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by WidebodyPTV
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2266
Views: 306495

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

This is false with the exception of a few states and cannot be broadly assumed. Please do not impose political opinions into this especially when the facts, as others posted, are contrary. How is that political? Im not saying its true across the board. Its certainly true in Texas, Mississippi, Flor...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2266
Views: 306495

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

BTW, some quick research yields that this past July, Houston, Dallas and Austin hotel markets experienced a similar drop in both occupancy and revenue (vs. 2019) as most "restricted" markets. Los Angeles, which has restrictions (that aren't enforced), slightly both Houston and Dallas. The...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2266
Views: 306495

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

BTW, some quick research yields that this past July, Houston, Dallas and Austin hotel markets experienced a similar drop in both occupancy and revenue (vs. 2019) as most "restricted" markets. Los Angeles, which has restrictions (that aren't enforced), slightly both Houston and Dallas. The ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2266
Views: 306495

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The absurdity is that, per various questionnaires, people are traveling to remote destinations because they feel safer there. Ironically they're traveling to crowded national parks where there is/was restrictions, including mask mandates. Places like NYC, Chicago, etc. have seen an increase in dome...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2266
Views: 306495

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Agreed. it's fairly obvious that people are traveling to places that they perceive as being "outdoors" attractions; whether those places are beaches, mountains, lakes, parks, etc. Where tourism is down is for "city type" destinations. Couple that with the severe downturn in busi...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2266
Views: 306495

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Agreed. it's fairly obvious that people are traveling to places that they perceive as being "outdoors" attractions; whether those places are beaches, mountains, lakes, parks, etc. Where tourism is down is for "city type" destinations. Couple that with the severe downturn in busi...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2266
Views: 306495

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

FlyingElvii wrote:
Less restrictive states seeing the most traffic, most restrictive seeing the least. What a shocker…


Talk about a logical fallacy...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18498

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

We frequently encounter misinformed employees (some of them are informed, but just prefer to enforce their own rules). This is especially true & frustrating when traveling. Many of these ordeals are not resolved satisfactorily, but her's was, which begs the question: why is this "news?"

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 48
Views: 8108

Re: United adding Orange County to Aspen

There's alot of people looking to avoid airports like LAX right now. This flight will pull in a much larger radius then pre covid. Not sure united has any long term plans but it's a good way to use SNA slots as lesiure traffic is hot and business traffic is cold. When business demand comes back I d...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 951
Views: 149253

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

"Very light" is relative, TPAC loads are way down, TATL is not down nearly as much. UA's TATL load factor over the past few months was ~70%. Domestic and Latin America is at or above 2019 loads. Honestly, in this context load factor tells you very little of the story. Long haul flights ar...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 951
Views: 149253

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

The flights are operating with very light loads, which is consistent with the rest of the long-haul network sans a few flights to/from touristy places in Europe... I'm still baffled that this surprises this forum Unfortunately, so many people are living in parts of the country where things are back...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 951
Views: 149253

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

x1234 wrote:
How is DL's payload on JNB-ATL on the A359?


The flights are operating with very light loads, which is consistent with the rest of the long-haul network sans a few flights to/from touristy places in Europe... I'm still baffled that this surprises this forum

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by WidebodyPTV
Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.
Replies: 144
Views: 21463

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

My recollection is correct, and a quick Google search confirms it: https://onemileatatime.com/delta-inflight-entertainment-free/ Your recollection is completely incorrect. I recall flying the DL domestic 763s and yes, DISH, movies, music on AVOD were free between 2009-2015 when I was an initial Sil...

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by WidebodyPTV
Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.
Replies: 144
Views: 21463

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

Indeed. NBC Universal programming was free as was the moving map IIRC. Besides that, there was a couple of packages that you could choose from. A Disney/Kids pack, a Classic Movie pack, and then a package that essentially “unlocked” the entire system. US/AA also charged for streaming video for a wh...

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by WidebodyPTV
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34375

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

That is a good point - DL may take the opportunity to upgrade their service and inflight experience for its customers. Furthermore, some routes may need capacity expansion as DL chases more market share. A larger aircraft might be needed to do that as increasing the number of flights might mean too...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 48
Views: 8108

Re: United adding Orange County to aspen

Those people are probably driving to LAX to capture the non stop,or flying from SNA and terminating in DEN and taking a bus line or rental car to the mountains. Either option avoids a risky DEN connection in the winter time; and both will skew the numbers of actual demand. Skiing is largely a novel...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 48
Views: 8108

Re: United adding Orange County to aspen

Those people are probably driving to LAX to capture the non stop,or flying from SNA and terminating in DEN and taking a bus line or rental car to the mountains. Either option avoids a risky DEN connection in the winter time; and both will skew the numbers of actual demand. Skiing is largely a novel...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 48
Views: 8108

Re: United adding Orange County to aspen

Those people are probably driving to LAX to capture the non stop,or flying from SNA and terminating in DEN and taking a bus line or rental car to the mountains. Either option avoids a risky DEN connection in the winter time; and both will skew the numbers of actual demand. Skiing is largely a novel...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 48
Views: 8108

Re: United adding Orange County to aspen

I’m liking the outside the box thinking. This takes some connecting pressure off of DEN and will probably be a winner financially. Win-win. I suspect that UA is receiving some sort of financial assistance for the route from the Aspen community. Some of it was probably spent toward TPG article ;). N...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34375

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

You make statements like completely false not knowing who people are and what knowledge (generally) they have. That's completely incorrect. I have a solid history (many years, several user IDs) of correctly predicting the direction of DL's fleet. I'm definitely not Nostradamus. Instead, I use known...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34375

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

Would an A330-800 at ca. 200T be a viable replacement for the 767-300ER, for transatlantic routes, say? Its about the capacity of the 767-400, so a upgrade from the 763ER. While the lower MTOW helps with fees the A330-800 (light) still remains a extremely heavy airframe compared to the 767, we are ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34375

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

The market may not recover until 2024/5, but will any new aircraft ordered now be delivered much, if at all, before then? In an era of uncertainty, it'd be far more sensible to plan to keep the 763 around longer, than to seek out used aircraft, in case things turned around faster than anticipated. ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alitalia Shutting Down
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Alitalia Shutting Down

Seems to be an annual event…

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34375

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

The narrative that DL has insufficient capacity on order to replace the B763 fleet is completely false. Do you want to measure by seats, or by block hours which drive destination count and frequency? In seats, 4 A330neos (281 seats) will replace 5 767s (226 seats). Enjoy that cut in pilot hours and...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1390
Views: 300505

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

The original thread on this new order has disappeared, so here is the Airbus press release on the Delta order for 30 more A321Neos - conversion of purchase rights, with total firm orders now at 155 https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2021/08/delta-air-lines-orders-30-additional-airbus...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34375

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

I will reiterate it again, DL already has all the capacity it needs on order to replace the B763 with its orders for A339s. It has enough to replace some. But it won’t replace them all plus grow. It also doesn’t cover the 76D. With the 777 retired that’s 18 down. People are forgetting that airlines...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34375

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

Delay can’t “quietly” announce a plan order as per the law ans SEC regulations it has to be filed publicly. I didn't assert that. By quietly, I meant that few people would know. If DL's exercising a few options, a minimum number of employees at DL and Airbus would know until they disclose it. If DL...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 742
Views: 94364

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

It appears that beginning on 02SEP, the nonstop flight will begin stopping in YUL whereas the incumbent flight stopping at YUL will terminate. So, the double service is short lived. The YUL stopped was added seasonally, but reports indicated that most of the boarding's were at DTW. Maybe the YUL fli...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34375

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

In fairness, AFJ reported back in May that Castlelake was in advanced negotiations to sells its 739 and 330, and name dropped DL as the probable suitor. So, there was some merit to this rumor. The question is... were they referring to the aircraft leased to Lion Air Group (which Lion Air Group subse...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34375

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

The order is not connected with the 30 more a321 ordered today as simpleflying states, rigjht? It’s a rumor. It could very well be that the rumor mistook the 330 for the 321. As discussed, a 330 rumor makes little sense. DL’s set to take delivery of 20 339/359 next year, and sellers are looking to ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta 330 order
Replies: 136
Views: 34375

Re: Rumor: Delta 330 order

I suspect any A330 order would be for second-hand aircraft being purchased at a bargain price. But I'm skeptical: DL's set to take delivery of 20 A339 and A359 aircraft next year; sellers are looking to move aircraft now, and Airbus would give a hearty discount only for aircraft taken delivery of in...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 742
Views: 94364

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Lufthansa will be sending the A340 again soon. Friends who work in the belly are loading a lot of auto related cargo on top of decent passenger loads. The 343 is only briefly scheduled - but LH has rotated between the 333, 343 & 346 in recent years, so I wouldn't be surprised to see it return. ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.
Replies: 144
Views: 21463

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

I am eagerly awaiting the day that CLT-LAX, CLT-SEA, CLT-SFO have enough traffic, and CLT has enough wide body gates, to justify wide-bodies. The 5.5+ hours in the 321s can wear on you, especially if it's a red eye. Would also take 321T, just saying! You probably have a better chance of seeing AVOD...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 742
Views: 94364

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

I noticed Southwest flies to Tampa on the weekends too. For the higher prices they are charging for these direct Florida flights it makes me wonder what position they will take at DTW moving forward. Per @jplatts's postings above, I wouldn't expect the Florida service to last long. Hard to believe ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Aug 19, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?
Replies: 106
Views: 17974

Re: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?

I mean there was overcapacity last year and earlier this year, this summer load factors were equal to or above 2019 levels. Not really arguing AA is doing so, and so should DL, just stating that just because DL is doing something doesn't necessarily mean it is the correct strategy. Load factors are...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?
Replies: 106
Views: 17974

Re: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?

Lets see where things stand on many of these routes and stuff come spring 2022. The reality is there is no line of sight to getting business travel up to the levels necessary for to sustain these routes likely until at least May/June 2022. Plus the booking curve for these routes is almost all withi...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?
Replies: 106
Views: 17974

Re: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?

Many of the largest costs were sunk cost whether they were still using the facilities or not. UA is still paying for concourse D in CLE. And most of these airlines had just gone through bankruptcy. Why didn't they use bankruptcy to get out of these hubs and cut contracts there if they were so unpro...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?
Replies: 106
Views: 17974

Re: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?

And yet they still kept them around until after the mergers. Why? Because they still needed them. Logical fallacy. They stayed open only because they lost less money open they they would've if they closed. Remember the airlines' have signed hundreds of contracts to support their operations -- every...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 742
Views: 94364

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

With Frontier recently announcing service to the new Atlanta base, what do you all think the odds are we see an off daily Tampa flight announced for this winter? I saw someone post it on a DTW Facebook page that the market to Tampa is sufficient enough for a second ULCC. F9 likes to throw darts and...

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by WidebodyPTV
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?
Replies: 106
Views: 17974

Re: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?

"Actually there was very little reliance on props once the RJ's were introduced. CVG itself had more RJ than mainline at the height of its status as a DL hub; same could be said of TWA at STL; NW at MEM." To be clear, though, there are a number of perfectly healthy hubs that were majority...

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by WidebodyPTV
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 742
Views: 94364

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

- ANC has been running 2X weekly (Fri/Sat), and now on a 752 vs. a 1X weekly 753. Loads have looked very good; hopefully this becomes a seasonal staple. It'd be nice to see this route return: NW operated seasonal DTW-ANC for many years, occasionally with a DC-10. I once flew the route in the early ...

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by WidebodyPTV
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 847
Views: 221914

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

Thai Lion may not be flying anymore. So all B738 of Thai Lion will likely return to JT after Pandemic with 17 of its B739 go to Delta. They just furlough all their staff as well. 6 B739 of Batik Air will join fleet next year. This year only former SL and OD B739 that will join DL fleet. The Souther...

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by WidebodyPTV
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?
Replies: 106
Views: 17974

Re: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?

diverdave wrote:
Don’t forget, this is Schedule Change Saturday at Delta. Check back tomorrow and things may look different.


This is the schedule change, it’s rolled out in the early Saturday morning hours (some high school and college students making Taco Bell runs consider it to be Friday night still).

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by WidebodyPTV
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 16 more E175
Replies: 23
Views: 4874

Re: Skywest orders 16 more E175

But that’s assuming DL wanted to “replace” CR9s - there has been no indication DL wants to replace. Therefore, as the previous poster asked, why this deal? The oldest is only 15 years old now. Was this a DL-driven move or Skywest? Any indications those sixteen CR9s will be going to Endeavor? The pl...

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by WidebodyPTV
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?
Replies: 106
Views: 17974

Re: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?

Again, DL merely rolled their “flyable” schedule instead of continually modifying their 2019 schedule. In other words, the 2022 schedule is now the 2021 schedule, instead of 2019. E.g. it features significantly less capacity into NYC, WAS, etc. I highly doubt this will be the schedule DL operates; i...

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by WidebodyPTV
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?
Replies: 106
Views: 17974

Re: Delta pulling down RDU & CVG?

Eh - still wouldn’t read too much into the tea leaves. What little business travel came back has quickly died off again with the Delta wave… and these are almost all business centric routes Then keep rolling the cuts back? Like they are doing with every other route..... No reason to completely take...

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by WidebodyPTV
Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 742
Views: 94364

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Metro Detroit doesn't need more airport capacity of any form, let alone a new scheduled passenger airport. Both DTW and FNT are underutilized. DTW is a 35-minute drive from Birmingham, with 100+ n/s destinations. It was more of a "what if" scenario. Historically, the majority of FNT's pas...

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by WidebodyPTV
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 847
Views: 221914

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

There will be quite a few in service, and that's why they'll be doing these mods in phases much like they did with the GOL frames. First phase is likely seats, AVOD, IFC and plugging that exit, and later on they will be doing bins, lavs and whatever else needed to bring them up to marketing standar...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 847
Views: 221914

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

Will any of these 737s make it into service by next summer, hearing conflicting reports. I assume there is a lot of overall maintenance and certification along with all the cosmetic updates- could take several months and perhaps limited by capacity. Per the 10Q: Also during the June 2021 quarter, w...

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by WidebodyPTV
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 847
Views: 221914

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

JerseyFlyer wrote:
The B739s are arriving at a fast pace. Any movement on the A359s?


They might be moving at a fast pace, but they won’t begin overhaul over next year, and per the quarterly filing, they’ll enter service through 2023 (not a typo).

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