Delta looking at AirTran 717s

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  1. MileCards

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    They mentioned during the JP Morgan webcast they are evaluating the option if SW gets rid of them but have no announcement.

    Dont think there would be complaints here if it happened
     
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    Interesting news. Thanks for sharing.

    Those are pretty new planes, aren't they? Does DL currently have any/many 717s? If so, what types of routes do they currently service and what types of routes would the FL ones service?
     
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    Delta has various Mad Dogs and DCs and has been active in the used market. No 717s as of now.
     
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    The 717 would probably make a good replacement for some of those DC-9-50s Delta is planning to retire in the next couple years...
     
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    It would be an interesting development.

    Valujet, Airtran's predecessor got a number of its DC-9s from Delta and now Delta might get Airtran's 717 from their successor, Southwest. MD T-tails might have an even longer long lifespan in ATL!:)
     
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    I'm surprised that DL would want to attempt to maintin yet another aircraft type.

    My bottom line is the number of FC seats that DL would have if they do acquire these birds. I hate the 12 FC A319s and now A320s.
     
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    I would guess they would quickly replace the remainder of my beloved DC-9-50s and probably provide a retirement route for the older MD-88s, too.
     
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    They'd have to come at absolute fire sale prices I'd think.

    I wonder where else they might end up?

    12F is a terrible development.
     
  10. nova

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    Those birds just might come cheap. Once Southwest/Airtran ditches them who else would want them? As far as i know theres somewhere around 20 or 25 already not in service...
     
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    They're coming...in 2013...

    https://www.facebook.com/delta

     
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    I expect that the learning curves will be fairly gentle for the pilots and mechanics who are have been dealing with the other DC9s and MDs.

    I also am not unhappy with 12F on a 100 seat aircraft. That is a completely different matter from 12F on a big Airbus.
     
  14. mattsteg
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    Shall we add the all of the 10% or less F birds to the list of shame? A319, A320, 73W, 73Y, 73H, M88, M90? If the A319 is bad at 12F (and it is) it's certainly not alone as all of the above are similar in ratio. The A320 is obviously egregiously bad and in a class by itself.
     
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    Just remember that they are providing "more"!!
     
  16. The Boat
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    But remember that the MD-95 and the B717 are the same aircraft as McDonnell Commercial Aircraft was sold to Boeing in 2000 (I think that was the date, but don't hold me to it)

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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