Oliver2020 wrote:Cactusjuba wrote:TW870 wrote:
It is interesting to watch DL continue to hone the 100ish seat operation as they renew the fleet. They are now able to take advantage of the A220's low cruise fuel burn by putting it on many routes in the 2-3 hour range. Then they move the 717s to the Eastern and Midwestern hubs on mostly sub-2 hour trips, minimizing exposure to the 717's weaker fuel burn performance, and taking advantage of the 717's ruggedness for high-cycle operations. It is also interesting that except for SEA-FAI and the New York-Texas flying, DL has not used the A220 to initiate a bunch of longer stage length routes as people often speculate in A220 discussions.
You forgot the odd-time redeyes SLC-ATL, SLC-JFK and SEA-ATL. The mission of the A220-100 has mostly been to upgauge long-thin CRJ9/E175 routes, especially in strong competitor territory (NYC, DFW, IAH, SEA, Bay area). That's what was said, and that's what it's done. Expect the A220-300 to open up some new long thin routes.flyboy80 wrote:A pilot recently said there may soon be a 220 base in SEA.
Things will get even more interesting when the 32N and 223 come online, which I think is late spring and through summer 2020 perhaps?
I can’t believe Delta is putting so many seats in the 321 neo, that thing is going to be as tight if not tighter than the 739 and 757. But hey, it has PTVs...
The A321neo will have 194 seats (20F, 42E, 132Y), 3 more total than current A321ceo. First 20 ETOPS. Ships 1-100 numbered 5001-5100. Wireless IFE like the A220s. First NEO expected 4Q2020, with service commencing March 2021. Pilot base for A320 expected in SEA sometime in that timeline, and A220 base in SEA likely before summer 2020.
https://news.delta.com/delta-selects-ai ... et-renewal
According to the press release the A321neo's will have 197 seats ( 20F, 30E, 147Y).
Yes a row of six. With the new exit configuration they were able to gain a row but keep the leg room the same 31 min pitch.