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by DLASFlyer
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20403

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

Do Delta mainline employees handle Delta flights in SEA? Or is it a DGS station?

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20403

Alaska meltdown at SEA

Sounds like a nightmare at SEA last night. AS blames problems on a shortage of ground handling crews and rain. Planes waiting hours for gates, flights departing without any bags loaded, etc. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/shortage-of-baggage-handlers-wreaks-havoc-on-alaska-airlines-holida...

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 27345

Re: AS to add mainline BIL/BZN/MSO - SEA

Still can't believe AS doesn't serve JAC, the second largest airport gateway to Yellowstone/Grand Teton besides BZN.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8610

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

This is a good start. I hope it gains traction. Unfortunately I cannot view the article. Is there a fee for this service? I do not think a security clearance fee would be unreasonable. You are using a service, so paying for the screening should be expected. I'd like to see the limits adjusted hourl...

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8610

SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

SeaTac Airport has made permanent a trial program allowing anyone to visit the secure side of the airport for any reason. Guests just have to fill out an online form and present a QR code and ID at the security checkpoint. Limited to 100 people per day for now. https://www.seattletimes.com/life/trav...

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 183
Views: 45278

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

This is the issue Delta faced using a 330-200 on SLC-NRT. Easily in "range" but when you factor in SLC altitude and summer weather it really just couldn't work despite Delta wanting it to. They had to block off too many seats and really restrict cargo. DEN didn't even have a Tokyo link un...

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by DLASFlyer
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 10917

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

Delta seems unstoppable these days. From a customer's perspective it is an impeccably run business.

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old LAX T3 with Over wing Jet Bridge
Replies: 31
Views: 6543

Re: Old LAX T3 with Over wing Jet Bridge

The crazy thing is that terminal is still in use today and looks almost the same as in that photo.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Schedules 321s into JAC
Replies: 27
Views: 5459

Re: DL Schedules 321s into JAC

The DL flights have always been full when I'm there in winter. A few years ago the SLC-JAC flights were mostly RJ's and now there are more mainline aircraft. (in my experience) Delta's 3x daily SLC-JAC A319 flights now run 364 days a year (only 2x on Christmas.) It is a huge improvement from the da...

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Schedules 321s into JAC
Replies: 27
Views: 5459

Re: DL Schedules 321s into JAC

A320’s and 738’s don’t work well in JAC. Even the A319 was tight when I flew in there. We frequently needed a decent headwind to maximize payload on takeoff. The NEO and MAX should perform better The A319 has become quite the heavy lifter in JAC. At times this summer, there were more than 10 daily ...

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Schedules 321s into JAC
Replies: 27
Views: 5459

Re: DL Schedules 321s into JAC

WN732 wrote:
People from MSP don't go to an equally cold place in the winter, unless they like to ski. Then they would go to Salt Lake City, or Denver for that.


Might want to tell that to United and American who are flying daily all winter from Chicago. Nevermind winter service from all three NYC airports.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Schedules 321s into JAC
Replies: 27
Views: 5459

Re: DL Schedules 321s into JAC

The flights are currently loaded as 73G on weekdays and 757 on Saturdays. I guarantee they won't be flying the A321 into JAC. That PDF isn't accurate. Thanks for looking. Is MSP-JAC really done after January 5th? That would be a major loss. It was 2x daily at times this summer. JAC is a very season...

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Schedules 321s into JAC
Replies: 27
Views: 5459

Re: DL Schedules 321s into JAC

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
The flights are currently loaded as 73G on weekdays and 757 on Saturdays.

I guarantee they won't be flying the A321 into JAC. That PDF isn't accurate.


Thanks for looking. Is MSP-JAC really done after January 5th? That would be a major loss. It was 2x daily at times this summer.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Schedules 321s into JAC
Replies: 27
Views: 5459

DL Schedules 321s into JAC

According to the latest winter flight schedule from the Jackson Hole Airport, Delta will begin flying Airbus 321s from ATL from February 16th, 2020, replacing the 757-200. I am surprised as JAC's runway is only 6,300 feet long at 6,450' in elevation. To my knowledge, no airline has ever served JAC w...

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 183
Views: 45278

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

The picture of the Delta boarding podium shows they have finally settled on the new prototype. Several were tested in ATL. One of the first installations was GEG where 4 of the new podiums were installed along with waiting area screens and flight display information above the boarding door. Do you ...

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena
Replies: 37
Views: 6187

Re: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena

Is it me or are legacy carriers pulling out of stadium name rights deals left and right? Only one I can think of left is American Airlines Center in Dallas. It used to be everywhere. Continental Airlines Arena, US Airways Center etc. Remember 2006 NBA Finals? American Airlines Series. There's an Al...

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DGS Update?
Replies: 26
Views: 6258

Re: DGS Update?

DGS just started in Jackson Hole (JAC) last week and it seems they were unable to attract very many ex-SkyWest people or other locals to work for them at $17 an hour. DGS appears to have brought in a large number of people from other stations who are staying in hotels. Is that ramp and ticket count...

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DGS Update?
Replies: 26
Views: 6258

Re: DGS Update?

DGS just started in Jackson Hole (JAC) last week and it seems they were unable to attract very many ex-SkyWest people or other locals to work for them at $17 an hour. DGS appears to have brought in a large number of people from other stations who are staying in hotels.

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by DLASFlyer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake City Aviation Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 8386

Re: Salt Lake City Aviation Thread

My wish list:
SLC-YEG
SLC-YUL
SLC-YLW
SLC-KOA
SLC-FAR
SLC-DRO
SLC-BDL
SLC-ALB

Saw DL is about to go 4x daily mainline SLC-JAC for the first time in a long time.

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by DLASFlyer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 bins
Replies: 39
Views: 9826

Re: Delta A321 bins

Delta reconfigured A320/319s and didn’t take much thought to anything really: they cut galleys in half and put CRJ size lavatories on board- later on they created a makeshift retrofit to the galley because it was so tight the FA were all complaining about taking care of 150 pax out of a closet size...

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by DLASFlyer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 bins
Replies: 39
Views: 9826

Re: Delta A321 bins

The other (aftermarket) bins on the A319 and 320 are much better. My only beef is they don’t stay all the way down when open and empty.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AA hub at PHX
Replies: 103
Views: 12194

Re: Future of AA hub at PHX

Phoenix is the fastest growing large metro in the nation.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pays $22mil fine for falsifying mail delivery records
Replies: 7
Views: 4689

Re: AA pays $22mil fine for falsifying mail delivery records

Ironic this is way bigger than most fines for maintenance violations.

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16136

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

Denver has become such a miserable place to connect or originate. SLC is a breeze and about to get even better.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 18268

Re: DL Pilot Pulled from Flight after Alcohol was found

The primary source - the Minneapolis Star Tribune - says he was arrested pre-security in terminal 1. Very different from the Fox News drama about a full airplane.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Airbus A220 routes; includes SEA-ATL
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

Re: New DL Airbus A220 routes; includes SEA-ATL

SLC-JFK too.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 854 Circling Over the Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 7086

Re: UAL 854 Circling Over the Gulf of Mexico

There are few things United does better than others but their flight status tool with full explanations is awesome.

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to End JAC Ground Handling
Replies: 7
Views: 2823

Re: SkyWest to End JAC Ground Handling

Update: United went with United Ground Express and Delta Delta Global Services.

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by DLASFlyer
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 7016

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

deebee278 wrote:
This being the USA, the Mother will find a lawyer and sue Spirit.


More like the lawyer will find the mother and sue Spirit.

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by DLASFlyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires
Replies: 11
Views: 2624

Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

As usual, Delta fared better than others getting its flights out last night. All four delayed a few hours while United canceled four and delayed a fifth 12.5 hours.

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by DLASFlyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 8380

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. I'm sorry but this is right up there with reading ...

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by DLASFlyer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 68
Views: 15823

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Delta safety video now says: “If you lose an electronic device between your seat, do not adjust your seat and ask a crew member for assistance.”

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by DLASFlyer
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 14969

DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

"The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport would be suspended between 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. ET Thursday to allow a ceremonial flyover of military aircraft during President Donald Trump's Independence Day event." htt...

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by DLASFlyer
Thu May 16, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 21528

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

No fan of Pepsi but the Bubly Lime sparking water (LaCroix knockoff) is a nice addition.

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by DLASFlyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176402

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/ELX843


So bizarre the new livery still uses the old Amazon Prime logo. If you go to Amazon.com, the prime logo is a completely different font and weight and has been for over a year.
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KCVGSpotter wrote:
Amazon's next 737-800 (N843DM) is headed stateside. 843 will become N5113A.

https://www.flightradar24.com/ELX843


So bizarre the new livery still uses the old Amazon Prime logo. If you go to Amazon.com, the prime logo is a completely different font and weight and has been for over a year.

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by DLASFlyer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to End JAC Ground Handling
Replies: 7
Views: 2823

Re: SkyWest to End JAC Ground Handling

FormerBHMRamper wrote:
They are ending ground ops at all of their stations, not just JAC....


That would be big news. They are currently hiring ground agents at the following airports:

BFF
CDC
CPR
CYS
FCA
JAC
HYS
IDA
LBF
LBL
PBG
PRC
PSC
SHD
SWF
UIN

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by DLASFlyer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to End JAC Ground Handling
Replies: 7
Views: 2823

SkyWest to End JAC Ground Handling

SkyWest, the longtime ground handling contractor for Delta and United at the Jackson Hole Airport, will end both contracts September 4th. The two airlines account for more than two thirds of all traffic at JAC and it will be interesting to see who bids. The other current ground handler is Envoy for ...

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by DLASFlyer
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 MAX Production storage during grounding.
Replies: 37
Views: 6274

Re: Where will Boeing park undelivered MAXs?

I thought I saw an undelivered Comair MAX in Spokane the other day. Do some of them go there for outfitting? If so, there is plenty of space to park some there.

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1915
Views: 444087

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

https://abc13.com/live/23374/
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Brandon757 wrote:
Does anyone know if the NTSB briefing is streaming anywhere? I can't seem to find it.


Live stream:
https://abc13.com/live/23374/

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?
Replies: 38
Views: 6657

Re: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?

They have replaced most of the 757 flying at JAC with A319s. I hope to see the A220 in JAC sometime if it is capable enough.

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival
Replies: 33
Views: 3792

Re: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival

The modern version is Delta FAs coming through with their tablets showing individual passengers their connections.

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by DLASFlyer
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 611211

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Buyantukhaa wrote:
And Helios scenario too (where they lost consciousness) with 121 fatalities.


At 5,000 feet? I'm writing this post from a higher point than that.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 611211

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

How much scheduled maintenance work would have been performed by Lion Air in the first three months? Obviously bad maintenance or pilot error come to mind in this part of the world but some sort of Boeing or CFM issue crosses my mind.

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by DLASFlyer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 611211

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

If the final vertical speed was in fact -30,000 ft/min, will the recorders even be salvageable?

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by DLASFlyer
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 68785

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

SEA-JAC is still the only domestic SEA market Delta flies that AS does not.

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by DLASFlyer
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6676

Re: Delta Airlines Q2 earnings thread

MODS: Please change thread title (should be Delta, or Delta Air Lines, but not Delta Airlines). Also, this thread will not be used for all Q2 earnings discussions, only Q2, 2018. Propose alternate title instead: DELTA Q2, 2018 earnings thread. Official DELTA news release: https://news.delta.com/del...

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by DLASFlyer
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 120
Views: 18900

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Sad to see the mighty 757 almost extinct in SLC.

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