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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Delta seems unstoppable these days. From a customer's perspective it is an impeccably run business.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
UA tried and failed a couple years ago with IAD-JAC so the IAD-EGE cut is not too surprising.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Ironic this is way bigger than most fines for maintenance violations.Jump to post
Denver has become such a miserable place to connect or originate. SLC is a breeze and about to get even better.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
"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...Jump to post
Menzies strikes again.Jump to post
KCVGSpotter wrote:Amazon's next 737-800 (N843DM) is headed stateside. 843 will become N5113A.
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 ...Jump to post
Brandon757 wrote:Does anyone know if the NTSB briefing is streaming anywhere? I can't seem to find it.
The 787 was a mistake?Jump to post
Buyantukhaa wrote:And Helios scenario too (where they lost consciousness) with 121 fatalities.
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.Jump to post
If the final vertical speed was in fact -30,000 ft/min, will the recorders even be salvageable?Jump to post
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...Jump to post