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by n7371f
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260934

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Flew on the PIT-ATL on ship 9010. Sat in row right along the line with the engines. Captain held the brakes for several seconds on runway to allow full throttle from stop. Just loved hearing that JT8D whine one final time. I'm finding myself wishing I had tried to book one of the last flights even t...

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by n7371f
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260934

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

There is currently 1 final ferry out of ATL planned for Wed. Otherwise the M88's flying into ATL Tue AM on their final revenue flights will then turn and depart for Blytheville - except one. The ferry flights to BYH are now starting to show up. Note that some of the final ferry flights are from outs...

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by n7371f
Wed May 27, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19799

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM

DL didn't want the 4 used, early build A350's with the lower MTOW, after the decision to scrub the 777 fleet. DL wants the higher MTOW's new from Airbus going forward. Also the new business model also foresees far less wide body lift so this reduces another 4 from the plan.

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by n7371f
Tue May 26, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17357

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

AS really late to the GEG-California nonstop game but the added GEG-SJC nonstop is noted. Assuming life moves toward what was, that would give AS nonstops from GEG to SFO/SJC/LAX/SAN on E75's. While AS fiddled with the Virgin merger and adding E75 service around CA and even PAE, WN and DL took advan...

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by n7371f
Tue May 26, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17357

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

This is correct by ASFlyer. The overpaying was strictly due to B6 making a purchase attempt. I will add AS also wanted Virgin out of its west coast markets with DAL pressing down on SEA. Virgin was the oddball on the west coast with yield wrecking fares and given Alaska's geographic profile at the t...

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by n7371f
Sat May 23, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39153

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Southwest is a ruthless competitor. They went hard at DEN when believing Frontier was weak - and they were right. Then tried to buy off Frontier by making an offer to essentially remove a competitor. Actually went through with similar at Midway with ATA. Even Scott Kirby has been quoted from an inte...

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by n7371f
Mon May 18, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260934

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

These are scheduled as such so aircraft can be ferried to Blytheville right after performing their last revenue flights. Also allows ferry crews to get back home by end of the day. And they moved it to a more reasonable time of day. WTF are these flights all at the crack of dawn? You'd think they'd ...

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by n7371f
Mon May 18, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123081

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

8 763 considered active enter the week. Actually I think the 319 and *most* of the 320 are safe for the most part. They are all refurbished nose-to-tail and are a good size to re-introduce the traveling public, when ready. Note that before COVID a lot of the LAX routes were upgraded to these types f...

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by n7371f
Sun May 17, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123081

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Recently, even newly, refurbished planes don't matter in the present equation. Just look at the 777. The last 777 redone under the $100 million interior mod plan came out of China in late February. Now they're ll gone. Same thing may happen with some of the 319/320 fleet. Doing so will require a sma...

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by n7371f
Fri May 15, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?
Replies: 68
Views: 11082

Re: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?

Yes got the CR6 wrong for the CR8.

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by n7371f
Fri May 15, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41691

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

David Calhoun is the most comical, moronic leader I've seen in years. He's leading a company that has its head in its ass and he perpetuated it for years with his role on the BoD. Shut up you arrogant, cocky, crappy leader. There is literally nothing with Boeing right now that gives you any ounce o...

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by n7371f
Fri May 15, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41691

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

David Calhoun is the most comical, moronic leader I've seen in years. He's leading a company that has its head in its ass and he perpetuated it for years with his role on the BoD. Shut up you arrogant, cocky, crappy leader.

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by n7371f
Fri May 15, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123081

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I have one name, one person for this thread...and he's the single worst CEO ever in the history of Boeing & McD: Harry Stonecipher. The story really goes back to DL buying the MD-11, I think. The Tristar was not a great performer ex-PDX to Asia and could not do ATL-NRT. The MD-11s could do all o...

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by n7371f
Thu May 14, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?
Replies: 68
Views: 11082

Re: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?

Most, if not all, of the CR6's (the 70 seaters) are parked in Fresno. They also have a dozen or so mixed CRJ700 and 900's parked on the west terminal ramp and a taxiway at SBN and checking their webpage looks like it could be all of the 700's (7) and the rest 900's of which they have 31 in 76 seat c...

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by n7371f
Thu May 14, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194156

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Delta did this reconfiguration with all of the CR7's throughout the Connection family 3-4 years ago. PSA has the ex-MQ CRJ-700s. Envoy / American Eagle Airlines had some of the first CRJ-700s off the line and also a newer batch. Internally, these were the CR7R for reconfigured and CR7N for new. The ...

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by n7371f
Wed May 13, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 279
Views: 42596

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Good news that Maury is dissolving himself of maintenance on the next batch of Airbus heavy checks. His track record with maintenance and safety is sullied, to say the least. They now have the call up: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/n2vei9n6 Where did you see aircraft leaving the fleet? I saw t...

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by n7371f
Sat May 09, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381137

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Many of DL listed flights on EAS are actually OO. Don't have all the info in front of me but there's a healthy amount that actually fall on OO. I'm sure DL will be taking a buzz-saw to any non-EAS domestic markets they can suspend off come October. Please clarify. What are “non-EAS domestic markets”...

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by n7371f
Sat May 09, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?
Replies: 68
Views: 11082

Re: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?

No idea. Sorry. Just going off internal ops flight repositions.

NWAESC wrote:
n7371f wrote:
Endeavor has at least 20 CRJ parked at CWA.


Do you know if there's a place somewhere on the perimeter to take decent photos of them?

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by n7371f
Fri May 08, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?
Replies: 68
Views: 11082

Re: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?

Endeavor has at least 20 CRJ parked at CWA.

NWAESC wrote:
Does anyone know if you can get decent pics at CWA? I can poke around with Google Maps, but thought I’d ask here first.

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by n7371f
Fri May 08, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?
Replies: 68
Views: 11082

Re: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?

SKW flew upwards of 9 of its CR6 aircraft from DTW to FAT last Sunday for storage. Skywest has some CRJ-900 at FAT I was told. I think Skywest is parking all or most DL CRJ-900 thru the end of June. I think they will only operate 175/CR2 and 1 or 2 CR7 for ASE service thru the end June for DL. Endea...

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by n7371f
Wed May 06, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 294
Views: 48597

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Amount depends on what amount Jared Douchner allocated. DEN getting $269 million from the CARES act. I don't know how that compares to other airports https://twitter.com/DENAirport/status/1250160378916614146 Here are the Top 10 US airports for comparison (in millions) ATL: 338 LAX: 323 ORD: 294 DFW:...

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by n7371f
Wed May 06, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7463

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

Flexible fleet? 21N/7M9 are same mission. AS needs a fleet of around 30 21N to make that sub-fleet of joysticks financially workable. Obviously market $ on 7M9. Same can be said, mostly, for 320/738. I'd watch the QX fleet. DH4 is a great plane for some of the PNW missions but it's pricey op costs ...

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by n7371f
Wed May 06, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7463

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

Flexible fleet? 21N/7M9 are same mission. AS needs a fleet of around 30 21N to make that sub-fleet of joysticks financially workable. Obviously market $ on 7M9. Same can be said, mostly, for 320/738. I'd watch the QX fleet. DH4 is a great plane for some of the PNW missions but it's pricey op costs m...

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by n7371f
Wed May 06, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet/Nose Numbers
Replies: 38
Views: 3486

Re: Fleet/Nose Numbers

Adding on to this, NW used 4-digit ship numbers for decades. Delta initially used 3-digit ship numbers until later years when specific fleet counts went over 100 aircraft (M88, 757). DL later adopted 4-digit ship numbers. UA used 4-digit ship numbers for decades. Pre-merger AA used a combo of 3-digi...

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by n7371f
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40944

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

Unfortunately they'll have to get in line and stand behind the secured creditors who get first pickings. Company had estimated $50 million in SuiteKey members unused flight credit funds which the company cant cover. I read hundreds of people held what was supposed to be "refundable" future...

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by n7371f
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381137

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

FLA's unemployment is f'd up - and that's being kind. I have numerous former colleagues and friends who continue to get the run around even though they're clearly unemployed and/or their personal business are broke. It's a heaping pile. Delta employees in Florida who are on a LOA are being denied un...

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by n7371f
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381137

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Sadly, it's unlikely there will be DAL employees in these cities, and many others, once the $ runs out in the fall. All options are on the table regarding head count. One possibility is a NWA-like bankruptcy plan to remove mainline employees from all stations below a certain operating metric (number...

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by n7371f
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381137

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

5801 was the only one considered active late last week. But they are swapping in/out aircraft esp those parked in ATL. It appears DL is still flying some of the 753s. I thought on planespotters, they had indicated that all were parked. Maybe not necessarily put into storage, but maybe a rolling park...

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by n7371f
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63472

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Folks. No company, DAL included, is going to comment to the media about potential negotiations involving scenarios like the 717 for MAX deal. Folks clam down.... while reviewing the books and finding the greatest liability to the "financial" aspects of fleet adjustment, the IDEA of the 717...

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by n7371f
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63472

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Get a grip on reality. If you really believe what you wrote, then you know nothing about aviation. I was really hoping flying Delta would become much easier since I soon wouldn’t have to avoid the MD-88. Don’t tell me I will have another aircraft to stay away from. I’ve always been very passionate a...

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by n7371f
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63472

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Delta is essentially asking Boeing to forgo cash flow when it needs it the most - for an order down the road. And ask yourself, who in the world right now would take the 717's? Not sure Boeing is in a position to bend over for Delta. For Delta's perspective, as usual, it only helps them. They find a...

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by n7371f
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines in this crisis
Replies: 82
Views: 21796

Re: Spirit Airlines in this crisis

I would think the lavish HQ building needs to go for now.

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by n7371f
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63472

Re: DL looking to trade 717s for 100 737 Max

DAL sniffing around the MAX has been out there for a year within the industry. Basically since the crashes. I.E. opportunistic buying.

Very loose talk that perhaps we're attempting to trade in the 717 to take the MAX-8 and in turn park/sell the 738.

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
This is not a source of anything.

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by n7371f
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13892

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

With the exception of SEA-GEG, these routes are for late fall or even early 2021 - not next month or summer. DL is still showing a crazy amount of flights on some city pairings. Is this still a work in progress? I'd hope so. DL ATL-EWR DEC 11>9[9] JAN 10>9[9]] DL ATL-SEA DEC 8>7[6] DL BOS-JFK DEC 8>...

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by n7371f
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 483
Views: 47518

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

757-300 is the lowest operating cost per revenue mile domestic aircraft on a per mile stage. Green time is the key as to what gets parked and what flies. All major maintenance is on hold right now. Internal talk is the MD88/90 fleet will be retired soon. On date was communicated on this week's VP ca...

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by n7371f
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami
Replies: 38
Views: 10667

Re: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami

Good luck. 4-6 months living expectations.

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by n7371f
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines paint scheme
Replies: 20
Views: 6229

Re: American Airlines paint scheme

Expensive paint job.

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by n7371f
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19088

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

Good catch on legacies and their pricing going sky high this past week. Pricing from DL, AA, UA is like they're running 95% load factors. Frontier files request for exemption from service obligation language in CARES act to drop 36 airports temporarily. I think Spirit requested 26. https://www.regul...

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by n7371f
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194156

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Yes. America West Management. Could someone please explain to me why they are oasis retrofitting brand new 321 with screens and are not focusing exclusively first on older legacy US 321 that do not have powerports? Or maybe the one they did is just going to be the prototype? But still, why bother if...

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381137

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Bailout looks more murky with more strings attached by team Mnuchin/Kushner.

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by n7371f
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260934

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

M88 will keep flying in immediate future. With low oil prices and the planes with zero ownership costs, they're actually cheaper to operate than some of the other newer aircraft.

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by n7371f
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff A320 question
Replies: 15
Views: 3619

Re: Braniff A320 question

What a shit show operation and ownership at Braniff II at the end. Surprised no one has ever written a book on it and the shady cast of characters notably Scot Spencer, who was in his young 20's and a Jared Kushner-like character who had the ear of the owner, a NYC-restaurant owner, and suggested ma...

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by n7371f
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19088

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

Breeze is going forward. First E95 is about to come out of MTC in Brazil in their specs and flown to US to begin proving flights. Breeze will operate as a charter airline initially, which by the way was part of a back-up plan should the economy go into the shitter. Complete hiring freeze and everyth...

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by n7371f
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99720

MZJ will welcome B6 fleet now

https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KMZJ
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JetBlue has already sent a couple of aircraft both Airbus and Embraers to Pinal Air Park, with another 10 already in the flight plans. Welcoming JetBlue to the party at Marana!

https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KMZJ

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by n7371f
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 999
Views: 176485

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

MZJ has 2 different companies on site who are in business to cut up aircraft.

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by n7371f
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12682

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

God speed to the CPZ people. Being an ex NW, there's a bit of sadness in Compass representing the last of the NWA brand. But as I've written over the past few years, the writing was on the wall with this garbage operation run by pornstache Leach. Delta tried and tried to help CPZ get their crap toge...

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381137

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

EA CO AS is spot on. Can you imagine the outrage, say in 5-7 years when all of this is forgotten, and DAL management is trying to explain to pompous heads like Jamie Baker on quarterly calls while it's keeping $9-$10 billion in cash just sitting in an account just in case? Wall Street would lose the...

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381137

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

No. 753 are most profitable a/c type in domestic fleet on operating cost vs revenue. But, with everything, none of that means much right now - as the 753 numbers are based upon a 90%+ load factor. The 752 still does routes that the 321 cannot. And most recently DAL was finding good profits running t...

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by n7371f
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139071

Re: American to launch SEA-BLR flights in Oct 2020

What are you trying to communicate? The 23,402 person to blame Delta for going into Seattle? Your grammar is incorrect. If anything, DAL going into the SEA market is even more brilliant given the strong tech economy. Wonder why DAL is still running HND-ICN flights? Because of value of corporate cont...

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