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