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by B4REAL
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key 747 Factories Shut Down
Replies: 121
Views: 24189

Re: Key 747 Factories Shut Down

What about Dreamlifter, the engine test bed, and other special frames,etc.? I have to see there is a niche upon niche market for a high power aircraft. I thought with Airbus basically not taking any more A380 orders that we would see a few more 748 orders, maybe some airlines on the edge. On a less ...

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by B4REAL
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 12140

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

The VS daylight really does it for DL for JFK, but ATL different story. Would be an interesting route, may just work. I have done YYZ-LHR as a daylight and liked it ->> And took that route because Delta could not get me there as a daylight!

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by B4REAL
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 64958

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

I am fine if they defer the A350s, I'm generally not impressed (only flew once). I'm much more apt to enjoy an A330. I need to try the 777 in the new cabin config. I will say, my big issue is that DL (while I love them) charges a ridiculous amount of SkyMiles to fly the A350. Take a market like ICN ...

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by B4REAL
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL to KEF, dead end flights?
Replies: 35
Views: 9040

Re: AA and DL to KEF, dead end flights?

I visited Iceland this summer and the real issue isn't the airlines or the airport - it's rather limited hotel capacity on the island. There is incredible building of new hotels going on in the cities afar.

KEF airport is fine, but I wish it had a lounge I could use :)

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by B4REAL
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 38475

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

BA doesn't even serve Charlotte, a major Oneworld airline hub, yet it's now going to CHS. Honestly, I would've thought that a leisure route like this would go into LGW, alongside Orlando and Punta Canada and the like. I too would have thought also LGW as it serves the generally more leisure routes ...

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by B4REAL
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announcing Boston
Replies: 54
Views: 7354

Re: KLM announcing Boston

I love the funny flight # - 617 - the area code. I love that fun stuff. I remember when DL added CMH to LAX service, at the time, they gave it flight #1492.

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by B4REAL
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV
Replies: 26
Views: 6181

Re: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV

Given WOW's aggressive growth, which I applaud (They have brought great options to many cities near me, I'll forgive them for overlooking CMH as the facilities aren't up to par) their growth - it's not surprising that some routes wont' work out or would be cut.

kjeld0d wrote:
WOW!

Nice.

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by B4REAL
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 115
Views: 17396

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

N717TW has the tip of it, but I feel DL stopped JFK-NRT due to many reasons: -Two Japanese airlines already run the route aligned to the other alliances -DL doing what they are doing at NRT (not really a hub anymore minus the soon to be 2 onward destinations SIN and MNL) -The 744's have left the fle...

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by B4REAL
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 New Interior
Replies: 21
Views: 7635

Re: Delta 777 New Interior

I appreciate the review by Sam. I've also flown on the A350 in Y and it was a bit disappointing. My biggest gripe is that in the main cabin there is no crossover area. This is needed for efficient lav utilization IMHO. I have for a while now gone out of my way to avoid the A350 after that (still pre...

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by B4REAL
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 7210

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

I think one factor is ferry service. I am on holiday right now in Iceland and have seen a surprisingly large number of vehicles with NL registrations (also France and Germany) - including RV campers. This may be one factor having dutch ferry lines (Smyril for example) catering to a Dutch market, bec...

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by B4REAL
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK, landings from three different directions?!
Replies: 10
Views: 4127

Re: JFK, landings from three different directions?!

I actually love landing on 13L - I've only done it on smaller aircraft however. I think it would be awesome on a larger aircraft. Especially if it takes the late turns. Feels like NYC Kai Tak!

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by B4REAL
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 DTW-AMS
Replies: 36
Views: 8370

Re: Delta A350 DTW-AMS

michman wrote:
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Thanks for the info on the name of the upgrade certificates - but you prove my point that the 3 cabin experience makes it too complicated. Easier just to route on 777, A330 and B767 for now.

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by B4REAL
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 DTW-AMS
Replies: 36
Views: 8370

Re: Delta A350 DTW-AMS

BravoEchoNov wrote:
klm617 wrote:
davescj wrote:


The A350 stays on the ground in Atlanta for only 5 hours between flights while A350s often spend almost 24 hours on the ground in DTW between flights.


I also would not doubt the notion of having a suitable spare aircraft is part of the long time on the ground - and a trainer aircraft resource.

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by B4REAL
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 DTW-AMS
Replies: 36
Views: 8370

Re: Delta A350 DTW-AMS

I need to fly the DL A350 again. First time I flew it DTW-ICN I incurred a last minute seat change to a middle in the main cabin. That was voluntary due to a family and children separated. It was not that bad actually - but I need to try the aircraft again. For now I have been avoiding it as I'm not...

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by B4REAL
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 757's at MKE
Replies: 20
Views: 3821

Re: DL 757's at MKE

The DL 75C would be a totally sweet bird to fly on! That seatmap is awesome.

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by B4REAL
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CVG-HNL nonstop in summer 2004
Replies: 37
Views: 4921

Re: DL CVG-HNL nonstop in summer 2004

Back in the day, CVG was hopping. Arguably, one of the biggest hub operations for a city of it's size. I fell in love with Delta at CVG watching widebody flights to LGW, CDG, FRA, etc. departing. I still to this day remember an MD-11 taking off to LGW, and a different one that went CVG-PDX-NGO (I th...

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by B4REAL
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 86
Views: 30485

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

From a passenger perspective, I think it's "OK". I am getting used to the Premium Select cutting in between Delta ONE and regular coach; but that's really irrelevant of the A350. One thing that I think FA's will agree with is crossover sections. In the economy cabin, you can only cross ais...

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by B4REAL
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 202270

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Piece of trivia that will win you a bet in a bar.. until around 2005, which airport had the most consolidated DL gates (mainline + DL Connection)?

ATL, CVG, SLC, LAX, or JFK?

It was CVG.

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by B4REAL
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 47715

Re: Power outage in ATL

What is concerning is that the press release mentioned there isn't definitive to the cause or spot of the outage.

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by B4REAL
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 47715

Re: Power outage in ATL

https://twitter.com/GeorgiaPower/status ... 7727757313

At this point, that's encouraging.
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Targeted to restore power by Midnight! https://twitter.com/GeorgiaPower/status ... 7727757313

At this point, that's encouraging.

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by B4REAL
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 47715

Re: Power outage in ATL

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US ... utage.html for today - and tomorrow.

I am seeing many rest of day flights canceled. This is really a tough operation to manage and recover from.
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Delta has issued a travel waiver: https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US ... utage.html for today - and tomorrow.

I am seeing many rest of day flights canceled. This is really a tough operation to manage and recover from.

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by B4REAL
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 202270

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

I'd love to have CVG as a connecting option again from CMH, but I figure it's never going to happen. I agree that Delta will not serve CVG nonstop from CMH, and most of the destinations that have nonstop service out of CVG are already served nonstop from CMH. There are some destinations that have n...

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by B4REAL
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 202270

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

CMH has hired a new CEO to replace Elaine Roberts. His name is Jerry Nardone and comes to Columbus from an executive position with Detroit Metro airports. https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/12/12/columbus-airport-authority-hires-ceo-from-much.html This is actually very significant news....

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by B4REAL
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 12485

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

It should also note that DL didn't operate a full schedule over the weekend; many normal flights didn't happen or routes with multiple frequencies were reduced. But still impressive to meet the schedule. No weather issues I think but also the bigger issue is that many times over holidays, many passe...

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by B4REAL
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Delta 747 Retirement Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 5107

Re: The Delta 747 Retirement Thread

I hope, hope, hope but know it will be a nope, that they keep 1 or 2 744 parked at the end of the B concourse at DTW as they have recently. Much like the Concorde permanent at LHR, I think always seeing the B744 there at DTW would be great. Much like how many of us always peek over to the Delta Heri...

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by B4REAL
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 202270

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

DeltaRules wrote:
Columbus, along with 237 other areas, submitted a bid for HQ2.


I live in Columbus, but not sure whey they would have even bid. We don't even meet the requirements.

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by B4REAL
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL70 ATL-AMS October 26, 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 4753

Re: DL70 ATL-AMS October 26, 2017

Given it's location, altitude and speed I suspect it has had the de-icing/air bladders fail. It's going low and slow so inflight icing isn't an issue. Looks like they'll have to get a new bird and probably a crew. I've had this happen to me once in 2013 flying DTW-CDG on an A330 on DL. About that sa...

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by B4REAL
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 202270

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

If the CS100 issues are sorted out; I can't see DL putting that newest type on any route to CVG unless it is to somewhere of legit focus.

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by B4REAL
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 202270

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

Had a chat with an DL employee at CMH and they indicated local station management is wanting/trying to get SEA and CDG service to CMH. I think SEA is likely but worry what that would do to MSP and LAX service (I think LAX is why CMH lost SLC service by the way). CDG really can't happen until the new...

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by B4REAL
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 15268

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

What they have done with BC at HND is not on par with VS at LHR; but curious where that is going nowadays. Hi B4REAL, long time no hear! Hope you are well. I am not sure DL has any sort of arrangement with BC (SkyMark) other than the possibility for DL SkyMiles members who are Japanese residents to...

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by B4REAL
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 15268

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

As for KE, it's probably the best DL can do in Asia, but JL/CX/SQ/ANA all have better home airport, lounges, better schedule to tokyo, hk and singapore.. Have you ever flown into Inchon? I think not. It is clearly on a par with Hong Kong and Singapore - many people think it is better - and is super...

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by B4REAL
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 202270

Re: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017

@Midwestindy also note that CMH really has the least desirable terminal and concourse arrangement; I'm sure that is a factor. I know they remodeled; but still, not adequate to attract TATL service. The master plan has in more than a decade a new terminal and concourse built on the site of the Lane A...

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by B4REAL
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 144
Views: 29416

Re: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?

Random idea related here.. Anyone familiar with Foursquare or Untappd? Foursquare checks you into a location, Untappd checks you into a beer. I wish there was a mobile app called Tailz or something. It would check you into aircraft by reg/tail #; would be interesting as you may get the same bird aga...

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by B4REAL
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 15268

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

If you are based in Singapore, why would you pick ST ahead of *A? I agree with much of what you said and while yes the other two alliances are stronger in Asia than SkyTeam; it's Delta's best bet. RE: The SIN-NRT route operated by Delta, I've flow it many times, and enjoy it, but will note to your ...

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by B4REAL
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 15268

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Would it be possible for DL to move its current NRT-S.E.Asia flight to ICN? I don't see that happening A) DL currently doesn't have 5th Freedom rights from Korea and it's nowadays (and from a SkyTeam partner hub) not worth the exercise and B) it would make more sense to put the KE code on ICN-South...

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by B4REAL
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 15268

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

I am as nostalgic as anyone about the NRT operation. I've been a lifelong DL widget-bleeding fan, and I get this - yet am sad. I am highly skeptical. I doubt SEA-SIN can support a nonstop flight, and I doubt LAX-SIN can support three nonstop competitors (it already has one and is about to have a se...

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by B4REAL
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 15268

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

I am as nostalgic as anyone about the NRT operation. I've been a lifelong DL widget-bleeding fan, and I get this - yet am sad. I'm convinced we will see Asia for DL become more like Europe for DL. A few years ago (early part of this decade?) DL stopped their last onward Europe destination of India a...

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by B4REAL
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17
Replies: 14
Views: 3184

Re: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17

I wouldn't be surprised if JFK-YHZ is next (at least the winter operations).

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by B4REAL
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will QFA ever serve ORD?
Replies: 16
Views: 3029

Re: Will QFA ever serve ORD?

I see the best case for precedence here the JFK-LAX service which Qantas operates only to continue passengers onward to Australia. You could see a use case for Qantas having a ORD-LAX leg to carry onwards; but it doesn't make so much sense with all of the AA service options on that route (but it app...

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by B4REAL
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta is quitting Venezuela... too
Replies: 38
Views: 9292

Re: Delta is quitting Venezuela... too

There was a time that DL even flew A330s to CCS for cargo. And AA had many flights to CCS, even from SJU. I did a lot of work in Caracas the mid and late part of last decade, really enjoyed the experience and people there but felt like it was on a path in the wrong direction. People weren't happy.

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by B4REAL
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 202270

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

https://www.cvgairport.com/docs/default-source/concession-documents/cvg-asip.pdf?sfvrsn=4 This is CVG's incentive program. The international carrier benefits look insane. IND will offer 50k for marketing and CVG is offering almost half a million. These look very tempting. Almost everything free. *A...

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by B4REAL
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 202270

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

CVG is definitely facing some O&D infrastructure issues with the increased number of passenger, my guess is that WN is not helping matters. Only having one security checkpoint is causing quite the backups as seen today, the line was out to the ticketing area, I don't know that I have ever seen ...

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by B4REAL
Fri May 26, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL- service to EYW Key West
Replies: 55
Views: 9715

Re: DL- service to EYW Key West

If I lived there, the 1 checked bag would be a real inconvenience. But I imagine most travel is D vs. O (destination). From what I read even Medallion privileges are over-ruled by this baggage provision.

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by B4REAL
Sun May 21, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday
Replies: 53
Views: 8365

Re: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday

thanks @tjerome - I did a search for N666US and she was active elsewhere - so I figured it was not.

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by B4REAL
Sun May 21, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday
Replies: 53
Views: 8365

Re: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday

I wonder if it was N666US / 6306... Last month I was on that bird flying DL to ICN, and it couldn't leave for the reason of the door would shut but sensors indicated it was opened. Switched to another B747-400. The birds are getting old unfortunately!

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by B4REAL
Sat May 06, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 202270

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

One (late) comment about the Porsche transfer service at CVG - that actually can be very nice for arriving passengers. I'm not sure if it applies there however. But transfer to maybe the back side of baggage claim could be very nice - especially if arriving at one of the farthest out B gates...

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by B4REAL
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747 retirement
Replies: 35
Views: 14726

Re: Delta 747 retirement

I flew DTW-ICN yesterday on what will likely be the last time I fly a US Airline 747. Really bittersweet moment. On the one hand, I love the 747 - but honestly, I like it more to spot and see. Inside, from the passenger perspective it's not that different unless you are in the Upper Deck (which I ha...

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by B4REAL
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 744 remaining routes
Replies: 22
Views: 6729

Re: Delta 744 remaining routes

I am booked in March DTW-ICN, and looking forward to it. Probably my last DL 744 flight, I like the big bird. DL also operate he 744 on HNL-KIX and HNL-NRT. I actually like watching the 744 more than flying on it, so I won't miss it THAT much - especially once the 747-400 exhibit is open in the muse...

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by B4REAL
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta safety video
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: New Delta safety video

I actually really like that they showcase segments of the business that many don't usually see (ramp, OCC, reservations, SkyClub, etc.). Heck, I'd love to see Delta Technology present! #Rickatron

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by B4REAL
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 202270

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

I think the dark horse here is an "invisible inventory" of passengers who usually fly out of DAY but will go back to CVG due to A) WN service and B) potentially a non-stop with DL/F9/G4. I think this may also cramp parking too.

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