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by n7371f
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450877

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Well hopefully the downturn will allow these more fringe carriers to scrape off the mediocre pilots. The paper trail for the FO of resignations from clearly failing training and then failure to upgrade (yeah, Mesa!) should've been obvious to anyone.

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by n7371f
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who holds the Trans States Airlines certificate now?
Replies: 14
Views: 2792

Re: Who holds the Trans States Airlines certificate now?

LOL. And Rick Leach's stache.

Varsity1 wrote:
Still owned by Hulas Kanodia..

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by n7371f
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 33592

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

They did some checks at MSP. Besides ATL and QRO, were MD-88/MD-90 heavy checks done anywhere else over the decades? As relatively popular as the MD-90 was at SLC, I don't recall any Mad Dog heavy checks being done there (before the merger, Western Airlines was mainly a Boeing operator except the DC...

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by n7371f
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14770

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

What does this mean? Delta's JV partnerships have future value in the pist Covid19 world. They invested and lost. What they must do next is become more adaptable when revenue is available. I'm thinking G4 (Allegiant) with 2x/week service with rapidly shifting routes. I'm still trying to figure out h...

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by n7371f
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14770

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

73G is an expensive airplane to fly on CASM. It's even worse when you're only seating 60% cap. And they have the 319 now from NWA that can run the routes of the 73G was ordered when DAL was a standalone carrier. Yes, tons of operational and maintenance commonality with the 738/739 fleet, but still a...

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by n7371f
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151306

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Only Breeze SOC/FlightOps will be MSP based - and that's only so it can get the operation up and running quickly under the local FAA office which has oversight of CPZ certificate. Eventually it will relocate to SLC where Breeze corporate is. I wouldn't even expect Breeze flights at MSP. New rumor is...

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by n7371f
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 126
Views: 29026

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

Fair question. No idea. Just telling you the loose talk I've heard. Honestly doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. This is the airline in which former DL/NW CEO Richard Anderson is rumored to be linked to. Whispers within DAL GO that RA is coming back to work for a ULCC. He lives in Houston. Why woul...

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by n7371f
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151306

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Yeah what happened to the posts from last evening the disappeared regarding ALPA? Which by the way is a non-factor after further research. Pilot/union contracts are with companies, they are not attached to certificates. By buying Compass’s certificate Breeze is under no obligation to take Compass pi...

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by n7371f
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 126
Views: 29026

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

This is the airline in which former DL/NW CEO Richard Anderson is rumored to be linked to. Whispers within DAL GO that RA is coming back to work for a ULCC. He lives in Houston.

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by n7371f
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380834

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

This just sucks. Unfortunately it's just the beginning. There are going to be numerous stations above and below that go from DAL to 3rd party. Think cities like BOI and TUS. DL announced the closing of three line mtc stations this week. All are relatively small with less than 20 AMT each, BDL, CHS, ...

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by n7371f
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying west: female pioneer Captain Emily Howell Warner
Replies: 4
Views: 2085

Re: Flying west: female pioneer Captain Emily Howell Warner

Well said... And the part about Frontier being trailblazing...that was some of the most challenging flying across the Rocky Mountain west. A mention on the passing of Capt. Emily Howell Warner, the first female pilot hired at a US scheduled airline (original Frontier)! Emily was also the first femal...

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by n7371f
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying west: female pioneer Captain Emily Howell Warner
Replies: 4
Views: 2085

Flying west: female pioneer Captain Emily Howell Warner

A mention on the passing of Capt. Emily Howell Warner, the first female pilot hired at a US scheduled airline (original Frontier)! Emily was also the first female captain (737) and captain of the first all-female crew at a US scheduled airline, again original Frontier. Her Frontier uniform is on dis...

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by n7371f
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 67
Views: 15524

Re: 753 and 764 Survival

DL is currently in the middle of the process of overhauling "midlife" interiors on the 764. DL marketing really likes this aircraft into LHR. DL just redid the interiors on the 764 fleet, so I doubt they would retire, but we are in uncharted territory. They did with the 777 as well -- but ...

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by n7371f
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has a hail encounter.
Replies: 42
Views: 9039

Re: Delta has a hail encounter.

Yep. And ABC News, always a sucker for anything "emergency" involving a plane, made it sound like life and death with David Tree. Delta found the hail in the east coast storms yesterday. That radome looks a mess. Wonder if the ATC audio is available for this event? https://simpleflying.com...

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by n7371f
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1942
Views: 242535

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Industry, at least competitor expectation, is AA won't be adding domestic SEA with rare exception. Plan is to rely nearly exclusively on AS feed. Of course that was the DL/AS plan too until AS announced an enhanced codeshare with AA a month later and Richard Anderson went to the board for approval o...

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by n7371f
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138973

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

100% incorrect. Not under this Admin. And if AA doesn't demand divesture from competing allegiances, then they're idiots or desperate. Of not AS arrogance in refusing to heed to DAL/Richard Anderson's arrogant demands that it leave 4 alliances competitive to Delta is similar. I wonder if AS will hav...

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by n7371f
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Has Cancelled 97 Flights So Far Today??
Replies: 43
Views: 9388

Re: Frontier Has Cancelled 97 Flights So Far Today??

LOL sounds like a bush league operation. Where was BB? Eating out getting fatter? OK that's a low blow. But so too is F9's operations. Told from ALPA source that marketing failed to alert flight ops about additional flying this weekend and it dropped/opened suddenly. What an operation. Geez. I also ...

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by n7371f
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL partially resumes some in-flight offerings
Replies: 14
Views: 4578

Re: DL partially resumes some in-flight offerings

DAL is also removing the blocked seating at 1AB-CD on its 717,737,320 fleet in next few weeks. First class inventory goes to 50% capacity. Flight attendants on these aircraft will again sit side-by-side at the 1L jump seat wearing newly issued goggles along with face shields.

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by n7371f
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16468

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Of interest inflight entertainment providers, and this includes Delta FP, are scrambling to rearrange in-seat TV for non-contact. I've seen some prototypes some of which include a bluetooth system using a smart phone. As for AA, they can't figure out who they are it seems. At their core they're Amer...

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by n7371f
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1942
Views: 242535

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

In case anyone wanted to know how desperate AA is to generate cash flow, look no further than trying to add SEA-Shanghai. It's idiotic to be adding international in this day and age to begin with. Then add your debt is $40 billion, your credit rating stinks, you can't borrow more money unless it's a...

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by n7371f
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do AA, DL and UA Still have non-ETOPS Widebodies?
Replies: 23
Views: 7896

Re: Do AA, DL and UA Still have non-ETOPS Widebodies?

3876-3895 remain ETOPS. 3853-3875 were decommissioned from ETOPS. DL has all widebodies currently ETOPS. NW was super late to the ETOPS game with their first ETOPS aircraft being the A333 and the B753 in 2003. A portion of the later build 757s 5600s were ETOPS capable and eventually made full ETOPS ...

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by n7371f
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 765
Views: 70232

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Huge would mean 2 737's a day.

EA CO AS wrote:
PAEPHX has been huge for AS.

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by n7371f
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A333 and A332 New Interiors?
Replies: 26
Views: 5345

Re: Delta A333 and A332 New Interiors?

This is pipe dream stuff folks...Going to be years until the 330 non NEO fleet is addressed.

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by n7371f
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 765
Views: 70232

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

AS pilots can't do anything about it. They allowed company unlimited regional growth in last contract. If management hypothetically wanted to put E195's at QX, they could and add as many ships as they wanted. I can't imagine that the AS mainline pilots are particularly happy about this. SEA-ANC/FAI ...

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by n7371f
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380834

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

While we're at it...is it possible to bring nwa.com and the Northwest mainframe out of storage?

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by n7371f
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 430
Views: 40083

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

Minimal. Don't have technical expertise personally but been told many times the -5A1/-5A3 is essentially the same engine. More in software differences and performance package. In fact 3234-3250 were delivered as -5A1 to Northwest and later converted by NWA to -5A3. I should also note that the last 2...

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by n7371f
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?
Replies: 23
Views: 4319

Re: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?

No one is going to convert large body tankers if the US Gov currently believes the 6-8 hulls it currently contracts with for fire season is enough. And that is the stance, maddening to many, of the US Forest Service. That is strictly up to the US Gov/US Forest Service. No they can convert as many as...

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by n7371f
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Not Answering Phones!
Replies: 15
Views: 2864

Re: Delta Not Answering Phones!

Uhhhhhhhh.... Delta has admitted internally it allowed too many phone res/agents to take leaves and it's put them in a bind. I know first hand. Had a 9 hour call back time the other week on the Diamond line. It's not good. The leaves expire at the end of this month and the problem should be quickly ...

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by n7371f
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?
Replies: 23
Views: 4319

Re: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?

That is strictly up to the US Gov/US Forest Service.

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Told from inside Delta HQ that expectation is AM will file Ch 11 in US. No response to whether or not DAL is assisting legally.

Ishrion wrote:
Aeromexico says it has not made the decision to initiate Ch. 11 Bankruptcy:

https://twitter.com/SOYCarlosMota/statu ... 9270020097

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by n7371f
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122957

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I show 3512 also at 617k MTOW.

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by n7371f
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger

To answer the thread subject line: not much...

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by n7371f
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380834

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

There have been 6 757-351ET (5802-5806, 5809) down in QRO that should be down with heavy checks (actually were supposed to be done in time for summer heavy traffic). Don't have info accessible but likely them. Aircraft returned from storage Mon 6/15: 2 B739 MZJ-ATL 1 A321 MCI-BOS Total aircraft retu...

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by n7371f
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did UA retire their 737-222?
Replies: 14
Views: 3397

Re: When did UA retire their 737-222?

The -222 were gone by 99. The ex Frontier -291A/2A1A left November 1, 2001 in masse along with the 727 fleet due to 9/11. When did UA retire their original 737-222s they bought new from Boeing in 1968-69? I know they retired the 737-200 completely Halloween 2001 due to 9/11, but those were the old F...

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by n7371f
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 430
Views: 40083

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

Ships 3251-3278 have plenty of life left in them. The a/c from 3209 through 3250 are older by about a decade on average but some of them may stick around for a while given their recent HMV.

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by n7371f
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs
Replies: 24
Views: 12119

Re: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs

Oh they still got 'em.

chrisp390 wrote:
Do the 737's still say "Proudly all Boeing" or has that been removed now that they have had Airbus and Embraer in the fleet for 2+ years?

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by n7371f
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380834

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

And a 321 is suppose to ferry Marana-SLC Tuesday.

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
Since last week DL has taken the following aircraft out of storage:

BYH
4 A359

MCI
3 A321
3 B739

MZJ
2 B739

VCV
1 B739

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by n7371f
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?
Replies: 43
Views: 13901

Re: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?

Coming in on the M88 Monday I did not see a single plane on the southernmost runway. Plenty parked at DL North and numerous CRJ's outside the old NWA hangar on the south field. Aircraft are primarily in the following places stored: Storage MCI BHM BYH - MD88, MD90 retirements; the 4 A359s are leavin...

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by n7371f
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260747

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

9210 ferried MSP-MZJ 3/16/20.

LHA320 wrote:
n7371f wrote:
There are a couple M90's that ended up in MZJ. At least one has already been scrapped.

9210 - MZJ
9258 - MZJ

Meanwhile...

9209 - QRO
9263 - QRO


UA444 wrote:
How come none of the MDs went to MZJ or VCV?


I thought 9210 is still at MSP?

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by n7371f
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260747

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

There are a couple M90's that ended up in MZJ. At least one has already been scrapped.

9210 - MZJ
9258 - MZJ

Meanwhile...

9209 - QRO
9263 - QRO


UA444 wrote:
How come none of the MDs went to MZJ or VCV?

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by n7371f
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 765
Views: 70232

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

WN has only operated the GEG-SJC nonstop for a couple of years, if that. But, yes, a small competitive move by AS in GEG after years of ignoring the market with just running everything over SEA and PDX while WN added nonstops to SJC, SMF, SAN (although SAN is not coming back - at least for the winte...

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by n7371f
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260747

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

This is the shared heavy maintenance facility with Aeromexico. Both M90's are taped up on the side of the tramp. Have not heard what they're going to do with them. At this moment, with 1 MD-88 and 3 MD-90s still waiting to be moved into the Historic column in the planespotters.net database, DL's avg...

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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: 260747

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: 260747

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: 19782

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: 17342

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: 17342

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: 39112

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: 260747

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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