The DL A321s don't have aux tanks installed, unlike the AA ones that have two of them installed to allow transcontinental ops. Without them, the A321 range would be at around just 4 hours. DL uses the 321 regularly on west coast flights from ATL and east coast flights to SLC, most of which are long...Jump to post
This doesn't really have anything with OP who is selectively picking flights that are nearly full in their First Class cabin and AA only has inventory open in it's most expensive fare class bucket. This would be the same for every airline. Does the OP have some vendetta against AA? Or perhaps a per...Jump to post
It's like Redbellyguppy said. When it comes to questions about load factors, revenue, costs, and margins for specific routes or cities the people who know won't give you answers and the people who give you answers don't know.Jump to post
Sounds like this traveler is trying to use the change of carrier as an excuse to get a refund. I think he or she is eligible for a refund. It seems more likely that he or she bought a ticket for a day with lower fares and is now trying to change to fly on a day with higher fares without paying the ...Jump to post
0newair0 wrote:Sorry, but the recent changing of c suite officers has nothing to do with the current cancelation situation. Performance and reliability have taken a back seat to cleanliness since at least April.
A poor carpenter blames his hammer when he builds a shoddy house.
And a poor plane salesman blames the engines when he can't sell his planes.
IPFreely - do you think Korean will just leave like China Southern, or do you think they will switch to a different airline ? What are the reasons for your thoughts ? I don't believe they will just leave like China Southern, I believe they will leave for a better deal - more passengers, more destin...Jump to post
Everyone is making an assumption that Korean will stay with Skyteam for the long term. I suspect that assumption will turn out to be wrong.Jump to post
Well..Ask yourself. What has been grounded by the authorities for safety issues for 18 months? The Boeing 737 MAX or the airlines? In the case of Lion AIr, you're right. The authorities in Europe did not ground the airline for 18 months. They were banned from European airspace for nine years. https...Jump to post
Wow...even more service cuts at SEA. Reduced: DL ANC-SEA JAN 3>4 FEB 3>4 DL BOS-SEA JAN 3>1.7[1.3] FEB 4>2[1.5] DL DEN-SEA FEB 4>3 DL GEG-SEA JAN 7>6 FEB 8>6 DL LAS-SEA JAN 5>4 FEB 6>4 DL ORD-SEA JAN 3>1.9 FEB 3>2 DL SAN-SEA JAN 4>3 FEB 5>3 DL SEA-SFO JAN 6>4 FEB ...Jump to post
The woman's attire, behaviour, and attitude are indefensible. But not unusual in this day and age. That does not excuse the way DL or this captain handled the situation. "She started it", "she was worse", etc., are not valid excuses for employees supposedly trained in dealing wit...Jump to post
Thank you to AirAFreak and others who made the effort to identify the celebrities they've seen by what makes them celebrities.
I've recognized a very low percentage of the names thrown out here.
Most real (non minor) celebrities don't fly commercial, especially for domestic travel.
If I'm fly LAX to AZO over DTW and I miss my connection I am not going to chance a 6 hour layover because there are only 2 flights to the market I need to get there. It's a no win situation for those cities who don't have four flights a day when it comes to premium traffic. Only a crazy person woul...Jump to post
Bankruptcy and "going out of business" are two different things. All of the US3 have been through bankruptcy reorganization (AA in 2011, DL is 2005, UA in 2002). It could happen again; in fact it's probably inevitable someday given the rich history of airline bankruptcies. None of them are...Jump to post
I could have sworn there was an airline called Alliance Air that used to fly a 737-200 into Las Vegas in the evening from Des Moines, Iowa. I can't find anything on the internet about this airline nor here on airliners.net, unless I'm looking in the wrong place. You’re not looking in the wrong plac...Jump to post
As of yet - has anyone been able to produce a credible news source reporting on this issue? Has anyone been able to produce a comment from the airline's representative? Rather - let's look at what the airline factually provides; Thanks for the post. I figured this was thread was fake news, like mos...Jump to post
Not the same. MSP/DTW are bigger and more valuable markets than STL. You honestly believe AA would rather continue to play second fiddle to UA at ORD (where they’ll never surpass UA) than have the McNamara terminal at DTW to themselves? They could form a trifecta with CLT and DFW to form a profitab...Jump to post
I don't know if consolidation of any form will happen, but one thing I hope is DL has to give up either MSP or DTW and AA moves to whichever one opens, thus UA getting ORD to themselves. ORD is too valuable as an o&d market both domestically and internationally. AA would never trade the #2 slot...Jump to post
Confirmation in October 2019 : Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines all confirmed to 11Alive's Bill Liss that their inflight emergency medical kits now have Narcan Source: https://www.11alive.com/article/news/health/narcan-on-planes-emergency-medical-kits/85-71ccd631-7c31-47a0-8451-3cbdb1b8f...Jump to post
Is this a joke? Delta said all their planes would be equipped with naloxone over a year ago after a fatal OD. Here is the article from July 2019:
https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/new ... yptr=yahoo
Title says it all. When booking a flight, what do you care more about? A cheap fare, or the perks associated with a higher fare? The answer is it depends. 1/4” extra legroom on a 30 minute flight for an extra $1,000? The fare is more important than the perk. Business vs economy on an 8 hour flight ...Jump to post
I will just say this: i flew the Max a few times before there were any crashes and i just felt odd and didn't like it. It wasn't the vacuum-cleaner sound of the engine that bothered me , but rather on several flights the takeoff climbs seemed to involve unusually high nose pitches and the whole cli...Jump to post
Sure, DL can't yeet everything to AF/KL, KE, or VS. Besides the mentioned fact that DL has been violating the pilots' contract, this also means that DL is throwing away good money. DL must find some 230-seaters in the next 5 years to fill in the gap of the 332/763. Seems like the 788 is the best (a...Jump to post
Because the 293-seat A333, 281-seat A339, and 306-seat A359 have never been a direct replacement for the 230-seat A332 and B763. Unless there is a big shift in strategy ("upsize"), and the "upsize-shift" makes no sense amid this pandemic. That assumes Delta wants to do 1:1 wideb...Jump to post
Antaras wrote:So...everyone is guessing that Boeing is scooping the chance and offering a nice 788 deal to DL???
Well I am predicting that DL will acquire around 20x B788 to replace the old B763 and A332
Who answers the Delta 1-800 phone calls -- Delta employees or outsourced call-center employees?
Delta, KLM, and Air France might all outsource to the same call center, especially during off hours and weekends.
By the OP's logic, DL should stop flying to Japan, Germany, and several other countries.Jump to post
Insurance companies have claims departments, manufacturing companies have warranty departments, and retail/service companies have refund departments. All three have some things in common. Specifically, it's best for the company if these departments send out as little money as possible and send it ou...Jump to post
Fanboys and haters of both airlines will be along shortly to explain why one will be way better than the other based on some anecdotal experience with a window shade or getting a full can vs. a cup of soda or other such nonsense. The reality is there isn't any difference, especially in economy. Bot...Jump to post
Fanboys and haters of both airlines will be along shortly to explain why one will be way better than the other based on some anecdotal experience with a window shade or getting a full can vs. a cup of soda or other such nonsense. The reality is there isn't any difference, especially in economy. Both...Jump to post
How often do you do things like this and how awkward is it to explain to people if they ask? Never. I've experienced too many flight delays, cancellations, missed connections, and equipment changes to give up hours or a whole day to fly on a specific plane. There's no guarantee you'll get on the pl...Jump to post
krsw757 wrote:We have a fix here named OVENP. I’ve heard a few different ways but it is intended to be oven-pee. Why you ask? Let’s just say someone partied to hard one night and the rest I’ll let everyone use their imagination.
Flflyer83 wrote:Oh, this is going to be interesting... I guess if you shuffle them in to positions they don’t like and they quit, you can still claim that you didn’t furlough any...
There's some irony in the response to the OP's post in that it was suggested he apply to be a moderator when he wants fewer, not more moderators. But the response to subsequent posts -- which were legitimate requests that people be informed when their posts or threads are moved or deleted -- was ess...Jump to post
I have a lot of friends in network planning and other corporate positions at United who’ve recently lost their jobs due to covid. Something like 1/3 if their management positions gone. Pretty terrible timing for a vanity video like this to be produced You've got some bizarre axe to grind or a poor ...Jump to post
New York has a quarantine requirement for travelers from a long list of states. According to this website, police or Dept. of Health employees meet flights and require a form filled out that will determine if you need to quarantine. Travelers passing through but not staying in NY do not have to quar...Jump to post
Here is the definition of the Travel Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences: The best, worst, biggest, smallest, or seeking advice as to a preferred carrier for a trip you are planning, etc. Discussions over cabin service, seats, frequent flyer programs, or seeking travel advice belongs here. Hypot...Jump to post
Who's rewriting history? Point is Delta was planning on doing this and has been public about it since 2019. Internal decisions about this were not vague at all. The change fee was going away. So are you saying Delta was first by announcing elimination of change fees in December, 2019, and was going...Jump to post
BoA might be my best option. They've failed to protect my credit card from similar situations in the past so I'm weary. I doubt there's anything for BoA to protect you from. Websites like Orbitz have been taking people's money for years and they know what they're doing in situations like this. Some...Jump to post
wedgetail737 wrote:If DL is adding flights to SEA like SEA-ONT, then they are not abandoning SEA anytime soon.
Looks like AA is still quite serious about trying to make SEA work. DL certainly doesn't appear to be backing down in the Seattle market either. It will be very interesting to see what happens there! DL isn't backing down in SEA? The facts say otherwise. Unless 2 RJ's a day to ONT balance out these...Jump to post
It's not like Delta wasn't actively trying to get the JV scope flying under control before the pandemic. From attempting to buy LATAM's A350s to use for those South America routes in the short term, and inhering their A350 order book. The 777 likely would have still been flying as well. Now they wi...Jump to post