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by jumbojet
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is KCOS to KDEN the shortest mainline flight in the lower 48?
Replies: 36
Views: 2030

Re: Is KCOS to KDEN the shortest mainline flight in the lower 48?

Chuska wrote:
You all are gonna love this: United ran a DC-10 on this route in the 1990's. I took it once and ,yes, it was full!


full you say? Full of what, non-revs? Cargo? Paying passengers?

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by jumbojet
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 12674

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

Rowberto, thanks for that very detailed description of events. Must have been a little nerve racking. Thanks for posting that. While I know absolutely nothing about what could've gone wrong, it sounds like it was handled very professionally by UA Also, interesting to note that this plane is still ou...

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by jumbojet
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 3Q2019 earnings released
Replies: 96
Views: 10602

Re: Delta 3Q2019 earnings released

unlikely, since those 5 gates got delayed by a few weeks, not 15 months. I misread 2018 as 2019. But was there any public indication they would get there by summer 2018? They said back in March that they'd hit 141 this year. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/03/07/delta...

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by jumbojet
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 3Q2019 earnings released
Replies: 96
Views: 10602

Re: Delta 3Q2019 earnings released

I'm assuming they are including all their JV flying also. Certainly not on their own metals. so your assuming? :roll: Even if it did include JV's, isnt that the whole point of establishing JV's in the first place? Job well done in Boston DL. And they accomplished just that in a very short order of ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adding A350 to AMS
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: Delta adding A350 to AMS

BenflysDTW wrote:
AMS already gets the A359 on DTW, they are just adding a second daily A350 flight, which will replace one of the A333 flights.


and MSP and ATL get a 359 AMS flight

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by jumbojet
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 3Q2019 earnings released
Replies: 96
Views: 10602

Re: Delta 3Q2019 earnings released

Delta plans to expand workforce https://www.reuters.com/article/us-delta-air-results/with-quarterly-profit-beat-delta-eyes-accelerated-hiring-to-meet-surprise-demand-rise-ceo-idUSKBN1WP1HO?il=0 Delta's strategy for using a large number of older aircraft paid off. Delta normally uses these aircraft ...

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by jumbojet
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Judge Blocks EK's MEX Flight via BCN
Replies: 81
Views: 5007

Re: Emirates lost its rights in operating DXB-BCN-MEX?

After a court appealing announced the blocking of Emirates flights into the country which is scheduled to start on 09DEC, Emirates flights into Mexico City is in uncertainty. Aero Mexico, which is behind the legal case, already operates flights between both nations. I'd bet that DL is also a drivin...

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by jumbojet
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 3Q2019 earnings released
Replies: 96
Views: 10602

Re: Delta 3Q2019 earnings released

A few more bullets from the linked article, Culture and People • Rewarded Delta people through an additional $517 million in profit sharing accrual and paid $12 million in Shared Rewards, recognizing the performance of Delta's more than 80,000 employees through a busy summer. • Certified as a Great ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 12674

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-900 Still in Bangor Main from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

I'm not really sure where you are trying to go with this thread or the point your trying to make but its pretty simple both right and left packs failed there was a DC bus problem as well which forced a rapid decent to FL100 and subsequent emergency landing at BGR. The aircraft has been out of servi...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 12674

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-900 Still in Bangor Main from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

according to flightaware, it was cancelled yet again. edited to add, another section of flightaware shows it departing late. I'm not really sure where you are trying to go with this thread or the point your trying to make but its pretty simple both right and left packs failed there was a DC bus pro...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 12674

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-900 Still in Bangor Main from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

United.com says its cancelled due to operational issues. Damn, now into day 3.

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 12674

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-900 Still in Bangor Main from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

N35953, the UA 789 (did I get that right?) is still in Bangor, Maine (did I get that right to?) No indication on when its leaving. Seems like its a bigger issue than just pressurization? Otherwise, like someone else had mentioned, just fly the bird no higher than 10K feet. ferry flight (to EWR) is ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JBU Boston-London
Replies: 72
Views: 11207

Re: JBU Boston-London

The point I am trying to make with the data that I showed, which a few people don't seem to get, is that while it will be very surprising if B6 can't make London work, no matter which airport in LON they choose, they will be relatively insignificant as far as traffic goes and market share. Its not k...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 12674

Re: UA N35953 Boeing 787-900 Still in Bangor Main from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

N35953, the UA 789 (did I get that right?) is still in Bangor, Maine (did I get that right to?) No indication on when its leaving. Seems like its a bigger issue than just pressurization? Otherwise, like someone else had mentioned, just fly the bird no higher than 10K feet.

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 12674

UA N35953 Boeing 787-9 Still in Bangor, Maine from a Sunday Night SFO Flight

Was just curious what the deal is with this United B789. It left SFO Sunday night en-route to AMS but diverted to BGR due to a cabin pressure issue I believe. It was supposed to fly to EWR on Monday but cancelled and was then supposed to fly back to SFO today but again cancelled. I know the passenge...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JBU Boston-London
Replies: 72
Views: 11207

Re: JBU Boston-London

Lets take a look at JFK-LON. I'm guessing 3 daily B6 flights? Compare that to AA/BS 16 daily JFK-LON flights. They basically run a shuttle type operation between the two cities. DL/VS, 10 daily out of JFK. 2 morning flights and then multiple flights between 1800 and 2300. since most of the money is ...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JBU Boston-London
Replies: 72
Views: 11207

Re: JBU Boston-London

talk about cornering the market, DL/VS combined with AA/BA will offer roughly 375-400 business class seats a day on BOS-LON. Thats just BOS. NYC to LON on those 4 airlines has to be well over 1,000 business class seats. B6 will be plucking the low hanging fruit, I get it, and I get it that they can ...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JBU Boston-London
Replies: 72
Views: 11207

Re: JBU Boston-London

In reality, B6's longest route will be JFK-GYE (I think), which is 2,970 miles. If they flew BOS-DUB it would be 2,993 miles - only 23 miles further. Even flying to LHR from BOS is 3,265 miles - only about 300 mi further. Others can make their own judgement, but in my mind, if flights to LHR are co...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

ojjunior wrote:
And all of a sudden, this:

https://financial-news.co.uk/gol-airlines-phases-out-codeshare-with-delta-2019100806/

Let's talk about retaliation?
My backyard is greener than yours?
The ball is mine?


DL had already told GOL that they are out.

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JBU Boston-London
Replies: 72
Views: 11207

Re: JBU Boston-London

I can't wait to see B6 go fully intercontinental! They already do. South America. In reality, B6's longest route will be JFK-GYE (I think), which is 2,970 miles. If they flew BOS-DUB it would be 2,993 miles - only 23 miles further. Even flying to LHR from BOS is 3,265 miles - only about 300 mi furt...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JBU Boston-London
Replies: 72
Views: 11207

Re: JBU Boston-London

OzarkD9S wrote:
DALMD80 wrote:

I can't wait to see B6 go fully intercontinental!


They already do. South America.


LOL, sure, I guess the northern most part of south America is actually, still south America, then yes.

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by jumbojet
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1077
Views: 198851

Re: DL's new A359s from LATAM

Delta says 350's that were supposed to originally go to LATAM that they are now taking, are scheduled to be delivered beginning 2020. The quote is right here. That is what I am going on. Please tell me what you are basing 2021 on. The 4 used ones won't arrive before 2021 due to refurbishment lead t...

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by jumbojet
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1077
Views: 198851

Re: DL's new A359s from LATAM

You really think Delta is going to put all their widebody orders into 2 airframes? There are 56 767's and 10 777's (not including the 8 LR's) Stay tuned. The 330-900 order's dont cover all the aircraft needs. Wouldn't it be a boost of confidence if Delta put their faith in a Boeing product after th...

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by jumbojet
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1077
Views: 198851

Re: DL's new A359s from LATAM

People who would be in the know. No names on a public form. If DL wanted the 787, they would've ordered it already. It would appear they've put all of their large widebody eggs in the A350/330neo basket going forward. You really think Delta is going to put all their widebody orders into 2 airframes...

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by jumbojet
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 608
Views: 116965

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

NateGreat wrote:
jumbojet wrote:
N828MH, the only completed refurbished 764, has not flown in 3 days, Anyone know why?

It’s in ATL right now, so hopefully it’s finally getting the new IFE certified.


hopefully thats all it is. How long does that take and why wasnt it done while it was in mods?

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by jumbojet
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 608
Views: 116965

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

N828MH, the only completed refurbished 764, has not flown in 3 days, Anyone know why?

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by jumbojet
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 167
Views: 19455

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

musman9853 wrote:
I a fan of AA in general, but there needs to be leadership change. Doug is not working out, fresh blood is needed. But I'm not sure Kirby is the man either.


Richard Anderson, for starters.

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

If they choose to make AR their plaything then it might make getting JV problematic for DL and LAN. This. I think the DL/LATAM JV will take longer than two years to be approved for precisely this reason. If it has to be approved by all the Latin American countries before it can be submitted to the ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 174
Views: 18880

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

I think everyone needs to take a moment and realize that its not my penchant for everything DL. I really have nothing against AA. But when industry experts start writing, one after the other, that this is disastrous for AA, I think there is some truth to that. Take this quote from writer Henry Harte...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

basically, I believe DL is in the drivers seat. They and LATAM will soon begin to execute their planned partnership. I think it will catch Anet and more importantly, AA off guard. No one at ANET and AA knows exactly what is about to unfold. But DL is not gonna hold back. They spent a lot of money to...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United
Replies: 71
Views: 12141

Re: Average Age of Delta fleet is now younger than United

I noticed this too a few weeks ago. I’m sure this is info that not many were aware of on here; there are still comments about “DL and their old planes.” Jeremy just so happens that DL's old planes are a lot more reliable than newer planes flown by the direct competition. Its not a fanboy statement,...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 174
Views: 18880

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

Its one thing for AA to ad routes, its another thing to force costumers to endure a 3 day delay. It would really behoove AA to treat its Latin American fliers better than this. I hear that AA is even denying reimbursement to those that, after the 2nd day, purchased a return ticket home on their own ...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 174
Views: 18880

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

Dude, give it up. AA will always be number 1 to S.America no matter how many airlines your precious DL partners with. And DL will NEVER have the amount of metal to S. America that AA has. No wonder DL pilots get upset regarding codeshare flights. DL loves to send their passengers to airlines that a...

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by jumbojet
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 174
Views: 18880

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

2. Ensure JetBlue cannot get a large market share when they launch London-Boston flights in Summer 2021 AA is irrelevant in Boston. This isn't their strategy. they have top frequency to major business markets, and partners that serve LHR, MAD, NRT, and HKG better than anyone else. not exactly what ...

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by jumbojet
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 174
Views: 18880

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

It’s called panic. They are being reactive, not proactive. I doubt it is a knee jerk. They knew for a time the LATAM deal would not move ahead. Route planning isn't done at the snap of a finger. Announcing flights 15 months or more out with a nebulous start state ("winter 2020") sounds li...

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by jumbojet
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: LATAM and ATL

AA is incredibly weak right now with a poor product and doesn’t make money flying passengers. Delta sees these vulnerability. AA is not a top performer, that's true, but you're incredibly misinformed with an unintelligent statement saying they don't make money flying passengers. They certainly do a...

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by jumbojet
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

I have not had a chance to read through everything, but does this mean we can expect to see Delta livery 787s? Nope, the 787 will stay at LATAM in their livery. The only planes transferred are 4 A350's that are still on order. Delta bought hasn't bought the whole company just a stake. actually DL g...

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by jumbojet
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Obviously, it will take DL and LATAM a while to get everything approved, coordinated, implemented and running smoothly, but is seems very clear that there are ominous new competitive threats on the horizon which will soon be challenging the one of AA's longstanding profit centers and cornerstones; ...

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by jumbojet
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

https://twitter.com/crankyflier/status/ ... 2037548032


any update on this? Has this situation been rectified?
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dcajet wrote:
Now American is denying they did this. Not sure what to think at this point.

https://twitter.com/crankyflier/status/ ... 2037548032


any update on this? Has this situation been rectified?

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by jumbojet
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

AA's South American network comes from Braniff International and Eastern Airlines. Both existed without LATAM. American Airlines will be just fine in South America. those airlines and networks are from a different era, from decades ago, from strategies that no longer work AA has no more feed from S...

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Has anybody looked at the Alaska Air angle of this?

Alaska and LATAM have been partners for years. Obviously nothing has been announced yet but who agrees (or disagrees) that DL will force LATAM to cut ties with Alaska?

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

flymco753 wrote:
If anything this will further validate MCO as a connecting point to South America for Delta. Expanding at MIA is pure speculation?


its not speculation. Bastian said it himself that MIA will be expanded.

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

AA has themselves. they were fine before they had LAN and were big in Brazil before TAM. the reason for so many of the cuts were because of the unstable economies in south america, something delta should be mindful of. AA has MIA, DFW, and LAX which are all strong to south america regardless of the...

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

OMG this is truly a surprise. OW have had South America firmly in its grip with LATAM and AA. AA pulled CZ away from SkyTeam/Delta, so this is revenge. Not quite revenge. DL still has MU, and CZ is not likely to join Oneworld. But AA now has NO ONE in Latin America. From the dominant alliance in th...

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

https://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2019/09/27/delta-latam-genius/ Good article, sums up a lot about whats going on. Delta’s Investment In LATAM Is Pure Genius the article mentions that some of the additional 350's are well suited for south American expansion The article goes on to describe how ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

[ I don't see how else they can justify spending this much money on an airline struggling to stay afloat. t struggling to stay afloat, really? Maybe a bit dramatic? can you please provide supporting documentation/articles that would suggest they are struggling to stay afloat? The reason LATAM is lo...

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

I work with flight dispatch for Gol Linhas Aéreas. I'm really afraid what's next for G3. Suddenly, without Delta, we're no match for Latam and Azul. I don't envision AF-KLM coming for the rescue. Gol is bleeding... We already had the Max issue and now this... Is there any siver lining? I think Gol ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

They start taking deliveries as soon as next year. No way its even close to tying into the retirement of the 777's. I thought only 4 of these 350s were coming next year. From the Delta Newsroom Delta will acquire four A350 aircraft from LATAM and has agreed to assume LATAM’s commitment to purchase ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 745
Views: 71944

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Not immediately. But with the 359s that were already ordered and deferred, it provides a road map to retire the 777s in 5-7 years, or by 2025, which is what the agreement says for the other 10 from LATAM. The 747s were retired about that long after their interior mods weren't they? They start takin...

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