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Delta Next Big Thing?

Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:34 pm

Inspired by the "United Next Big Thing" thread, I wanted to ask the same for Delta. They've undertaken a lot of creative stuff in the years since the merger -- to name a few: completing the LGA slot swap; purchasing an oil refinery; opening a new hub in SEA; taking a huge equity position in Virgin Atlantic...

Does anyone have insights (or informed guesses) as to what might be next on their docket?
 
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:38 pm

Quoting Ezra (Thread starter):
to name a few

Not to mention aircraft refurbishment that has spawned a 6-part thread here on a.net -- much excitement over new paint, seat cushions, some wifi, etc.
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:40 pm

JV with KE but that's never happening.
 
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:28 pm

Quoting Ezra (Reply 6):

I definitely thought that you were serious and am looking forward to hearing peoples' legitimate thoughts and opinions. I am definitely wondering whats in store for 2016 and beyond!
 
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:32 pm

There will be a major product announcement coinciding with the launch of the A350. I've seen the plans and it will really shake things up, putting DL much more in line with VS and it's European competitors.

Stay tuned.
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Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:32 pm

Well there was the thread about DL wanting to set up a foreign subsidiary, although I did not follow it, so I'm not quite sure of the details. I think anything big is going to wait until the A350 begins arriving in 2017. There have been some rumors swirling on the site that DL will be making big changes to its product offering in conjunction with the A350's introduction. What that means is not really clear. Perhaps a true Premium Y product rather than Economy Comfort along with new seats in J and Y.
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Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:54 pm

Continuous improvement

Debt pay down. On target to reduce debt to 4 billion (compared with approx 19 billion at the time of the NW merger)

Achieve investment grade credit rating.

Fleet rationalization.

Complete buildout of T4 at JFK

New facilities at the redesigned LGA terminal complex.

Address facilities constraint issues with SEATAC.

Develop PVG hub in partnership with China Eastern.

Expansion and modernization of the Hartsfield/Jackson ATL hub.

Completion of A319/A320/757 refurbs.

A350 , A330neo, A321 introduced to fleet

Major brand refresh in 2017 to include roll out of new Delta One cabins beginning with the A350 and possibly the 777 fleet. Zac Posen designed uniforms and Delta One tableware, cutlery, glassware, and service items designed by Italian firm Alessi.

And a few surprises we have no clue about at this point.

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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:09 pm

Quoting global1 (Reply 6):
Complete buildout of T4 at JFK

This is closer than most realize.

Quoting global1 (Reply 6):
Expansion and modernization of the Hartsfield/Jackson ATL hub.

This is going to be better than most realize.

Quoting global1 (Reply 6):
Major brand refresh in 2017 to include roll out of new Delta One cabins beginning with the A350 and possibly the 777 fleet. Zac Posen designed uniforms and Delta One tableware, cutlery, glassware, and service items designed by Italian firm Alessi.

I'm looking forward to seeing how several years of sustained success impact a re-thought product.
 
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:35 pm

Quoting jetlanta (Reply 7):
This is closer than most realize.

What is this supposed to encompass? Build-out of A concourse?
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Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:21 pm

How about billboard titles along the fuselage?

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Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:54 pm

Any news about the goings on in LAX? In regards to space (gates/facilites)? I've heard about the possibility of moving to different terminals. Also, any new routes? I think LA could see more expansion into Latin American cities maybe another longhaul route.
 
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Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:59 pm

The next big thing at DL will be the A380, and used A380s at that. They will wait a few more years until there are enough used A380s to make a decent sized sub fleet around and then open their dusty wallet. They won't be ex-EK birds though  
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:02 am

Further expansion in Latin America is a given, especially with deepening ties with GOL and AeroMexico.
 
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:22 am

Quoting BDL757 (Reply 10):
Any news about the goings on in LAX? In regards to space (gates/facilites)? I've heard about the possibility of moving to different terminals. Also, any new routes? I think LA could see more expansion into Latin American cities maybe another longhaul route.

Moving into 2016 the amount of 717s on the schedule is greatly increasing.

Perhaps total departures will decrease as 717s displace E175s?
 
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:32 am

Quoting jetlanta (Reply 7):
Quoting global1 (Reply 6):
Expansion and modernization of the Hartsfield/Jackson ATL hub.

This is going to be better than most realize.

Will this be in the form of improvements to the facilities or the network? Or both?

Either way I am intrigued.
 
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:42 am

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 4):
here will be a major product announcement coinciding with the launch of the A350. I've seen the plans and it will really shake things up, putting DL much more in line with VS and it's European competitors.

I might start flying DL again if they were bold enough to put a bar in Business. If not that, I would really like to see a US airline actually launch a proper Premium Economy.

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Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:45 am

Realizing they do not have enough 777 and finally do something about it.
 
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:48 am

Bar in business is happening according to scuttlebutt. Espresso makers in A350, and we're hearing there might be a bid 'bartender' position for the A350, with additional training required. Decisions will have to be made soon, as the budgets are getting set, and the ATL training facilities are working full steam ahead with new hire training and CQ training. The A350 (and I'm guessing A330neo) sound like they'll be game changers for DL.
 
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:58 am

Quoting Prost (Reply 17):

Bar in business is happening according to scuttlebutt. Espresso makers in A350, and we're hearing there might be a bid 'bartender' position for the A350, with additional training required. Decisions will have to be made soon, as the budgets are getting set, and the ATL training facilities are working full steam ahead with new hire training and CQ training. The A350 (and I'm guessing A330neo) sound like they'll be game changers for DL.

Exciting for sure. Two further questions on that (likely solved elsewhere on here), but if they did roll out super upscale aircraft, would they move them to some high value routes like LHR, as I thought most of these were for Asia? I left DL because of stingy lounge rules in Europe when flying AF / KL and due to AA's 77W being nicer in business, but could be tempted to return if they put these flying out of LHR.

Also, after roll out, would they work to retrofit the workhorse 767's with a bar? I highly doubt it, but could create a huge gap between Delta One products.

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Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:10 am

Service between SEA & YYZ to feed Asian routes.  
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:48 am

Quoting global1 (Reply 6):
Expansion and modernization of the Hartsfield/Jackson ATL hub.

Modernization is overdue indeed.
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:17 am

Quoting global1 (Reply 6):
Develop PVG hub in partnership with China Eastern.

Yes, good point. Who knows if they will consider increasing their investment in MU's equity.

Quoting global1 (Reply 12):
deepening ties with GOL and AeroMexico.

They need to help Gol turn itself around; it just posted a record loss this past quarter. Things are not looking great.

With respect to AM, DL and AM will probably continue their fight in order to implement a joint venture for the Mexico-U.S. market even though Mexico-U.S. is not an open skies market.
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:42 am

Weren't they willing to do some kind of cooperation with SU? I guess that's not gonna happen now. I wonder if they amay take advantage of VSs slots at LHR to grow their operation there and move those displaced VA ops to LGW or even MAN.
BTW, what is the real reason DL bought SQs stake in VS?

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Inspired by the "United Next Big Thing" thread

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Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:23 am

Quoting OA412 (Reply 8):
What is this supposed to encompass? Build-out of A concourse?
Quoting Sightseer (Reply 14):
Will this be in the form of improvements to the facilities or the network? Or both?

Primarily cosmetic changes to the terminal and concourses that will provide significantly more natural light and sense of spaciousness. There are lots and things that are going to happen, but the biggest will be the addition of lots of new windows, along with raised ceilings in the gate areas. A reengineering of the boarding process will be incorporated into the design so as to move people out of the hallways.
 
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:16 pm

On the domestic fleet, I wouldn't be surprised if Delta announced the acquisition of more 717's in 2016. Or at least the reservation for future deliveries as they leave Volotea.

Maybe the revised MD flight deck mod made official as well?
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:55 pm

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 4):
There will be a major product announcement coinciding with the launch of the A350. I've seen the plans and it will really shake things up, putting DL much more in line with VS and it's European competitors.

Don't tell me DL will be turning Comfort Plus into a real W product...if they did that, they'd get all of my international business for certain. Would love to see them do that!
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:30 pm

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 22):
BTW, what is the real reason DL bought SQs stake in VS?

To be more of a competitor to BA/AA in London. Before, DL had 3x daily flights on JFK-LHR. Now with the JV, DL/VS have 8x daily.
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:13 pm

Quoting global1 (Reply 6):

A JV with China Eastern at PVG would be the Game Changer as far as I'm concerned. It's the key growth market, it feeds all of the necessary markets to China and across Asia and Delta is clearly falling out of love with the Japanese market; especially when there isn't a SkyTeam partner there.

Would be quite nice to see them deepen ties with China Southern, Xiamen, Vietnam, Korean and Garuda across the Pacific to bolster the markets but I think some work with China Airlines, given how much they're coming up in the world, would be equally nice. A lot of work needs to be done to make SeaTac the gateway to the world; but it should be doable.

With the new A350 / B787 / A330 frames coming in, attention needs to turn to their long-haul product. Their J is a bit cumbersome and doesn't live up to the modern traveller; and as people said elsewhere the Eco Plus product could definitely do with being a bit more than "Extra Legroom" - something a bit more like Virgin Atlantic to cement the Partnership.

I see somebody mentioned basically trying to shove Virgin to Gatwick or Manchester or something similar to take their slots for TransAtlantic traffic - what a poor thing to say. If anything, I would expect Delta to re-grow the markets that Virgin have had to take up on their behalf and offer, using frames such as the A321LR or the B788, the likes of ATL / JFK / SEA to MAN and perhaps ATL to BHX.
 
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:14 pm

My hope is that they revamp the soft product in domestic F. With the rise of foodie culture, so many specialty products and sellers have come on the market, and Delta terminals feature many of those products in places like Cibo Express. They should feature those type of products in F on flights of all stage lengths. I recognize that most F pax in domestic are upgrades, but especially out of MSP, DTW, and ATL, almost all of those upgrades are diamonds and platinums. Spending another $8 a flight one someone who spends $10K a year on Delta does not seem out of the question, and this would really help DL stand out.
 
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:23 pm

Quoting ndhair37 (Reply 27):
A JV with China Eastern at PVG would be the Game Changer as far as I'm concerned.

Unfortunately, JV's aren't possible without Open Skies, and the Chinese government isn't about to allow that.

On the other hand, I do expect ties between DL and MU to be as close as possible, without a JV being a part of it.
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:30 pm

Re-introduce DC-4s to the fleet.   
 
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:35 pm

Just heard LAX-DEN starts in June...tickets on sale tomorrow. Can anyone confirm?
 
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:04 pm

Announced today by Delta: Delta serving more varied, tasteful First Class fare

Delta this week rolled out the latest improvements to its domestic First Class dining experience with completely new menus featuring a greater variety of palate-pleasing entrees including more healthful options aimed at providing even the most frequent of flyers more options in flight. The new menus are part of a cabin-wide culinary refresh happening now and in the next several months on Delta flights around the globe.

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Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:05 pm

Quoting Ezra (Thread starter):

Next on the docket? Merger with UA.  
 
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:37 pm

Quoting LAXSTEW (Reply 31):

Just heard LAX-DEN starts in June...tickets on sale tomorrow.

Makes sense. Hopefully this time it'll actually start.

Quoting LAXSTEW (Reply 31):
Can anyone confirm?

Tomorrow  
 
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Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:17 am

Quoting AApilot2b (Reply 35):

Or maybe they will just purchase a fleet of old freighters for long haul passenger service and introduce palletized seating. In any case, I really don't expect much from Delta.

Nah.......we'll leave that to you. It's probably what your customers expect.

Quoting AApilot2b (Reply 30):
Re-introduce DC-4s to the fleet.

Maybe we'll buy them from you.
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:20 am

Quoting TeamintheSky (Reply 18):
Exciting for sure. Two further questions on that (likely solved elsewhere on here), but if they did roll out super upscale aircraft, would they move them to some high value routes like LHR, as I thought most of these were for Asia? I left DL because of stingy lounge rules in Europe when flying AF / KL and due to AA's 77W being nicer in business, but could be tempted to return if they put these flying out of LHR.

Also, after roll out, would they work to retrofit the workhorse 767's with a bar? I highly doubt it, but could create a huge gap between Delta One products.

If they don't have space for 1-2-1 A330 style seats on the 767 without loosing a huge amount of floor space--I don't see a bar happening. Perhaps on the 764 someday but the 763s--I'd be shocked.

Quoting jetlanta (Reply 23):
Modernization is overdue indeed.

   They're working on it around the clock. B concourse SkyClub on top of the terminal scheduled to be a huge improvement for Summer 2016.

Quoting DeltaMD95 (Reply 24):
Maybe the revised MD flight deck mod made official as well?

I understand that this is already happening, just quietly. Both airplanes are getting new FMSs. Just not new displays.

Quoting TW870 (Reply 28):
My hope is that they revamp the soft product in domestic F. With the rise of foodie culture, so many specialty products and sellers have come on the market, and Delta terminals feature many of those products in places like Cibo Express. They should feature those type of products in F on flights of all stage lengths. I recognize that most F pax in domestic are upgrades, but especially out of MSP, DTW, and ATL, almost all of those upgrades are diamonds and platinums. Spending another $8 a flight one someone who spends $10K a year on Delta does not seem out of the question, and this would really help DL stand out.

I always loved the meal service on Midwest/Midwest Express--they had top notch food and it was worth paying extra for--I'd like to see Delta continue to invest in catering, both domestically and internationally.
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Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:31 am

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 36):
I understand that this is already happening, just quietly.

You mean the mods are taking place or the contracts are in the works? Either way, what does it say for the outlook of the MD88 fleet? Still no retirements planned, correct?
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Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:20 am

Some big and small rumors out there

The A350 will bring change to Delta's product. Wont be just hard product but also the soft product. Most of the hard product changes will be added to the rest of the international fleet. Starting with the 777s.
I have heard they are looking into adding AVOD to the MD90 fleet
Getting a pilot contract worked out so they can add E90s and possible E2 order
Used 777s to get the 747 out faster. Also heard looking at used 332s
Have also heard some interesting things for TechOps. (more engines in-house, more components in-house, heavy focus on the Airbus fleet, even more line stations, and possibly growing even closer to Rolls Royce)
hopefully a few ramp stations like MIA, CLT, SAN, RDU will come back in-house.
738/738MAX order to start the replacement of M88s
LAX and SEA gate/space solutions. More LAX growth both domestically and internationally. Making SEA into the Delta version of United's SFO hub.
Turning SLC into a complete 2-class hub(minus OO at-risk flying). When E90s happen they will mostly be MSP/SLC/LAX/SEA based with the 717 fleet coming back and being mostly NYC/ATL/DTW based
PVG growth. Fully expect at least MSP-PVG and JFK-PVG over time. Also at least one more PEK/HKG flight Having said that I do think we will see the US airlines pressure the US government to start negotiations over a expanded bilateral with China. Open skies is what they will want, but IMO its highly unlikely China agrees.
And as Jet/NorthwestEWR pointed out much needed changes to ATL.

I also wouldn't be shocked to see some limited BOS growth. I could see the company getting to 100-120 flights a day. (not much of a job from where they are now.)


Quoting LAXSTEW (Reply 31):

Just heard LAX-DEN starts in June...tickets on sale tomorrow.

about time.

Quoting DeltaMD95 (Reply 37):

You mean the mods are taking place or the contracts are in the works? Either way, what does it say for the outlook of the MD88 fleet? Still no retirements planned, correct?

in the near term no. But options for a longer term replacement are being looked at currently. Wouldn't be shocked to see things work themselves out over the next year or so. (FWIW I still expect the bulk of the fleet to be here in 2019-2020)

[Edited 2015-11-13 23:29:46]
 
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Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:31 am

Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 38):
Have also heard some interesting things for TechOps. (more engines in-house, more components in-house, heavy focus on the Airbus fleet, even more line stations, and possibly growing even closer to Rolls Royce)

I'd love to see some more TechOps presence at DTW in the long term. Spirit's building a brand new hangar complex, would be really cool to see DL follow suit.

A growing RR partnership would be pretty cool to see as well. I toured Rolls' Indianapolis plant and branch office last year and despite their financial difficulties I was extremely impressed by everything I saw, just like how I generally feel about Delta.

Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 38):
738/738MAX order to start the replacement of M88s

That's too bad, I'd rather see the 320neo or CS300 (I know, I know...).
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Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:44 am

Quoting FlyDTW1992 (Reply 39):

I'd love to see some more TechOps presence at DTW in the long term. Spirit's building a brand new hangar complex, would be really cool to see DL follow suit.

You probably wont see much base maintenance growth outside of ATL and MSP. Though there are some rumors of two other places, i don't see either happening.

Quoting FlyDTW1992 (Reply 39):
A growing RR partnership would be pretty cool to see as well. I toured Rolls' Indianapolis plant and branch office last year and despite their financial difficulties I was extremely impressed by everything I saw, just like how I generally feel about Delta.

I think you will see the international fleet evolve into a mostly RR powered fleet. Trent 7000, Trent XWB, Trent 1000 plus the large amount of BR engines on the 717 fleet.

Quoting FlyDTW1992 (Reply 39):

That's too bad, I'd rather see the 320neo or CS300 (I know, I know...).

I'd rather see a split order 738MAX and 320NEO (LEAP for the MAX and GTF for the 320) but thats because I want to see TechOps grow its nextgen aircraft base. (more importantly engine base)

and I don't see Delta ordering the C-series. I feel like if they order something it will be E90/E95 E2s
 
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Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:02 am

Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 40):
You probably wont see much base maintenance growth outside of ATL and MSP. Though there are some rumors of two other places, i don't see either happening.

I guess even NW managed to not do any major mx at DTW. And there's always plenty going on with only line work, those hangars at DTW are rarely quiet. You're undoubtedly more in tune with the facts than I am so I'll take your word on that.

Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 40):
I think you will see the international fleet evolve into a mostly RR powered fleet. Trent 7000, Trent XWB, Trent 1000 plus the large amount of BR engines on the 717 fleet.

That does make a lot of sense.

Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 40):

and I don't see Delta ordering the C-series. I feel like if they order something it will be E90/E95 E2s

I'm a bit of an Embraer fanboy (more so than Bombardier to be honest), so that'd be fine in my book.
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:00 pm

Has anybody spoken for those Air Canada E195s that Boeing is taking? I know DL said no to those planes when the pilots turned the contract down, but I haven't been following that story much.
 
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:30 pm

Quoting OA412 (Reply 5):
There have been some rumors swirling on the site that DL will be making big changes to its product offering in conjunction with the A350's introduction. What that means is not really clear. Perhaps a true Premium Y product rather than Economy Comfort along with new seats in J and Y.
Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 38):
The A350 will bring change to Delta's product. Wont be just hard product but also the soft product. Most of the hard product changes will be added to the rest of the international fleet.

So the A350 arrives how many per month, and the widebody fleet is how large, so folks will be lining up to ride on the A350 as it arrives and the rest of the flights go empty.
I know, pedantic, but if the have a plan for a new product and have the funds, the time to push out the new product is before the new a/c arrives.
It will take years to upgrade the entire fleet, in the meantime while it is only on the A350 what do the rest of the DL travelling public do, wait?
 
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:51 pm

Quoting LAXSTEW (Reply 31):
Just heard LAX-DEN starts in June...tickets on sale tomorrow. Can anyone confirm?

Well what do you know.

LAX-DEN
DL 4460 0630-0955
DL 4465 0910-1235
DL 4474 1245-1610
DL 4487 1530-1850
DL 4493 1855-2220

DEN-LAX
DL 4541 0700-0830
DL 4460 1030-1205
DL 4465 1315-1445
DL 4474 1645-1815
DL 4487 2035-2210

Begins June 1. All service on OO CR9s.
 
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:57 pm

How about a little more RDU growth? Say...

RDU-ORD/MSY/AUS/SJU

RDU hanger for up to 3 aircraft up to 738 size?

That's all..
Aiming High and going far..
 
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:12 pm

Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 38):
Getting a pilot contract worked out so they can add E90s and possible E2 order

They are able to fly E190s right now. Contract has nothing to do with that.
 
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:40 pm

Quoting goboeing (Reply 46):
They are able to fly E190s right now. Contract has nothing to do with that.

Sure it does, DL management wants a better deal for themselves and was trying to use the E190s as a carrot.
 
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:44 am

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 45):
How about a little more RDU growth? Say...


Let's grow CMH a little bit, too. Got to be some point-to-point stuff they could make work.
A310/319/320/321/333, ARJ, BN2, B717/722/73S/733/734/735/73G/738/739/744/757/753/767/763/764/777, CR1/2/7/9, DH6, 328, EM2/ERJ/E70/E75/E90, F28/100, J31, L10/12/15, DC9/D93/D94/D95/M80/M88/M90/D10, SF3, SST
 
papatango
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RE: Delta Next Big Thing?

Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:53 am

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 48):

How about CMH-AMS?

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