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.Jump to post
LOL. And Rick Leach's stache.
Varsity1 wrote:Jump to postStill owned by Hulas Kanodia..
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
That is strictly up to the US Gov/US Forest Service.Jump to post
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:Jump to postAeromexico says it has not made the decision to initiate Ch. 11 Bankruptcy:
https://twitter.com/SOYCarlosMota/statu ... 9270020097
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Oh they still got 'em.
chrisp390 wrote:Jump to postDo 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?
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...Jump to post
9210 ferried MSP-MZJ 3/16/20.
LHA320 wrote:Jump to postn7371f wrote:There are a couple M90's that ended up in MZJ. At least one has already been scrapped.
9210 - MZJ
9258 - MZJ
9209 - QRO
9263 - QROUA444 wrote:How come none of the MDs went to MZJ or VCV?
I thought 9210 is still at MSP?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
This is a ridiculous rumor.Jump to post