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Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 12:13 am

Hello all,

With DL's order of the C-Series, additional A321's, cancellation of routes such as ATL-DXB and the creation of dedicated shuttle service on LAX/SFO-SEA what direction do you all see Delta heading in? What routes do you see the C-Series and A321's being put towards? How can the West Coast be further strengthened? What about the future opportunities and threats in long haul? Thanks!
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 12:31 am

Delta is performing at a high level operationally. In the next five years they need to focus on bringing their Delta Connection regional operations up from the ash heap to perform at least at a mediocre level.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 2:50 am

Quoting IPFreely (Reply 1):
Delta is performing at a high level operationally. In the next five years they need to focus on bringing their Delta Connection regional operations up from the ash heap to perform at least at a mediocre level.

From what I've heard, this is something that they're already focusing on.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 3:09 am

According to news articles, and the thread here on the C Series, DL intends to reduce Connection flights considerably. In light of the capacity/range of the C Series, 739 and 321, the longstanding problems with various connection carriers, and the upcoming pilot shortage, this makes a lot of sense.
 
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Tue May 10, 2016 3:30 am

It should change at least once a year based on normal changes in travel & operations. If its fully set with no changes they would not be making so much money.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 3:38 am

Well, I guess Delta will eventually have to decide between MSP and DTW. Focusing in one and expanding at both JFK and SEA seem to be the best alternative.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 3:43 am

Todays mention of a DL and WestJet possibility for a closer alliance and/or equity purchase it would mean tuning the schedules to match for connections. It was mentioned that Westjet's US routes are to leisure destinations so those as well may need adjustments. Keep in mind this may all depend on AA fighting to keep their interests in WestJet viable. Interesting to watch either way.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 5:12 am

Quoting Nola (Reply 3):
According to news articles, and the thread here on the C Series, DL intends to reduce Connection flights considerably. In light of the capacity/range of the C Series, 739 and 321, the longstanding problems with various connection carriers, and the upcoming pilot shortage, this makes a lot of sense.

Don't forget the 717s replacing some of the Connection flights
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 5:17 am

Quoting C010T3 (Reply 5):
Well, I guess Delta will eventually have to decide between MSP and DTW. Focusing in one and expanding at both JFK and SEA seem to be the best alternative.

There's no room to expand significantly at either in the next 5 years. SEA lacks gates and JFK lacks slots.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 5:29 am

Quoting ek604 (Thread starter):
Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Make crap-tons of money.  


Quoting C010T3 (Reply 5):
Well, I guess Delta will eventually have to decide between MSP and DTW.

Why? ...NW never did, and even through multiple down-cycles, consolidation, and fuel crisis.
Heck, they even created a focus city (IND) right between the two, and not very long ago!

That speaks to the relative strengths of the dual operation, and saturation in the region seemed to work for NW-- and DL thus far has appeared capable of capitalizing off of that as well.

Redundant hub combos like PHL-PIT, ORD-STL, PHX-LAS, DTW-CVG, ATL-MEM, SLC-DFW, ORD-CLE, etc all had to yield, whereas DTW-MSP survives with no real signs of dissipating.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 5:54 am

Quoting C010T3 (Reply 5):
Well, I guess Delta will eventually have to decide between MSP and DTW

Why those two? DTW is about the same distance from ATL as well. Once again, different region, pulling from different markets. No reason they can't co-exsit.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 6:11 am

Delta's strategy over the next five years will be to make money for the executive team and shareholders.

Specific tactics include:
1. Stuff 300 seats into the 739
2. Continue to market the hell out of a rewards program with minimal potential for free airline trips
3. Turn Delta One into the current main cabin product and convince passengers they are getting something luxurious
4. Make Diamond Medallion status the new Silver
5. Continue the tradition of the CEO blathering at the beginning of each preflight safety video... "Hey y'all..."
6. Determine how to calculate a passenger BMI surcharge into the fare paid
7. Announce a new premium cabin catering program partnership with the Piggly Wiggly deli
8. Roll out new front line uniforms
9. Roll out new premium cabin service ware
10. Prevent new unions from organizing the work force
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 6:34 am

Quoting doug_or (Reply 10):
DTW is about the same distance from ATL as well.

   It's interesting to note: DTW is right at the nexus of the JFK-ATL-MSP triangle.

It's a bit more than 500mi from each one.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 6:44 am

Quoting questions (Reply 11):
Specific tactics include:
1. Stuff 300 seats into the 739
2. Continue to market the hell out of a rewards program with minimal potential for free airline trips
3. Turn Delta One into the current main cabin product and convince passengers they are getting something luxurious
4. Make Diamond Medallion status the new Silver
5. Continue the tradition of the CEO blathering at the beginning of each preflight safety video... "Hey y'all..."
6. Determine how to calculate a passenger BMI surcharge into the fare paid
7. Announce a new premium cabin catering program partnership with the Piggly Wiggly deli
8. Roll out new front line uniforms
9. Roll out new premium cabin service ware
10. Prevent new unions from organizing the work force

What an ugly, resentful post.

My thought is that 5-year plans in the airline business are just an exercise. The weather changes so rapidly and so dramatically in this business that the best you can do is aim in a general direction and do your best as things come up. Delta seems to operate on a strong set of guiding principles that give them the flexibility to go in a lot of different direction as the weather requires -- and THAT is the best 5-year plan: stick to the principles that have made our team a success, and let that guide us.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 6:55 am

Quoting wjcandee (Reply 13):
What an ugly, resentful post.

   ...and rather pointless too.


Quoting wjcandee (Reply 13):
are just an exercise

In building confidence among investors, among other things.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 12:27 pm

Decide what to do about the 787 since they have an order from Northwest still on Boeing's books.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 12:42 pm

Quoting wjcandee (Reply 13):
What an ugly, resentful post

True, but while exaggerated, not totally inaccurate. The price of oil has dropped precipitously, but the airline fuel "surcharges", which were never fuel surcharges, have not disappeared. Delta is making buckets of money, and as a capitalist, I don't blame them for one second. They fly an ancient fleet, which is slowly being updated, to be sure. Passengers, the back bone of their profit, are not exactly valued commodities. They should be. In flight service SHOULD be brought up to international levels. In flight comfort should be brought up to international levels. Delta maintains a frequent flyer program - it should be expanded, not shrunken. As my socialist friends would say, it's time to give back to the community. New uniforms on the crew doesn't quite make it. I'm married to Delta, I use them exclusively. I'm a long term Platinum flyer. But I would dump them, my frequent flyer miles (of which I have plenty), my Platinum status, in a heartbeat if there was some real competition out there. Delta should be focusing on making me as a passenger want to fly with them, before that competition actually does materialize.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 1:53 pm

Quoting delimit (Reply 8):
Quoting C010T3 (Reply 5):
Well, I guess Delta will eventually have to decide between MSP and DTW. Focusing in one and expanding at both JFK and SEA seem to be the best alternative.

There's no room to expand significantly at either in the next 5 years. SEA lacks gates and JFK lacks slots.

And MSP and DTW seem to serve different purposes, at least in terms of some routes. More international connections through DTW. Plus, it seems, MSP is more of a hub for flights from the west. Besides, both of those operations are so large...where would the volume go?
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 2:19 pm

MSP is DL's second largest hub. It is as likely to disappear as it is likely that DL will reopen a DFW hub.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 2:28 pm

Quoting IPFreely (Reply 1):
In the next five years they need to focus on bringing their Delta Connection regional operations up from the ash heap to perform at least at a mediocre level.

Just because you see OO performed poorly in 1 city in Alaska, you have this mentality that Delta Connection is terrible. Perhaps if you looked around, you would see that many of the DCI carriers, including the one Delta owns, are performing at or above the goals Delta has for them at this point. In fact, one has gone over 60 days without taking a controllable cancellation. For a regional, that's unheard of.


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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 3:01 pm

Quoting Nola (Reply 18):
MSP is DL's second largest hub. It is as likely to disappear as it is likely that DL will reopen a DFW hub.

Not only that, but I have seen reference to MSP being the highest yielding hub. People forget the number of fortune 500 companies in the MSP area - Target, General Mills, Cargill, 3M, United Healthcare, Medtronic, EcoLab, Ameriprise Financial, and so on.

Both MSP and DTW are profitable hubs and DL controls large shares of traffic at both. They are not going anywhere.

I predict that when DL takes delivery of 787s, you will see DTW-HKG return (and maybe one or two other Asia routes) along with either MSP-ICN or MSP-PVG.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 3:57 pm

When Northwest Airlines acquired Republic Airlines it gained DTW. Northwest realized that it was much more efficient to funnel Asia bound passengers from the eastern part of the United States to DTW rather than fly them east through the congested JFK hub or an extra 500 miles to MSP. It also had passengers flying west instead of east which saved time, money and was more efficient. Thus Northwest Airlines invested millions of dollars to make DTW a state of art hub for passengers going both east and west. This did not rule out JFK for east coast passengers going to Europe and beyond or eliminate non stop flights to NRT. That is why they code shared with KLM with an alliance and expanded their presence in AMS. MSP has developed more into a Midwest hub as Northwest was very conscience of it's midwest roots and guarded them with great tenacity by expanding to more locations in the midwest and routing passengers to both Europe and Asia through MSP.
Both DTW and MSP are important hubs for Delta and they are not going away. These hubs are as important to Delta as ATL. Delta's next big hub will be SEA so they can over fly Japan into important destinations in Asia on a non stop basis.   
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 4:10 pm

Quoting questions (Reply 11):
Delta's strategy over the next five years will be to make money for the executive team and shareholders.

Specific tactics include:
1. Stuff 300 seats into the 739
2. Continue to market the hell out of a rewards program with minimal potential for free airline trips
3. Turn Delta One into the current main cabin product and convince passengers they are getting something luxurious
4. Make Diamond Medallion status the new Silver
5. Continue the tradition of the CEO blathering at the beginning of each preflight safety video... "Hey y'all..."
6. Determine how to calculate a passenger BMI surcharge into the fare paid
7. Announce a new premium cabin catering program partnership with the Piggly Wiggly deli
8. Roll out new front line uniforms
9. Roll out new premium cabin service ware
10. Prevent new unions from organizing the work force

Drivel, pure and simple.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 4:32 pm

Quoting georgiaame (Reply 16):
In flight service SHOULD be brought up to international levels. In flight comfort should be brought up to international level

Realize that long-haul international is a totally different product than short-haul international. Yes, on a flight JFK-NRT you'd probablly say a Japanese carrier has better service than a U.S. carrier; between AMS and, say, MAD, I think the U.S. carriers probably offer a better level of service than either KLM or Iberia, just as an example.

US airlines have improved in the last couple of years.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 4:48 pm

Quoting superjeff (Reply 23):
US airlines have improved in the last couple of years.

And Delta has really led the way.

I flew them Y to/from MXP.

Excellent. I was actually blown away. While AA was also nice on the same route, their Y cabin was ancient. DL just offers a far better product in Y.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 8:03 pm

Quoting bkflyguy (Reply 20):
I predict that when DL takes delivery of 787s, you will see DTW-HKG return

A350s seem like they'd be a better fit for that. And they arrive much sooner.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 8:09 pm

Quoting questions (Reply 11):
Delta's strategy over the next five years will be to make money for the executive team and shareholders.

Specific tactics include:
1. Stuff 300 seats into the 739
2. Continue to market the hell out of a rewards program with minimal potential for free airline trips
3. Turn Delta One into the current main cabin product and convince passengers they are getting something luxurious
4. Make Diamond Medallion status the new Silver
5. Continue the tradition of the CEO blathering at the beginning of each preflight safety video... "Hey y'all..."
6. Determine how to calculate a passenger BMI surcharge into the fare paid
7. Announce a new premium cabin catering program partnership with the Piggly Wiggly deli
8. Roll out new front line uniforms
9. Roll out new premium cabin service ware
10. Prevent new unions from organizing the work force

These are all rather cynical but comically true. Every airline has its own irritating strategies, and US carriers have a lot of them. #5 really takes the cake.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 8:25 pm

Quoting questions (Reply 11):
Delta's strategy over the next five years will be to make money for the executive team and shareholders.

Specific tactics include:
1. Stuff 300 seats into the 739
2. Continue to market the hell out of a rewards program with minimal potential for free airline trips
3. Turn Delta One into the current main cabin product and convince passengers they are getting something luxurious
4. Make Diamond Medallion status the new Silver
5. Continue the tradition of the CEO blathering at the beginning of each preflight safety video... "Hey y'all..."
6. Determine how to calculate a passenger BMI surcharge into the fare paid
7. Announce a new premium cabin catering program partnership with the Piggly Wiggly deli
8. Roll out new front line uniforms
9. Roll out new premium cabin service ware
10. Prevent new unions from organizing the work force

My, someone does not like Delta. It's a shame because they are doing so many things right.

I would look for Delta's strategy over the next five years to concentrate on the basics. Pay down debt, stock buy backs, increase shareholder equity, continue to try to keep employees happy with regular pay increases, and roll out a new premium cabin service beginning with the arrival of the A350. Tweak MC service where they can and try to increase RASM while reducing CASM wherever possible. If it seems to be a good fit they MIGHT make a run at B6 or HA with B6 being my best uneducated guess. They would gain a common fleet and lots of valuable slots but only if they could do it at a good price.

Just MHO, of course.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 8:45 pm

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 15):
Decide what to do about the 787 since they have an order from Northwest still on Boeing's books.

I'm betting they swap those 787 positions for some end of the line 77W's.

I doubt we'll ever see 787's in DL colors
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 8:46 pm

Quoting questions (Reply 11):
Delta's strategy over the next five years will be to make money for the executive team and shareholders.

Specific tactics include:
1. Stuff 300 seats into the 739
2. Continue to market the hell out of a rewards program with minimal potential for free airline trips
3. Turn Delta One into the current main cabin product and convince passengers they are getting something luxurious
4. Make Diamond Medallion status the new Silver
5. Continue the tradition of the CEO blathering at the beginning of each preflight safety video... "Hey y'all..."
6. Determine how to calculate a passenger BMI surcharge into the fare paid
7. Announce a new premium cabin catering program partnership with the Piggly Wiggly deli
8. Roll out new front line uniforms
9. Roll out new premium cabin service ware
10. Prevent new unions from organizing the work force

This is probably pretty accurate. All about making   
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 9:20 pm

'Prevent new unions from organizing the work force'

This is probably the root of where this diatribe is coming from.

For God's sake, get a life.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Tue May 10, 2016 9:31 pm

Quoting bluejackets (Reply 29):
All about making

The very thing a business is supposed to do. What a surprise!   
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 12:04 am

Quoting questions (Reply 11):
Quoting questions (Reply 11):
Delta's strategy over the next five years will be to make money for the executive team and shareholders.

Specific tactics include:
1. Stuff 300 seats into the 739
2. Continue to market the hell out of a rewards program with minimal potential for free airline trips
3. Turn Delta One into the current main cabin product and convince passengers they are getting something luxurious
4. Make Diamond Medallion status the new Silver
5. Continue the tradition of the CEO blathering at the beginning of each preflight safety video... "Hey y'all..."
6. Determine how to calculate a passenger BMI surcharge into the fare paid
7. Announce a new premium cabin catering program partnership with the Piggly Wiggly deli
8. Roll out new front line uniforms
9. Roll out new premium cabin service ware
10. Prevent new unions from organizing the work force

I had a chuckle over this but do agree. I am a charter Diamond Medallion member and have seen the Diamond benefits erode over the years
especially since the rollover. There is another secret medallion level higher than Diamond Medallion. Cash Medallion.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 12:18 am

Quoting Sooner787 (Reply 28):
I doubt we'll ever see 787's in DL colors

Leaving big 359s as the smallest aircraft that can fly most of the TPAC routes out of SEA? That would be a pretty risky strategy.

I think Delta will take delivery of their 787s as scheduled. Whether as -8s, -9s, -10s, or a combination... that, we'll probably find out in 2018.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 12:53 am

How many 50-seaters will DL be at in 5 years compared to 2016?
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 1:35 am

Quoting AVLAirlineFreq (Reply 34):
How many 50-seaters will DL be at in 5 years compared to 2016?

The biggest variable in what that number is, isn't what DL wants to have operated, but rather what can be operated in terms of pilot staffing at regionals.

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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 1:50 am

Quoting Dldiamondboy (Reply 32):
There is another secret medallion level higher than Diamond Medallion. Cash Medallion.

No. It would be Kryptonium Medallion  
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 2:10 am

In 5 years Delta will take over Seattle - Tacoma International. Smaller airlines like Alaska will be purchased by someone.
Why endure the nightmare and congestion of LAX when BUR, LGB, ONT & SNA is so much easier to fly in and out of. Same with OAK & SJC when it comes to SFO.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 2:29 am

Quoting usdcaguy (Reply 26):
#5 really takes the cake.

Is it really a "tradition" if it has only been done for about 6 years?  


I'm thinking that this particular member has only been familiar with DL since the merger and everything he has learned about the airline has come from here, on A.net.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 3:27 am

Is DL Connection performance above or below AA and UA regional operations?
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 4:11 am

Quoting mayor (Reply 38):
Is it really a "tradition" if it has only been done for about 6 years?

That is how long the new DL has been running and I think we can all agree, they are a totally different airline post-merger.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 4:45 am

Quoting ek604 (Thread starter):
what direction do you all see Delta heading in?

DL buys AS and A'Net goes into full melt down.

Quoting Jano (Reply 36):
No. It would be Kryptonium Medallion

Lmao, I never see much mention of this on here, the looks I have gotten over the last 3 years since I was lucky enough to get the Kryptonium card are amusing to say the least.
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 5:09 am

Quoting bluejackets (Reply 40):
they are a totally different airline post-merger.

I think many of the employees that have been there awhile might disagree with you in some ways. But no matter.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 5:10 am

Quoting jetwet1 (Reply 41):
DL buys AS and A'Net goes into full melt down.

As would the DOJ.
 
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Wed May 11, 2016 5:33 am

>>Thus Northwest Airlines invested millions of dollars to make DTW a state of art hub for passengers going both east and west.tty damn disgusting until the new terminal was built and opened in 2002.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 5:52 am

A heard a wag around here say DIA (aka DEN) has plans to add 6 gates to the A concourse, just for Delta - so they can expand in Denver.

Now I find Delta making Denver a focus city against 2.5 existing hubs extremely unlikely.

They only have so much room at SEA. LAX will take a bit to get all the concourses straightened out.

Where can/will Delta expand next?
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 7:27 am

Quoting Sooner787 (Reply 28):
I doubt we'll ever see 787's in DL colors

I don't... it'll probably just be in the form of the -10, hence a big reason for pushing it back so far.


Quoting seabosdca (Reply 33):
Leaving big 359s as the smallest aircraft that can fly most of the TPAC routes out of SEA? That would be a pretty risky strategy.

   As we're already seeing, A332 can fly nearly all the TPACs they'd want out of SEA. Perhaps not optimally, but functionally.
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 2:05 pm

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 27):
My, someone does not like Delta. It's a shame because they are doing so many things right.

You nailed it, DTW!
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 2:14 pm

Quoting Nola (Reply 18):
MSP is DL's second largest hub.

MSP is third largest for number of departures...

March 2016
429 DTW
408 MSP

And enplanements...

2015
12,589,144 DTW
12,442,497 MSP
 
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RE: Delta Strategy Over Next 5 Years?

Wed May 11, 2016 3:20 pm

Quoting atypical (Reply 48):


MSP is third largest for number of departures...

March 2016
429 DTW
408 MSP

And enplanements...

2015
12,589,144 DTW
12,442,497 MSP

I misread the article(s) where Bastain said that MSP was Delta's second home as second largest hub....


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