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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 731 diverts to RAP 2 days in a row
Replies: 24
Views: 5205

Re: Delta 731 diverts to RAP 2 days in a row

Is this an issue related to the rediculous amount of extra capacity added to BZN in short order this summer?

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door
Replies: 39
Views: 4305

Re: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door

Fight broke out on my DL flight while boarding in ATL the other night. Two women started yelling, pushing, and shoving and then others in their entourage got involved. 6 people were booted off before we departed. Saw two workers at a hotel I staying at get in a fight in the lobby this week. Pushed t...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 770
Views: 97293

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

I get the sense that DL is actively trying to manage cycles on the 757 fleet as it ages. The general route profile these days 3-4 cycles/day. The only really super short one they do currently are like ATL-SAV, JAX and the broader ATL- northern Florida stuff. The 739s tend to on average do upwards of...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 770
Views: 97293

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

ATL-BNA has seen a mixture of aircraft over the year. However, you have to go back pre-merger to find a time when they regularly operated 757s on ATL-BNA. Its always had been a primarily MD88 route up until their retirement. Post-merger, BNA has been used often as a bridge-city to route tails and cr...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 770
Views: 97293

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Any chances of DL returning to SWF? AA went back earlier this year. Also seeing MCI-MSP/DTW has been upgauged back to mainline with 717s returning to DTW-MCI. Wonder how they’re cycling them up to DTW from ATL since they closed the 717 base. DL has a 717 pilot base at ATL and DTW. They closed the 7...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 869
Views: 168984

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

959 N959DL MD88 ferried yesterday BYH-YIP. Had been stored in BYH since Oct-2019 970 N970DL MD88 ferried Wednesday BYH-YIP Had been stored in BYH since May 2020 Assume both are heading to USAJet. The freighter conversions had been in DHN so I don't know these were headed to YIP unless maybe plannin...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 64385

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

General observations and thoughts from my travels out of DTW yesterday. A few changes since I last was there before Memorial Day weekend. - The north helix is now reopened in the McNamera garage - Despite flights and passenger numbers up, the parking garage is still relatively empty once getting up ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL27 ATL-ICN - Divert to DTW
Replies: 5
Views: 1625

Re: DL27 ATL-ICN - Divert to DTW

DTW typically has a spare A359 these days and also is an A359 pilot base, thus easier to get replacement aircraft and/or reserve crew.
SEA does not.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1887
Views: 249212

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I think business/corporate travel in the United States starts to really shoot up here any week now. After California reopens on the 16th I believe, that leaves only a small quantity of states with any restrictions remaining. Most states have fully reopened, and the case trends continue to move down...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20796

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

DL has 133 shiny new A321 on order that will presumably replace much of the 757 fleet... Those shiny new A321s on order are more immediately needed to backfill the capacity parked when the MD-88s and MD-90s were parked early due to Covid impacts. There are some rather elderly A320s in the fleet whi...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1887
Views: 249212

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Yesterday's TSA number was a record since Covid 1,984,658. I think we will break 2 million this month with the added capacity. Now, what happens in the fall, when schools start again.... Things will be fine from a load perspective, but yields will still remain another story. September through about...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20796

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

Lets add a bit of nuance here. The 757 is Delta's biggest liability because it doesn't have any 1 to 1 replacement for it. At the moment it probably is also one if their biggest assets, they are paid for and are extremely flexible, the large fleet count means DL can sustain its own ecosystem for a ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20796

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

Agrees lame title saying they are the biggest liability. DL could park most of them tomorrow if conditions warranted but that would lop off a lot of domestic capacity. They are a flex fleet approaching the twilight of their service life. DL needs to get the full lifecycle out of their aircraft so r...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20796

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

Agrees lame title saying they are the biggest liability. DL could park most of them tomorrow if conditions warranted but that would lop off a lot of domestic capacity. They are a flex fleet approaching the twilight of their service life. DL needs to get the full lifecycle out of their aircraft so ru...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20796

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

This YouTube clickbait and thread is dumb and lacks any real analysis. I am not even going to waste my time to watch the video. DL 757s are what they are. They are not any more of a liability than any other fleet type, especially when putting their age, utilization, mission, and longevity in perspec...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 770
Views: 97293

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

The single biggest fleet type with aircraft in storage at the time is the A319. I wonder about the future of the A319 at DL. Relatively high cost to operate and they overlap with the more efficient A223. At least they aren’t that old. I’m curious as well- with DL seemingly in a fleet deficit, it wo...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58695

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

The more I think about this and the value prop, what it really sounds like is more of a start-up venture to get funding to do R&D / test-bed work on some new tech and hopefully sell it to one of the big OEMs who has the capabilities to actually design/integrate, build, sell, support commercial a...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58695

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Not to mention all above about the issues of a clean-sheet supersonic aircraft, from a start-up company with no history of engineering, supply chain, procurement, manufacturing, aftermarket support, and program management. With unproven engine, structural, systems, code, etc. Launching and building ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58695

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Sweet! In 2029 I can fly on a Boom XB-1 from LHR-EWR then to connect on to a 4-hour delayed ERJ-145 to TYS ! I'm all about taking a moonshot and innovation, but I cannot fathom the amount of regulatory hurdles and sruntity this project will take. Look at all of the recent challenges with aircraft pr...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 869
Views: 168984

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Looks like another 717 is existing storage tomorrow:
9568 B712 SBD-ATL; was put in storage in January 2021.

I believe this takes the fleet up to 50 in-service now, which is the number that DL had indicated in the most recent 10-Q.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 770
Views: 97293

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Are there still “several” A220s parked- and how many of them were delivered second half of 2020, but perhaps went straight to parking? It seems more of them are popping up around the system. There still are 7-8 A221s parked in SBD. They have recently reactivated 3-4 over the past few weeks. I think...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 64385

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

I'm a bit of a contrarian on this so-called "pent-up" demand concept and projection for all-time records in Summer 2021. I personally know a lot of people who still won't engage in mass-travel and are not yet ready to fly or stay in big hotels. It will take them awhile to re-engage being o...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16182

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20130613-2
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DL had an MD88 take out a light pole in BNA in a few years ago (2013). The aircraft sat for months in BNA and was repaired.
https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20130613-2

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 64385

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Some Spirit updates here and it looks like a gut job. I expected this as Spirit's new Network Planning team has found new and exciting opportunities within the rest of the country. We lost Montego Bay, Raleigh-Durham, West Palm Beach, Seattle and Phoenix permanently. We will lose Minneapolis and Ka...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Sat May 29, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1887
Views: 249212

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Memorial Day weekend travel is dispersed over several days. Peak outbound days are Thursday and Friday. Sunday will be lighter than a typical Sunday and return travel is spread across Monday Tuesday and really much of the following week. We will probably break 2M either Sunday June 6 or Friday June 11

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri May 28, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air shutting down Ohana
Replies: 26
Views: 7768

Re: Hawaiian Air shutting down Ohana

Man, I remember back in the day it was Island Air running DH6 and later DH8 into MKK & LNY from HNL & OGG. I believe HA had a once or twice a day D95 that did a round-robin HNL-MKK-LNY-HNL service. This was going on at least through the 90s. Now nothing more than PC-12 going into LNY & M...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri May 28, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 869
Views: 168984

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

959 N959DL MD88 ferried yesterday BYH-YIP. Had been stored in BYH since Oct-2019 970 N970DL MD88 ferried Wednesday BYH-YIP Had been stored in BYH since May 2020 Assume both are heading to USAJet. The freighter conversions had been in DHN so I don't know these were headed to YIP unless maybe planning...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu May 27, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 64385

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Just saw this video someone posted of Delta’s shortest flight from Lansing to Detroit: https://youtu.be/J2QzujYIZq4 The video says it only took 21 minutes. Seems really short, Lansing and Detroit are only 1.5hrs away from each other. How does this route even survive? Route has been around forever a...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed May 26, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16113

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

It’s coming from an unfortunately large group of angry, in-your-face, anti-any-kind-of-law or rule people. They have been seething at home and now that they are out they can start their journey with a harried experience at security ( even if it went relatively smoothly, they would still get worked ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue May 25, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 869
Views: 168984

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

I think that may be backwards.... Originally it was A321CEO, B739, B752, now expanded to select aircraft in other fleet types. "The airline plans to outfit more than 550 aircraft with high-speed, streaming-quality Wi-Fi service by the end of 2022, with all of Delta’s Airbus A321ceo, Boeing 737-...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue May 25, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 64385

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

I am almost 100% positive that Czech Airlines never served DTW. Unless it was some random few token flights prior to about 1987 that was before my time of knowing about these things.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue May 25, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 68
Views: 9706

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB897534181799497500
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NW and the decision to overhaul DC-9s and considering 717s....(1998)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB897534181799497500

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue May 25, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 64385

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

DTW-LHR and FRA are coming back as soon as feasible. They have kept that route in the placeholder/default schedule and been cutting on a month-to-month basis going forward. Right now cut through July planning to come back in August. FCO and MUC were cut for all of Summer 2021 awhile back. Reasonable...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon May 24, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 64385

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Some recent observations: -- It appears that passenger traffic is coming back much faster than various employee groups are being recalled to work. Recently, around 8PM on a mid-week departure, I waited nearly 10 minutes just to access a self bag tagging kiosk, and another 20 minutes just to drop of...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon May 24, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 68
Views: 9706

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

I think that Boeing at the time was really banking on NW and US placing an order for to replace a large portion of their DC-9 fleets in the 90s. NW in the mid-90s was emerging from a financial mess and had numerous near-term fleet replacement needs following the NW-RC merger, the deferral of orders ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon May 24, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered
Replies: 68
Views: 9706

Re: 15 Years ago today- Last B717 delivered

It was simply too big for most airlines to use as a regional jet, but too small to be a mainline aircraft. Bombardier and Embraer were able to eat the 717s lunch with the CRJ-700/900/E170 since they were smaller and more efficient, making them better for high-frequency regional ops, especially afte...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon May 24, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 770
Views: 97293

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

flyboyrj wrote:
Maybe I’m missing it, any word on when DL will return to FNT?
Traveling through there last week kiosks and signage was still up.

I have a suspicion that DL will probably reopen FNT probably in early 2022. My uneducated guess is that it comes back in time for the sun/beach/cruise winter season.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri May 21, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 64385

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

DL is not going to fly DTW-FCO in summer 2021. Reasonable to assume FCO comes back in Summer 2022.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu May 20, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1887
Views: 249212

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I haven't paid a ton of attention, but I'd be really interested to see how much capacity is scheduled into Hawaii this summer.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu May 20, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1887
Views: 249212

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

How bout the Canadians heading to USA for the winter? What’s going on with Canada. Both countries are heavily vaccinated now. Border is still closed, at least through the end of June. Canada's vaccine rollout has been incredibly slow, they are at a fraction of the US and (at least in Ontario, still...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu May 20, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1887
Views: 249212

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

If the airlines put out some really cheap round trips to Europe they will sell them. But capacity overall will be much lower Not sure there is going to be a huge impetus to do that in the near-term as flying a bunch of loss-leading, money burning long-haul flights to Europe is good way to burn thro...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu May 20, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 85
Views: 8607

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021

D and E still have the red panels on the exterior. Was sitting in the F Skyclub deck earlier tonight thinking that its nice to still see the red when looking across to E. Regarding restaurants, concessions, this isn't just an ATL issue, its like this everywhere. Most airports only have a fraction of...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Thu May 20, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1887
Views: 249212

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Regarding TATL travel, there are a few more aspects than what has already been discussed. 1) There is some not-insignificant amount of "pent-up" VFR-purpose related travel that is posed to unlock as soon as its feasible in enter respective countries. I personally know many people that will...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed May 19, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 64385

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Yeah I have a much of those as well stashed away in a box in the basement too. Good times. I always loved picking up the paper timetables when at the airport. I remember going down the row in the LC Smith getting them from every airline. I think those mid-90s era ones listed the equipment type for m...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed May 19, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 64385

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

NW got the route and started DTW-LGW DC-10-30 service in 1995.

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed May 19, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 770
Views: 97293

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Its that and what appears to be placeholder flying for the widebody fleet until international destinations open-up again. They are keeping aircraft and flight crews utilized on these dense domestic routes month-to-month until they can flip them to more international routes that open-up. Great time t...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Wed May 19, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1887
Views: 249212

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Counterpoint....flew DL DTW-ATL this evening on a 757; less than 50 people on board. It was more of a repo flight than anything. DTW was crickets when I got to the airport between banks and then got super busy as we were boarding as it was a peak arrival bank. ATL was dead when we got in, but it was...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Tue May 18, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1887
Views: 249212

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

A few things are going on I think that antidotally give the perception of "packed" airports despite passenger levels and flight still being down 30% from 2019.: - Shorter operating day; as mentioned a bit up-thread in many airports there are fewer flights departing early-morning (pre-6am) ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Mon May 17, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1887
Views: 249212

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

We will hit it for sure. Capacity is ramping up and up. I’m curious if the big 3 are going to be adding sections and maybe bigger equipment as stuff gets full. What extra capacity? Between the huge number of AC permanently parked, pilots offered early retirement, and at some airlines, pilots still ...

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by PSU.DTW.SCE
Fri May 14, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 589
Views: 64385

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

That is a bit out of date now as DL updated their May & June schedules a bit after when I posted that previously so some of the TATL stuff got pushed back at least another month. TPAC: ICN - 5x weekly A359; scheduled to go daily A359 in June HND - 3x weekly A359; scheduled to go daily A359 in Ju...

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