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by NWAESC
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 49814

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

Sadly I don't think AA is alone I expect UA and DL to review similar ideas to shrink here. Through DOT exemptions, DL cut 20-25(ish) domestic stations already. A handful will be back, but my guess is most won't. My understanding that the Delta at FNT people were offered the opportunity to transfer ...

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by NWAESC
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have air conditioning (AC) in your home?
Replies: 41
Views: 1512

Re: Do you have air conditioning (AC) in your home?

einsteinboricua wrote:
The PNW does not believe in AC.


True.

When I moved to the Midwest, the first place I looked at had A/C. I thought I'd hit the jackpot. Only later did I learn pretty much -every- apartment had it. :D

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by NWAESC
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 103911

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

MSNSLC is a little surprising to me. It's a route driven by business traffic, which obviously hasn't rebounded. But it's also the fastest way to the Mountain West, which is doing (relatively) better than other regions. Hopefully, it comes back in 2021...

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by NWAESC
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Admits He’s Blocking Postal Cash to Stop Mail-In Votes
Replies: 37
Views: 2120

Re: Trump Admits He’s Blocking Postal Cash to Stop Mail-In Votes

This morning conservative radio host Charlie Sykes has quoted a NYT piece on how the USPS changes are already affecting people in swing states. Is the WH even trying to win? As many have said, even Hitler knew he had to keep the trains running on time. “In Ohio, where mail voting is likely to doubl...

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by NWAESC
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87444

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Any idea what this might be? https://twitter.com/washcoroads/status/1293714039487561729?s=21 Darn, we just moved from the Condos on the corner of NW 185th & Springville Rd. to Terrebonne. IDK what it'll be, but hoping for more info Small world! I live off of 185th and Walker and work at the Tar...

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by NWAESC
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could talk to Dave Calhoun, what would you say?
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: If you could talk to Dave Calhoun, what would you say?

I can't wait to see all the thoughtful, well-reasoned replies in this thread.

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by NWAESC
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2423

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

Wearing one is a small sacrifice to benefit the greater good.

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by NWAESC
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 49814

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Sadly I don't think AA is alone I expect UA and DL to review similar ideas to shrink here.


Through DOT exemptions, DL cut 20-25(ish) domestic stations already. A handful will be back, but my guess is most won't.

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by NWAESC
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 49814

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
Just and FYI - THERE HAS BEEN NO OFFICIAL RELEASE OF A LIST OF ROUTES/MARKETS.

Everything upthread is all speculation. There is no official list release. A lot of good speculation, but at this point don't assume anything either way.



Speculation is this site's raison d'etre.

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by NWAESC
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 49814

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

klm617 wrote:
Isn't MQT an American Eagle maintenance base.


Yes it is.

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by NWAESC
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 741783

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

You read the rules. They entirely fit. It isn't difficult. Has nobody ever played Boggle?? Kudos to UA's social media team for this; I thought it was great. P2P routes to chase the sun? Not the worst idea I've ever seen. DOC costs will be (relatively) low anyway, so why not try it, and see what hap...

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by NWAESC
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place
Replies: 53
Views: 3281

Re: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place

95% of them are wannabe fakers. Too many of them trailer their bikes out there because riding them is too hard. It's all about being seen to be nonconformist, not to actually be nonconformist. ^The inconvenient truth of Sturgis.^ I'm sure Governor Noem's pandering to Trump helped keep this event go...

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by NWAESC
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14482

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

I have dropped gym membership, and until a reliable vaccine is available I am doing alternate things. Same with flying and motels. If I should fly it would be with Alaska, Delta, or Southwest. We definitely gave it a lot of thought, but we also have explicit language in our membership that we can p...

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by NWAESC
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid
Replies: 83
Views: 14482

Re: Southwest cutting back on aircraft cleaning for Covid

The subconscious is an amazing thing. Southwest should take note. 100% this. Perception is everything. At the gym we were suppose to wipe down (some) equipment after using it. It always struck me we should wipe it down before we used it. Not sure you can rely on the other fellow to do so. Anyway I ...

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by NWAESC
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 155
Views: 7336

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

The NRA was once a good organization, championing things like hunter safety. It has devolved into a domestic terrorism outfit. LaPierre will look good in orange.

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by NWAESC
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IF Northwest Airlines Survived
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: IF Northwest Airlines Survived

One airline to rule ‘em all! :D

Long live the Red Tail.

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by NWAESC
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389298

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I was surprised to see ATLDUS closed indefinitely. I thought ATL-DUS and ATL-STR both were probably dependent of contracts with the German car companies (Mercedes and Porsche) basing their American headquarters in Atlanta. I wonder if this means those companies have told Delta to expect considerabl...

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by NWAESC
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389298

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I was surprised to see ATLDUS closed indefinitely.

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by NWAESC
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389298

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Then DL or whomever they’re employed by should deny the UE claim. Deny the UE claim? They're the ones filing the UE for the employees.. In the USA, employees file for unemployment, companies pay into a fund and may contest unemployment, but Delta broadcast they wouldn't. Lightsaber Point of clarifi...

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by NWAESC
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kindle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Kindle ?

No problem! I'm glad it worked.

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by NWAESC
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kindle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Kindle ?

Have you tried tapping the middle of a page, and then opening up the Aa menu? I think it might be in there?

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by NWAESC
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389298

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Maybe, but remember most of us are already under 25% pay cuts. There have some nominal benefit cuts as well. But wasn't that 25% pay reduction introduced as a temporary measure intended to help weather the worst of the pandemic? Wasn't it driven by moving from a 5-day/40-hour work week to a 4-day/3...

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by NWAESC
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389298

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

New job duties, expectations and requirements. And then there's the inevitable pay and benefit reductions which most are convinced are just around the corner. Maybe, but remember most of us are already under 25% pay cuts. There have some nominal benefit cuts as well. As for additional (or new) job ...

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 3212

Re: Tips: for or against?

No tip for carry out.
No tip for fast food.
20% at a sit down restaurant.
$1 a drink on the rare occasions that I’m in a bar.

Twitter really went in on your sunglasses. WTF?

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 283
Views: 11910

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Portland is a wonderland. Easily the best city on Earth.

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389298

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Because they would tell you when they are lying right? Companies, DL in this case, tend to spin their information as best as possible while not putting themselves in a legally liable situation. Take the furlough talk for example. Ed said, "I am hopeful, not optimistic, but hopeful we will avoi...

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by NWAESC
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89936

Re: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Who ground handles AS in MSP?

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by NWAESC
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389298

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Last I heard today it was over 1900. I am not gonna be surprised to see over 2200 sign up for it. Question remains as to how many will back out though. I'd expect the number of pilots who sign up for the retirement package and then retract it before the deadline will be quite small. They've likely ...

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by NWAESC
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 5196

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

Dr. Fauci graduated first in his class at Cornell and has 30 honorary degrees and 40 years experience. He has served, quietly and honorably, under six Presidents. He is one of the most respected epidemiologists in the world. Why listen to a guy like that, when your friend from high school is doling...

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by NWAESC
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 717
Views: 107647

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Why is Vasu the man? Who’s to say this wasn’t originated on the B6 side? Arguably the most respected network planning guy in the business... look what he has done in SEA, LAX, and now the northeast. Now with better feed, their int'l business will be much more viable Can you imagine a dinner party w...

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1930

Re: Email Etiquette

I try and employ "BLUF" as much as I can... It's definitely a work in progress for me.

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389298

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I would also like to hear a clearer plan/timeline for insourcing work. There's been bits and pieces, but nothing comprehensive.

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1930

Re: Email Etiquette

https://hbr.org/2016/11/how-to-write-em ... -precision
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This is a short read. I wish more people would adopt this style of email communication.

https://hbr.org/2016/11/how-to-write-em ... -precision

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389298

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Will people be forced to relocate to fill the voids that were left from all the retirements and lay-off or will Delta rebuild it's network according to where it's staff is. Short answer: No one is ever forced to relocate. The choice will be to either follow the work or separate from the company. Ne...

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 15231

Re: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread

If that was directed at me, thank you for the kind words- I really appreciate it!

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by NWAESC
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 15231

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

I think you are exactly correct how many employees are on short term voluntary leave and how many are on long term (a year or more) voluntary leave? While there are other levers and every airline is looking for other levers the truth is involuntary furloughs may still be necessary. The driving fact...

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 15231

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

I think you are exactly correct how many employees are on short term voluntary leave and how many are on long term (a year or more) voluntary leave? While there are other levers and every airline is looking for other levers the truth is involuntary furloughs may still be necessary. The driving fact...

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 7158

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

I just saw something similar for Barbados.

Work hours might be okay- start at 0300ish HST, and you're done by 1100. Then it's time to work on your tan...

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 15231

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

Thank you for the kind words!

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 15231

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

On top of that, there are still some levers left before we have to go to invol. furloughs. There are, but they may not be up to the scale of the problem. DL likes to blather about 45K people (of 91,000 full-time-equivalent employees) taking a voluntary leave. However, wages and salaries were down o...

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 15231

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

As crazy as it sounds I still don’t see 17.5K off the payroll as enough if we’re talking “avoiding furloughs” all-together. Granted, not including pilots, but per the sounds of it on APC, doesn’t seem like more than 1500 or so will take it? Realistically you’re looking at a 20% reduction in force i...

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389298

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

You may be right-these were just guesses- I was just thinking about small subfleets. The -200 has, what, 5 subfleets? 6?

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389298

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

micstatic wrote:
3-5 sub fleets. What could those possibly be? 717/757 are what I can think of. What else?


Good guesses:

757-300
A330-200
Probably some sort of standardization/rationalization of the 757-200 subfleets

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 389298

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

On CNBC, Bastain just stated that ~17k employees took one of the available early out/retirement packages.

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by NWAESC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Beech 1900s flew in Delta connection colors?
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Beech 1900s flew in Delta connection colors?

Didn’t they have something of a hub in either BIL or MSO?

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by NWAESC
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 5196

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

Trump should be standing trial for crimes against humanity, and his acolytes are worried about Fauci (the one adult in the room0. GMAFB.

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by NWAESC
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 68
Views: 14710

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Ornstein finally got his 737's.

2020 is wild.

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by NWAESC
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 5196

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

We should totally get rid of all scientists, epidemiologists, and public health experts.

Much better to rely on people posting hot takes on FB from the front seat of their car.

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by NWAESC
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 25046

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:AFTERMATH;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

TW870 wrote:
A related question is why is DL still showing ATL-FRA and JFK-MXP restarting in August. What is the purpose of those flights with the travel bans still in effect? Off-line Lufthansa/Alitalia connections for essential travel from Eastern and Southern Europe?


Likely fueled by cargo volume(s).

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