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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 The 757 in general had already been replaced by the A320 series and the 737NG at most of the world's carriers.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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Are they doing any type of short-term storage maintenance plan on these aircraft? Like cycling key components, systems, engine runs, etc?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The MD88s are gone end of 2020. Now this confirms MD90s end of 2022.
They are achieving the growth through a combination of factors.
Deliveries outpacing retirements
The A220 and A321 deliveries are coming in faster than the MD88s and MD90s are going out.
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...Jump to post