lavalampluva wrote:Isn’t that part of Bastian‘s town hall? Soon we will be flying from “site of meeting” to “ foreign destination”.
But on the other hand, UA has 787's and many a.netters think that DL is missing the boat on that front. Will UA do a victory 787 stroll through ATL? Not even remotely the same. Most Americans fly domestically. UA is very weak domestically compared to DL/AA and even WN. They need to do some serious ...Jump to post
If it was a Mesa aircraft operating under United Express, are you saying that it was a DL employee driving a tug that hit the aircraft?
How dumb do you have to be to text and drive on an ACTIVE RAMP at a place as busy as ATL and hit a large object like an aircraft???
A couple of weeks ago a similar situation arose at MSP, where a line of storms moving through stalled out over the airport. It is very difficult to accurately forecast thunderstorm activity over a very localized area. Had the line of cells continued to move through or had become stationary 10 miles ...Jump to post
Please - everyone makes network adjustments don't this sound like this is just a DL thing.
Example - AA
http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/20 ... fault.aspx
Sigh.....this happens all the times in the case of weather diversions. It is always a risk the crew may time-out if its the end of the day. Non-event that happens at all airlines. When they diverted to LIT, its unknown when they could depart for MEM, eventually the crew will time-out. They either ha...Jump to post
I might be totally off-base, but I can't see the TVC routes being successful. Yeah, there's a lot of money floating around TVC and Northern Michigan, but people are going *to* TVC, not *from* TVC to anywhere. I can't imagine an airport with <200,000 annual passengers being able to support three new...Jump to post
The guy was seated in Y and the disturbance took place before any such service would have taken place in Y. It happened very shortly into the flight, again 40 minutes after takeoff when they diverted. If you add up the time in-flight, taxing on the ground, boarding this guy if he was drinking heavil...Jump to post
And FYI whatever he took he did it in the ground before getting on the flight. The guy was in Y in 33C and this happened shortly after takeoff from IND. They diverted to DTW while in the CLE/BUF area.Jump to post
This doesn’t sound like just the effects of alcohol because if it was just that by that point in flight he would just be passed out. This is some other type of drugs here. I would love to know how ticked off the rest of the passengers were at this guy, considering you see how angry people get during...Jump to post
OMA, ICT, DSM are some of the fewer stations that still see multiple DL MD-88 & AA MD-80s per day. There are likely a few others but they are rapidily dwindling down.
To the above the MD-88 fleet will continue to draw down to ~40 active at the end of 2019 and all gone by end of 2020.
Yep, been doing this commute ICT-ATL for almost 6 months now, given me a new appreciation for the MD-88 knowing our time left is limited. I felt the same way a few years ago racking up D95 flights on DTW-BNA....something you used to take for granted in years prior but really enjoyed the last year or...Jump to post
Why isn't CLE considered a focus city since they have service to BDL?Jump to post
My head is spinning reading this thread... I can’t comprehend what is fact, fiction, fake news, or typical a.net hypothetical nonsense.Jump to post
I think the bigger issue is why are the employees directly or indirectly leaking internal company matters to a “media” outlet. In most organizations airing internal company matters as such could be worthy of termination. I question if this was actually sent out my anyone even remotely involved with ...Jump to post
When were the TWA DC-9s finally retired? I thought they were still around for a bit into 2002?
The last aircraft I thought to wear TWA colors were the 767s?
DTW-AMS on KLM is long overdue. And why is that? There are already 4 flights on that route. One of them an A350. Obviously SkyTeam feels that’s plenty. Would you be willing to give up say... the A350 just to get a KL tail in Detroit? :lol: Is DL actually able to get decent load factors on their DTW...Jump to post
*AM DTW-GDL JUL 0.3>0 AUG 0.4>0 *AM DTW-SLP JUL 0.3>0 AUG 0.4>0 What’s the deal with these? They weren’t scheduled to begin until July 15 and 16 respectively. Are they now going to be flown by DL or cut completely? As someone who goes to SLP once or twice a year and usually has to conne...Jump to post
They are upgauging routes that used to be operated with 150–160 seaters including A320 738 MD90 and those are back filling MD88 routes that don’t need 739 A321 capacity. Some may revert to 717 particularly some of the very short hop ATL flights that are currently MD88 more or less out of availability.Jump to post
I would fly on the first MAX flight......Paid or non-rev.Jump to post
Granted, there really only would have been a small window were DL would have even considered the 717. They would've had to have been a launch customer essentially or have placed an order on or before 9/11/01. I thought that DL really didn't go down the path of mass-RJ mainline replacement until 2001...Jump to post
As boring as it is, it’ll be replaced by the same thing that is replacing the Delta 763A; the 739, or a321, with frequency. As one or two others have pointed out, additional frequency only works up to a point. At airports like ATL, LAX, SFO, and SEA, DL doesn't have unlimited gate space to continue...Jump to post
Despite the tone of the thread and snarky responses, I actually am genuinely curious on the topic. I didn't pay as much attention to aircraft orders and DL fleet strategy 20 years ago, so I'm actually interested in a serious answer. - Where they a serious contender for 717s in the late 90s? - Was th...Jump to post
Same as the people questioning the proximity of DTW-LAN. Leaving at this morning it took me 60 minutes to drive to DTW from southwest Oakland county leaving at 6:45am that involved using Grand River for a portion of the trip since I-96 was at a stand-still, down I-275, and parking in the garage at t...Jump to post
Very true, and add in the fact that if flying into LAN, the rental car pick-up/drop-off versus DTW is a breeze. Walk right in/out the door versus shuttle bus to off-site lots. Like said with Smartphones, hot-spots, in-flight wifi, and airline clubs you can actually be more productive in the various ...Jump to post
DL dropped DTW-FNT post-merger. This was the back-door entrance into DTW for North Oakland county and Livingston county elites doing segment runs and in many cases finding cheaper fares on FNT-DTW-xxx versus DTW-xxx. It was a bit of Russian roulette, as if flights were on-time it worked great but if...Jump to post
Hub connections. No local market between the two but the flights are intended to capture the traffic that will pay a fare premium to fly in/out of LAN versus driving to GRR, FNT, or DTW. DL is competing for the same connections that AA is flying over ORD. While plenty of people drive to DTW, it can ...Jump to post
Every DL A220 always turns into a discussion about long/thin routes to ATL that overfly 2-3 other hubs. In the near-term, the A220s are being used to primarily upgauge long CR9/E75/717 flights between key business markets and competitor hubs. I'm just not more skeptical that DL wouldn't add more cap...Jump to post
DEN 739 26 738 6 320 1 717 5 E75 4 CR9 1 Total 43 88% mainline ATL 10 - 10x 739 SLC 8 - 1x CR9, 4x E75, 1x 320, 1x 738, 1x 739 MSP 6 - 6x 739 DTW 4 - 4x 739 LAX 4 - 3x 717, 1x 739 SEA 4 - 4x 717 LGA 3 - 3x 738 CVG 1 - 1x 738 JFK 3 - 1x 738, 2x 739 Interesting to see how many 737 flights are into DEN...Jump to post
I just can't wait for ATL-MEM... I fly MCO-ATL-MEM regularly, can wait for the 221/3 to operate the route. My next one I am on the MD90, both in and out of MEM. I live in JAN. ATL-JAN is all MD88 and 717. I imagine it will be all 717 when the MD88 is gone. I wonder what will replace the 717 on rout...Jump to post
Just my antidotal observation as someone who connects through ATL on a regular basis on DL: In the FL days, they had a much more notable presence - more gates, what seemed like more aircraft on the ground during peak times, and more movements, With WN, it seems like they have a much smaller presence...Jump to post
Not sure what happened, but 997 has been AOG all day to day in ICT. It flew in last night on the RON, but they had to fly in a rescue flight this morning to cover the launch flight. N997DL was still on the gate this evening and looks to be ferrying back maybe at some point late tonight, What's up w...Jump to post
Going back to DL's overall strategy is that they would rather be able to obtain a revenue premium on the seats/capacity they offer in a market at the expense of spilling lower-margin Y/economy fares where feasible. This the direct opposite strategy of the days when NW would rely heavily upon consoli...Jump to post
Hope they'll put an -88 at the museum someday. WHY?[/quote] DL MD-88 is to ATL as the NW DC-9 was to DTW & MSP. Like motherhood and apple pie, the MD-88 was such a backbone for so many decades to DL's ATL domestic network it has earned a spot in aviation hall-of-fame. While AA will always be in...Jump to post
The window for DL to obtain 77Ws effectively closed when they placed the A350 order to replace the remaining 744 capacity. DL's network doesn't lend itself to a large number or >300 seat widebody aircraft. There not that many routes that can absorb the capacity / gauge size of a 77W in DL's network ...Jump to post
That's the difference between CVG and MEM for DL - CVG is supported by Proctor & Gamble, Kroger, Macy's, GE Aviation, etc., while Memphis doesn't have the same level of corporate traffic. And more than those, there is a fairly broad industrial based on manufacturers in automotive and aerospace ...Jump to post
One thing that blew my mind was that ATL still has 120 CR2 departures a day. It seems rather rare to see any CR2s in ATL as they are overshadowed by the sheer number of departures on other fleet types, particularly all the medium and large narrowbody flying.Jump to post
DL never had serious intentions to keep MEM as a hub. MEM briefly survived because DL was stuck paying for all those RJ it didn't need, as well as for MEM's lease commitments. After DL refleeted ATL, it wasted no time in accepting MEM's offer to relinquish space. The best part about MEM these days ...Jump to post
The core of MCO's service is to hubs and focus cities. Outside of those markets its basically opportunistic utilization flying during peak spring break travel periods and/or Saturday only service using available aircraft time from reduced weekend service into business-heavy market.Jump to post
Delta has a long history at BOM. Their reputation was built on those old 767s with the recliner J seats they used to send. Yes off and on BOM was lucky to get the NW A330. But so many people had bad to mediocre experiences on DL 767s that they were not a preferred option. Their Jet partnership seem...Jump to post
Boy the prior 16 page of a.net speculation and stupidity sure are a fun read now. The large professional services, financial firms, tech, and consultancies in NYC will heavily fill the premium cabins on this flight. I'm curious to what extent this type of traffic from other Delta hubs and focus citi...Jump to post