Lowfareair...you're absolutely correct. Because it is <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s AOC, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> must place and operated by Placard on the fuselage. Case in Point, Hooters Air is under Pace Air's operating certificate so they place ...Jump to post
DL can't fly the 727 in commercial revenue service past April 6th since <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> will not have outfitted reinforced cockpit doors. <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> has never planned on installing reinforced cockpit doors. There will be NO...Jump to post
The 7 <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> MD-11 Trans Pacific Aircraft have a crew rest for the pilots. The bunks are located just forward of Door 1. In cruise, the wall pulls out to extend the bunks and doors swing open to enclose the area for the flight crew. The <acronym title="De...Jump to post
I may try to get out there....Jump to post
DL publishes quarterly its time table and its available at all airports served or on any aircraft. At some outstations, you may only find the smaller outstation specific mini schedules but if you ask at the desk, they will have them in back. The latest is the Decvember '02 schedule. I currently have...Jump to post
DL is leveraging the best of both worlds....I get a 33 inch pitched seat with live TV and games on a flight from the North East to Florida, then when its time, I can use my FF points accrual to go just about anywhere in Europe! Now how is that bad? JetBlue can't leverage that advantage! And what cra...Jump to post
Pilot1113, ofcourse this is an attempt to get back market share and compete.....What do you think DL is gonna do, sit back and watch Market Share and profits erode in the name of the underdog. All the pundits are pulling for the underdog and thats fine, but the majors aren't just gonna dissappear! T...Jump to post
There is no 757 in the DL fleet currently being re-fit. The reason you can't consistently pick those seats is because DL currently has 4 configurations and thus in F/C there are 3 different configs where 1EF and 6AB may not be common to all aircraft. They are available day of departure and are assig...Jump to post
They don't need to work out any pilot contract to fly that route...they just need to get the planes configured. ALPA-MEC and DL negotiated two years reprieve on the mods due to 9/11. Not much else needed to work out. Besides, APR '04 is only 15 months away, thats shorter than you think. Yea MD88Capt...Jump to post
7002 already has both the F/A and pilot overhead crew rests...
DL needs 3 777's converted to fly ATL-NRT
7008 has 3x3x3 Y/C seating but needs the overhead crew rest.
The plan is to keep 801, 802, and 804 around until 2 more 777's (7008 and TBD) get converted.
This will happen by APR '04.
I non-reved on Qantas in NOV '01 from LAX to SYD and back. There were two flights, QF12 and I forget the other one. My buddy and I plus a pilot from American and his son were the only non-revs. We were listed on the first flight out (around 11pm-ish) and the flight was sold out in the back. They wer...Jump to post
There are two different configured DL MD-11's The M11 and the M1P. The M1P's were created to fly the 13-14 hour ATL-NRT directs. They have a 258 pax config instead of the 268 M11's. Ships 801-807 are M1P's and ships 808 and on are M11's. The M1P's have an Aux fuel tank in them as well. Why you see b...Jump to post
Dl's Bay 10 (the large paint hangar facing the runway) is not currently used for paint. Of the 3 DL paint hangars in ATL, Bays 10, 11, and 12, bay 11 (narrowbody) is the only operational paint hangar. (Bays 11 and 12 face east). Bays 10 and 12 are used for spill over maintenance and hance the contra...Jump to post
Hey MD88 Pilot....my quotations around the management is probably a discussion better left off line. Perhaps we can email each other some day... none the less...yes I have in-sight into the 764 crew rest and the 777 crew rest since that is what I work on....but they are buying more because of the AL...Jump to post
Delta "Management" is actually starting up Crew-Rest facilities again on the 777's such that the 3 MD-11's will be gone by end of 2003.
Artsyman...right on with your posts...
UAL777contail.... I tend to agree with you that Tilton will bring UAL around. There are some issues I dissagree with and that is especially on the organized labor at UAL. I don't believe that any of the unions will end up helping one another. The Unions postured to prohesized rhetoric to get the old...Jump to post
Technically, seat pitch is measured between the CenterLine of the front foot of one seat to the CL of the front foot of the next seat. You try not to use armrests or seat backs because you can can have unique seats such as front row seats that have in arm tray tables which will have a different desi...Jump to post
I highly doubt that SQ and Malaysia will end the sky miles deals...heck United is a direct competitor and we have sky miles deals with them. Also the Air Canada code sharing pact is due to go into affect soon! Any they are in Star Alliance...so anything about being in another alliance and not cooper...Jump to post
Before 9/11 the 777 intended to fly Trans-Pac ops. Once DL gets three 777's modified with the overhead crew rest, the 777 will replace the MD-11 on the ATL-NRT run. Don't hold your breath though, DL was given to years reprieve on the ALPA contract from 9/11 to accomplish the overhead mods. There are...Jump to post
Actually, loads were very good on the flight however the problems were as follows: 1) Tiny Margins: While loads were high, the price for tickets were quite low whereby margins were slim to none. 2) Competition: As pointed above, 5 airlines on the route and 4 of which flew to Heathrow not Gatwick 3) ...Jump to post
Rogue Trader....much of it has to do with the fact that a crew of 12 have to work 11 hours on a 12 hour flight. Its similar to anything else, they need to get off their feet get an adequate level of rest in order to maintain a sufficient level of awareness in the work environment. Many safety factor...Jump to post
A couple of things should be stated first: 1) Are we talking about Pilots or both Pilots and F/A's 2) The regulations should be stipulated first: To answer the above questions, i'll assume that both the F/A's and the pilots are being referred to. The FARs mandate that on all flights over 8 hours but...Jump to post
One 777 in the DL fleet has an overhead crew rest in the crown of the aircraft. 8 Bunks for the F/A's and 2 bunks for the Pilots. The pilot crew rest is located near door 1, the F/A crew rest is located near door 3. As for the 764, there is no space available to place an overhead crew rest facility,...Jump to post
Those are direct view panels. On newer model type aircraft the FARs require that approximately 80% (I could be wrong on that percentage) of the cabin needs to be viewed from/covered by a F/A seated in their jumpseat for TT&L. The F/As are only allowed to move laterally in their seat between 6 and 12...Jump to post
Pretty much along the lines of what Rick said, the FARs (Federal Aviation Regulations) require 1 relief pilot for flight between 8 and 12 hours in length. Flights over 12 hours require 2 relief pilots. The crews will divide up the time between top of climb and top of descent and take breaks accordin...Jump to post
Thanks AKelley728.... No 26K per seat is not really to low for that type of seat...it may be a tad low when throwing in IFE but really it is still a conventional seat design. If CO retrofitted these new seats with existing IFE then I'm sure they saved much money. Redeye, you are right though that pi...Jump to post
Continental along with several other airlines like Cathays new Business Class seats are marketing flat (180 degree or there abouts) seats that are not Horizontal seats. The idea in cabin configurations is obviously to get as flat (horizontal) as you can without soaking up station to station pitch. N...Jump to post
now I can't really agree with you on some points with you skyhawk. (excuse me for my typing, i'm sitting in paris on a French keyboard while i'm doing this response) I personally don't believe Delta did anything wrong in their approach with the F/A's however I won't argue that specific lineitem sinc...Jump to post
There are about a dozen or so companies in the world who make commercial transport aircraft seating. Manufacturers are located in England, Wales, Ireland, USA, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Japan. There are others but they are minor in the grand scheme of things are they just focus on general a...Jump to post
For the most part, all seats in a 2-4-2 config have the same width, likewise in a 2-3-2, all seats have the same width. In a typical 2-3-2 config, seat width is roughly 18" between the insides of the armrests. In a 2-4-2 config, your looking at more like a 15.5" and.or a 16" pax width. I've worked o...Jump to post
The correct terminology for Door Configuration is stipulated in FAR 25.807 amdt 25-46 Type A - rated for 110 pax - 42" x 72" Type B - 75 pax Tpye C - 55 pax Type I - 45 pax - min opening 24" wide x 48" high Type II - 40 pax - min opening 20" x 44" Type III - 35 pax - min opening 20" x 36" Type IV - ...Jump to post