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Superpilot92

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looks like a photo of a bunch of Gemini Jets....

the one to the left of the UAL 737 is the MD90 from hello airlines that is soon to have Delta paint. its the first of many that the company wants to get on property.
 

ACL65PILOT

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Board has approved up to 50. Yes, we are getting them. We have five in possession with a sixth on it way from Hello.
Route wants them as growth jets and Flt Ops says they will be a one for one with the 9's and or 88's. We shall see.
 

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Oh Great! Does this allow more 76 seat jets?

Depends. The 76 seat jets are hard capped at 153 until the mainline takes possession of its 768th airframe. We're currently at about 750. Once we go above 767 airframes they can increase the number of 76 seaters, but not much more, because they are butting up to the 255 limit for 70 + 76 seat jets. Just a hunch, but I don't think they really want too many more RJs, even the 76 seat variety.
 

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Also from the third floor in Eagan, which isn't the source of all the good info as it used to be but most are confirming: MD88/90s to MSP and A319/20s to SLC. When/How/Why? The answer I get is "soon."

The why part of the equation is MD-88/90 can do east/west out of MSP but not east out of SLC very well. The MD can do both coasts from MSP, and ditto for the A319/320 out of SLC. Most everyone probably heard this already.

Bring on more MD-88/90s!!!!
 
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lookin4better

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Growth for Delta would be great! But the MOST important thing is these planes will not say " Connection " on the side.
 

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Most everyone probably heard this already.

Bring on more MD-88/90s!!!!

Hey...as often as things change, repeat info doesn't hurt anything. Just gives us a current peek that the game plan hasn't changed.

As a guy planning on heading to MSP, thanks for posting!

Is there a fairly large mix of locals/commuters there?

Just curious if you think there will be a fair amount jumping ship to SLC & LAX.
 

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"Growth for Delta would be great! But the MOST important thing is these planes will not say " Connection " on the side. "



How bout DCI pilots starting a 90for90for90 campaign? That would make Delta profitable finally.
 
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Noserider76

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Also from the third floor in Eagan, which isn't the source of all the good info as it used to be but most are confirming: MD88/90s to MSP and A319/20s to SLC. When/How/Why? The answer I get is "soon."

The why part of the equation is MD-88/90 can do east/west out of MSP but not east out of SLC very well. The MD can do both coasts from MSP, and ditto for the A319/320 out of SLC. Most everyone probably heard this already.

Bring on more MD-88/90s!!!!

Sounds similar to the way the -90 was used in DFW for many years.
 
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FBN0223

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Hey...as often as things change, repeat info doesn't hurt anything. Just gives us a current peek that the game plan hasn't changed.

As a guy planning on heading to MSP, thanks for posting!

Is there a fairly large mix of locals/commuters there?

Just curious if you think there will be a fair amount jumping ship to SLC & LAX.

DTW is more of a commuter base. MSP has locals who will not be moving(married the Minnesota girl). However, among the group that does commute to MSP, I would say most commute from the west: CA, AZ, SEA. I really don't think there will be initially enough slots open in LAX and SLC, so it will take a while for the west coast MSP commuters to move in.
 

Superpilot92

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No wonder they're losing money. Buying more gas hogs.


Whats the burn rate on an MD90 and how does it compare to an "efficient" airliner? thanks for the clarification since you're obviously very informed.
 

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No wonder they're losing money. Buying more gas hogs.

It is definitely more economical than the RJ you are flying! It costs significantly less per seat-mile. Plus the thing costs around 1/5th the price of an RJ. And it does not say CONNECTION on the side. Thanks for your concern though.
 

PeanuckleCRJ

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No wonder they're losing money. Buying more gas hogs.


Let's see.... CRJ-200. ~2500-3000 lbs an hour for 50 pax.

757-200.... ~7000 lbs an hour for 184 pax.

MD-90.. ~5500-6000 an hour for 150 pax.


Who's the gas hog?
 
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