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by TTailedTiger
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF
Replies: 27
Views: 4558

Re: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF

You’re making a lot of assertions with no facts to support them. Prior to its upgauging, SNA was running a 94% LF — in the fall and winter months. That it went to a 757, wasn’t for operational reasons. My business is based in Irvine and my coworkers and I take these flights frequently — without an ...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF
Replies: 27
Views: 4558

Re: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF

I realize that you’re negative on all things DTW, but since we’re discussing facts, please justify your statement. NW operates DTW-SNA continuously for over a decade, before dropping it as part of a network synergy — numerous secondary west coast markets were dropped from DTW, as east coast markets...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF
Replies: 27
Views: 4558

Re: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF

Start thinking 2019 early. :bouncy: I can't imagine that DTW-SMF route will be popular with those times..but I'm sure the management at DL is much smarter than I am. Not really. They've tried DTW-SNA several times and it always fails. I realize that you’re negative on all things DTW, but since we’r...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF
Replies: 27
Views: 4558

Re: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF

Start thinking 2019 early. :bouncy: I can't imagine that DTW-SMF route will be popular with those times..but I'm sure the management at DL is much smarter than I am. Not really. They've tried DTW-SNA several times and it always fails. Did you mean DTW-SMF? Cuz those are two totally different animal...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF
Replies: 27
Views: 4558

Re: DL Announces CMH-SLC, DTW-SMF

CMH-SLC was teased as returning in April and is a resumption of a service which previously ran from 2005-2008, while I'm guessing DTW-SMF is new. Both begin June 17, 2018. CMH-SLC (319): https://news.delta.com/more-westward-options-columbus-ohio-customers-delta-s-new-salt-lake-city-service DTW-SMF ...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34971

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

So if they had used the A320 in the post would you think they were about to order more of them? LH is an airline. They are going to use an airplane in their photos on social media. They just happened to use a photo of their A380 in this one. It means nothing.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's end Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 65
Views: 3935

Re: Let's end Daylight Saving Time

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:
Yeah stay on DST. Why wouldn't you want as much daylight as possible?


You do realize there is no more daylight during DST, don’t you..

GF


You know exactly what I mean. Most people want the sun to be out later in the day. Some of you start arguments over the most petty things.

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries
Replies: 32
Views: 4948

Re: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries

We had some excellent pilots on my last flight. As soon as the MD-88 passed through 10,000 FT the seatbelt sign went off and stayed off until descent. That's the way it should be. I was surprised but pleased since Delta pilots are known for turning on the seatbelt sign at the slightest hint of rough...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's end Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 65
Views: 3935

Re: Let's end Daylight Saving Time

Yeah stay on DST. Why wouldn't you want as much daylight as possible?

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 8609

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

Well a better idea would be to use glass plates and real silverware instead of paper and plastic in the Sky Clubs.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on KLM Fleet Plans?
Replies: 34
Views: 7491

Re: Update on KLM Fleet Plans?

Wouldn't it make more sense for AF and KLM to operate the A320 series so they could shuffle them between the two brands as demand changes? I assume the 737 was ordered before AF and KLM merger. I certainly can't imagine AF ever ordering the 737.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Catering Workers Vote to Unionize
Replies: 15
Views: 2836

Re: United Airlines Catering Workers Vote to Unionize

It's time for United to shut Chelsea down or sell it off. When did Chelsea open a kitchen at SFO? Never, SFO is catered and serviced by Gate Gourmet. Why should it be shut down? The costs are going to skyrocket with a union. It won't be worth the headache when you can find another catering company ...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 35566

Re: United proposes purchasing the a321lr for trasnatlantic flights

I don't know why people think United is canceling or converting the A350 order. Before, the A350-1000 was intended to be a smaller replacement for the 747s. Now that there is the 777-300ER, they converted the order to A350-900s and pushed the timeframe back. This timeframe coincides with the beginn...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 35566

Re: United proposes purchasing the a321lr for trasnatlantic flights

I think this is more a message to Boeing to move forward on a 757/767 replacement than an actual intent to buy A321LR. UA hasn't invested anything in the A320neo program yet, and eventually this may become a small narrowbody fleet at the carrier. Plus, I think they want more range than they would g...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29941

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

What he meant is that it is unheard of to order a new aircraft type just because your maintenance team can get better at repairing it. How's ordering A350 over 787 in this case would leave profit on the table? Factoring in operations in this case would definitely be in A350's favour since LH will h...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29941

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

What is stupid is to leave profit on the table. If operating a bunch of 787s makes the most profit when both operations and MRO is factored in, that's what you do. What he meant is that it is unheard of to order a new aircraft type just because your maintenance team can get better at repairing it. ...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29941

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

Why doesn't LH want to serve midsize markets? They never have and I don't see that changing which is why I think the 787 has no chance. Airbus only makes large wide-bodies and that seems to be all LH is interested in operating. Bigger is better isn't always the best philosophy. The only small widebo...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 14006

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

They screwed up, this idiot should be spending some time in a cell whilst contemplating his life choices. Have seen it myself on other carriers, there was a very similar incident I witnessed on a WizzAir flight where the crew even continued to serve a racially abusive passenger with more alcohol. H...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta proposes MSP-PVG
Replies: 124
Views: 16629

Re: Delta proposes MSP-PVG

AA closing down ORD routes to China is probably a part of the timing, and the route makes some sense. Recent development at MSP looks a lot like pressure testing DTW and MSP for long-term viability. The economic chess board for airlines changes significantly each decade, and the conditions that sup...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29941

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

The article is being kind of dishonest claiming LH operates 728 aircraft. That would be like AA or DL including their regional jets in their fleet count. The public wants to know what kind of new aircraft LH will be flying. There should be separate articles for Austrian, Swiss, Eurowings, etc.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29941

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

Lol ok. I'm sure Boeing will get right to work of that proposal. There's no way LH could say they are giving the 787 serious consideration with a straight face.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta proposes MSP-PVG
Replies: 124
Views: 16629

Re: Delta proposes MSP-PVG

AA closing down ORD routes to China is probably a part of the timing, and the route makes some sense. Recent development at MSP looks a lot like pressure testing DTW and MSP for long-term viability. The economic chess board for airlines changes significantly each decade, and the conditions that sup...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 11435

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

As long as the frame moves to open MCOCDG ...... Outside stations other than major cities/hubs generally only see either AMS or CDG. So as long as AMS is flying I doubt you'll see CDG in the near future. If you don't understand that MCO is a "major city" (whatever that is) for DL, you are...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 25538

Re: Delta Strives to Reach New Heights...Gay Porno

Another reason I doubt the employee will be disciplined is because Delta doesn't want to ruffle any feathers in the wake of a union campaign.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 25538

Re: Delta Strives to Reach New Heights...Gay Porno

Years ago Delta fired a flight attendant for taking seductive photos on the 767. But she was fully clothed. But that was a different company. Delta used to be a traditional airline. Since the merger with NWA they moved to an ultra-modern anything goes type of philosophy. It has gone to the heads of ...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State
Replies: 53
Views: 3948

Re: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State

I don't have a shred of compassion or sympathy for people who die in a car crash because they were not buckled up. God bless the souls of the two innocent bystanders whose lives were wiped out because of a reckless moron at the wheel. Agreed. Only minors should be required to wear seatbelts and hel...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 16389

Re: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE

I'm shocked that service to Iceland from secondary cities on a two-bit airline didn't print money. Really, you could knock me over with a feather.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of UA's Airbus Fleet
Replies: 40
Views: 8163

Re: Future of UA's Airbus Fleet

I would guess the 737-8 will replace the 319/320. There may be an order for a few 737-7 for airports where their performance is needed. But it seems UA wants to simplify their mainline fleet. Their future fleet may look something like this: 737NG/Max 797 787 777 359 (I'm personally suspicious of thi...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 6787

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

It seems people from Detroit would do well to learn what the saying "don't look a gift horse in the mouth" means. Like I said in another thread, they seem to think they are owed service to every corner of the earth. They should be deliriously happy to have the service they have with DL. No...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 441398

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I am excited with the prospect of traditionally narrowbody only airlines ordering the 797 for upguaging current capacity as well as going into new city pairs. I could definitely see airlines like Alaska and Copa ordering the 797 to expand their operations now that a smaller and highly efficient wide...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?
Replies: 46
Views: 7611

Re: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?

Good to see IAD get additional service. A shame that UA can't find a true southeast hub. Traveling within the south on UA is all but impossible.

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leftist radical torches hard working Trump supporter’s truck
Replies: 58
Views: 2782

Re: Leftist radical torches hard working Trump supporter’s truck

I certainly wouldn't shed a tear over any of those worthless pieces of sh*t. But no, I want them to live long, healthy and prosperous lives with the scarlet letter D for deplorable tattooed on each and every one of their foreheads. What a sickening post. You should be ashamed of yourself. Why? Here...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 10999

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

Take a look at the 330neo order book. It's more dried up than last year's fruitcake. Delta, Air Asia, TAP Portugal and multiple others will disagree with you. And there are more to come. Kuwait Airways seem to be wanting the airplane that's a.net calls irrelevant: A330-800 on top of that... https:/...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 10999

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

Practically Airbus launched A330neo in 2006, but it doesn't succeeded. Many years later A330ceo started selling like hotcakes, thanks to mtow increase and delays with 787. A330neo is pretty much like original A350. Airbus win lot of market share in that timeframe, and there was no chance to get neo...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 10999

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

Remember A330neo lost market share because airbus lost precious time, if they had a330neo in 2010 when Boeing was struggling with batteries they might not lose all big customers. Now they have only AirAsia and small niche customers. Practically Airbus launched A330neo in 2006, but it doesn't succee...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leftist radical torches hard working Trump supporter’s truck
Replies: 58
Views: 2782

Re: Leftist radical torches hard working Trump supporter’s truck

So it seems you are happy about this and think he deserves it and you think 70 million people should have their cars destroyed? I certainly wouldn't shed a tear over any of those worthless pieces of sh*t. But no, I want them to live long, healthy and prosperous lives with the scarlet letter D for d...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 29848

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

I'm hoping CVG will benefit once all of the C Series are on property and larger rj's are freed up. CVG is in desperate need of resumption of service to cities like MSY, MEM, BNA, PIT. They need at least two flights a day to work properly. CVG is the sole remaining connection point that is actually p...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 50
Views: 12954

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

zeke wrote:
Seems to perform better at taking out brick walls or runway excursions. Not as good floating.


Yeah and the A320 is good when you need to clear a bunch of trees. :snooty:

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 50
Views: 12954

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

The A320NEO offers better fuel burn, especially on long segments. But Airbus cannot build enough to satisfy all demand, and airlines that have large 737 fleets will accept the fuel burn penalty to avoid having to switch. I suspect Boeing is having to offer better deals, and still they are losing ma...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 10999

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

One can read here constantly that every airline is interested in the Boeing paper plane. Truth is that not every airline is interested. Some people cannot cope with that obviously. My crystal ball shows a new wing and slight stretch for the new A322 #justdreaming Yes, the A322 will work ok for the ...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 10999

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

One can read here constantly that every airline is interested in the Boeing paper plane. Truth is that not every airline is interested. Some people cannot cope with that obviously. My crystal ball shows a new wing and slight stretch for the new A322 #justdreaming Yes, the A322 will work ok for the ...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 441398

Re: TUI wants the 797

Boeing is showing the airplane to Airlines. They have a whole lot more information than the photoshop images posted on this website. Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior v-p sales and marketing, revealed that Boeing is now talking with more than 60 airlines on the right configuration for its New Middle-o...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 14057

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

Delta is the only major US airline with a widebody fleet to not order the 787. Do you really think Delta knows better than AA, UA, BA, KLM, etc? It's ok if you personally love the plane but trying to claim all the other major airlines don't know what they're doing and that the 330neo is a better fi...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 14057

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

There's no reliable revenue stream when you don't have the appropriate aircraft for a mission. Delta will bleed money on many secondary cities with an A330. Who said these are flying to "secondary cities?" There will be only 25 of them, and not all of those will be replacing 767s. Lots of...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 14057

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

That's like bragging to my friends that I just bought up all of the remaining shares of Sears. If only shares of Sears brought you a reliable revenue stream, with a high return on invested capital, for a couple of decades. There's no reliable revenue stream when you don't have the appropriate aircr...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 14057

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

And take a look at the A330 current orders. It's a short list and let's just say Delta isn't in good company. Half the operators will likely default on payment and that will just drive values down further. If the value of an aircraft goes down, but operationally the aircraft is still competitive, t...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 14057

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

In 10 years, a rehashed 1993 airplane (330neo) will be competing against the 787, and more importantly, the NMA. It won't even be a contest. The NMA, will blow the 330neo out of the water on North Atlantic routes (if it ever gets lauched) on operating economics. And the 330neos won't even have half...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 14057

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

I personally agree that the A330Neo appears to have been a mistake order. If it had sold better I would see things better. But Delta is going to be the proud new owner of an orphan fleet. Part of me wonders if ego was a factor since Richard and crew couldn't get the 787 at the price they wanted. On...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 14057

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

All just mho: At the time of the merger with NWA, the combined Delta fleet had approximately 250 757 aircraft. Since that time, about half (~123) have been retired. In the last few years, 42 MD88/90 aircraft have been retired. Thus, the combined number of 757 and MD88/90 retirements (42+123=165) is...

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