of sale to make it viable? DL owns the DTW point-of-sale strength. DTW-LHR on DL is not that great from fairly recent load factor data but yields may suggest otherwise. Germany has had more O&D traffic from DTW than the UK in recent years primarily driven by...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94274

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Announcement will be made on Thursday .New international routes covering Europe ,Asia ,and Oceana.. And considering how AA's widebody fleet really isn't going to grow anytime soon, it will also likely include a number of cuts as well (although they'll either not be included with this announcement o...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38550

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

There is probably room for both LH and DL on the DTW-MUC route. DL has the point-of-sale strength in the US and DTW along with connectivity on the DTW side. LH has the point-of-sale strength on the EU and MUC along with connectivity on the MUC side. As someone else said, its a natural add to ramp-up...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94274

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Whatever it is I'm sure a.net will go into a temper tantrum that its either too conservative or doesn't meet the expectations of a "big announcement"

Or maybe we are all wrong and its just a dance troupe performance at DFW again.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 151
Views: 20752

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

Skywest isn't going to be getting out of DTW & MSP, they are heavily entrenched within the core operations of these hubs. The intent is to get OO out of JFK/LGA/BOS. Actually, I have heard the 175's will be leaving those airports soon. That would make sense, but the OO CR2s aren't going to be l...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 151
Views: 20752

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

Skywest isn't going to be getting out of DTW & MSP, they are heavily entrenched within the core operations of these hubs.

The intent is to get OO out of JFK/LGA/BOS.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 151
Views: 20752

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

The only real thing that could change for OO is as mentioned, getting them out of NYC. They are still going to have a sizable presence in DTW & MSP, where they still have a significant portion of the CR2 flying, and a lot of that is at-risk and/or EAS. Its likely that they will back-fill LGA wit...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB
Replies: 77
Views: 11548

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB

DL DTW-SJC NOV 0.6>1.0[0.4] DEC 0.7>1.0[0.8] JAN 0.7>1.3[0.7] FEB 0.7>1.4[0.7] MAR 0.7>1.4[0.7] APR 0.9>1.4[0.7] MAY 0.8>1.5[0.7] This route just was started (resumed) in November 2018 and now appears to be twice daily on some weekdays. They have added an evening westbound, red-eye eastbound flight...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8457

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

Even to this day, I still just associate my memories of CLT as all things Piedmont. Good memories of when CLT concourses seemed modern and new, good memories of all those 727 and 737 flights.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PHL last night -Frustrating
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: PHL last night -Frustrating

That wasn't for weather in PHL but a big line of storms stretching from WAS / DC-Area all the way down to ATL. Basically blocking a ton of the airways between the Northeast and Southeast / Florida. Thus causing delays across all the big Northeast airports NYC, BOS, PHL, WAS since there was a lot of ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42000

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Clearly DL sees some merit in keeping their brand/metal in MNL. While there are some merits to the a.net myths that SIN & HKG "mint money" and MNL is a "dumpster fire", people tend to broad-brush those comments and ignore the network and competitive factors that influence eac...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 384
Views: 106352

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Are they doing any type of short-term storage maintenance plan on these aircraft? Like cycling key components, systems, engine runs, etc?

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16365

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

Since I'm only a causal observer and follower of AA's fleet plans, can anyone who knows this stuff fill me in on a few questions. 1) What was the initial plan for the retirement for the first tranche of AA 738s (the ones from the late 90s)? What now is the current plan? 2) What has been the retireme...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 86063

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Any reason why 2 MD88s to go out to SBD this past month are listed as temp storage? 9013 & 915?
Is it a mismatch of airframes versus engines that still have green time left?

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 6040

Re: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019

I guess I just take offense to the tone of some of these posts that take the tone of blantent armchair quarterbacking or attempts at drive-by bashing. It’s one thing to ask a question like “hey I noticed AA is in a ground stop at ORD, can anyone tell me what is going on there? How bad is the weather...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 6040

Re: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019

This has been the case for decades at ORD and nothing new. Lines of thundstorms will to do that. This issue today is a few things: 1) Two of the primary arrival corridors from the east have effectively been shut down all today. The only arrival corridor from the east that has been open have required...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 6040

Re: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019

There is a literal wall of thunderstorms stretching from mid-Michigan down to TN. Literally almost impossible without some serious circumnavigation to get to/from ORD to anywhere in the Northeast / Mid-Atlantic region. Thus getting too many airplanes on the ground at ORD as well. Also a few lines of...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22028

Re: Delta A220 route additions

USAirways struggled in LGA because: a) Their operations were heavily reliant on close-in legacy markets from the Allegheny and Mohawk days b) Turboprops and 50-seat RJs c) Lack of market strength / point-of-sale in many of the outstations in the Midwest d) Lack of a broader network outside of perime...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22028

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Its hard to predict where they will up-gauge but its likely going to be on the longer stage lengths where they are spilling higher-revenue passengers and/or strong demand paid F & Y+. Some of the LGA stuff won't go A220 since they need the frequency/capacity balance that is better served with th...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do any FBOs use jetways?
Replies: 25
Views: 5352

Re: Do any FBOs use jetways?

PTK - Pentastar does, and as said used it for the DCX A319 flying for flights from PTK-STR however those ended in 2008 when Chrysler was spun off to Cerberus before merging with Fiat. I believe it was used for sports charters when the Pistons still played at the Palace as well and the NBA teams flew...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33724

Re: WN to close EWR

For what it's worth this nets to approximately 11 lines of flying. Maybe more like 12 in the real world when you consider sometimes flights need to run at times not 100% optimal for absolute maximum aircraft utilization. So on the one hand it comes nowhere near replacing the initial MAX which were ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33724

Re: WN to close EWR

Sort of, but the MAX grounding hampers WNs growth plans in the near term and raises the bar on the financial objectives. They have to make decisions on where to reallocate limited capacity into markets that generate better returns. Obviously EWR was at the bottom, but in the current economy if WN ha...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 8874

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

I was up north this past weekend, and noticed that DL is flying the 717 on all the weekend-only Fri/Sat/Sun LGA-TVC flights. I can't remember if it was 717 in summers past, as I thought it has typically been CR9s in years prior. While DL has pulled all the MD88 & MD90 flying out of DTW now all c...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18281

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 projec...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 5524

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

There are ways the EAS program could be overhauled and still fulfill its original objectives. For every story about a place like LNS and the low passenger numbers and high cost of per-passenger subsidy, there have been EAS success stories out there are airports like COU that have thrived and weened ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 822
Views: 160280

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Yep, the trolls are ruining this place and any sort of civil conversations. Your thread was very fact-based around what is going on operationally across the network and gives some very interesting insight.

I can't believe you get harassed for compiling such information. That's lame.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10265

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA

There are a few things to consider here for how the US3 view their cargo operations. 1) Cargo revenue is small in percentage to Passenger revenue, but it is actually a high margin business in their current operating model 2) Network / route / fleet decisions are not made based on cargo needs, its lo...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 8874

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

I don't see GRR-LAX happening anytime soon, primarily because of opportunity cost of scarce resources. AA would start DTW-LAX before GRR-LAX. DL won't do it as they could either add additional flights to hubs or other larger markets before trying a small market like GRR with limite premium demand to...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 62
Views: 7897

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

1) Strong growth of Denver metro area over the past 2 decades 2) UA neglecting its focus on its domestic network, amplied in DEN in the immediate post 9/11 era when they retired the 72S and 737 classics. 3) WN being aggresive against F9 who at the time was the new kid on the block but something that...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL DTW Hub and Canada Overflight Fees
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: DL DTW Hub and Canada Overflight Fees

Nav Canada controls the air space over Canada but has delegated the control of the airspace to DTW TRACON for the Class B (Canada Class C) that extends out over Southern Ontario. My understanding is the flights that only fly over Canada as a part of coming into the DTW TRACON (SIDS/STARS) do not pay...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR
Replies: 94
Views: 15275

Re: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR

Yes the DL-AM shifts are temporary related to the MAX issues.

For example, starting in Aug DL will be flying the 2nd DTW-MEX flight which had been an AM 73G.
They can use that plane to cover elsewhere. DL has plenty of narrow bodies to cover particularly after peak summer schedule.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13274

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

Are Delta's remaining MD-90s now based out of ATL or most still fly out of MSP? I know the -88s are now all based out of ATL. Just curious to know where it would be possible to catch a ride on one before they are gone. I have flown on the -88 with Delta once in my whole life, from LGA to FLL back i...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13274

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

A few questions/consderations: When DL made the decision to acquire 2nd hand MD-90s in 2010/2011 timeframe, did they seriously consider any new order narrowbodies? The big 739 order was announced in August 2011 with deliveries starting in late 2013. The 717 announcement came in July 2012 The DC-9s w...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 40
Views: 7123

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

pretty good domestic numbers. I'm sure they are going to benefit greatly from MAX cuts in the next 2 quarters also. DL says MAX cuts benefitted it only-minimally, as other airlines shuffled different aircraft onto the most-competitive routes (thus keeping up competition on them). DL says that drama...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13274

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

Agreed with the strong demand domestically, they likely need the capacity in the short-term, and now that they fleet has been consolidated down to ATL there are ample routes to cover, and I suspect we will see them continue to go more on MD-88 routes. There are some other secondary factors that coul...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13274

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

The MD88s are gone end of 2020. Now this confirms MD90s end of 2022.

They are achieving the growth through a combination of factors.

Upgauging
Increased utilization
Deliveries outpacing retirements

The A220 and A321 deliveries are coming in faster than the MD88s and MD90s are going out.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13837

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

As a passenger who often sits in the 2L/R exit row on the DL A321 in row 13, there sure seems to be a lot of room for egress compared to what is more typical in overwing exit rows on other aircraft. The way the seat protrudes and how the door appears to open outward seem to make it a non-issue. Ther...

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