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Two weeks on, and Delta is already cutting flights DELTA AIR LINES will reduce flights between Australia and the US for three months, two weeks after launching services, amid intense ...
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    Two weeks on, and Delta is already cutting flights

    Two weeks on, and Delta is already cutting flights

    DELTA AIR LINES will reduce flights between Australia and the US for three months, two weeks after launching services, amid intense competition on the route.

    In an embarrassing decision, the world's largest airline has blamed the reduction of its daily service to six flights a week between September 6 and December 6 on the need to carry out maintenance on one of its long-haul Boeing 777s.
    Something big is about to happen.

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    Re: Two weeks on, and Delta is already cutting flights

    Not a good sign.

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    Re: Two weeks on, and Delta is already cutting flights

    No news of UA reducing frequencies out of AU, hmmm?

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    Re: Two weeks on, and Delta is already cutting flights

    YOu would think they would have known about the 777LR needing MX before they launched this route.... or even better, the could sub it with a 772er... sounds like it is more about loads during the off season than MX.

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    Re: Two weeks on, and Delta is already cutting flights

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCguy View Post
    No news of UA reducing frequencies out of AU, hmmm?
    Who knows; it's a bit early for any established player to move.


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    Re: Two weeks on, and Delta is already cutting flights

    YOu would think they would have known about the 777LR needing MX before they launched this route.... or even better, the could sub it with a 772er... sounds like it is more about loads during the off season than MX.
    Without doubt you are right, and of course the media will see right through it... just like Jetstar's "Swine Flu" Excuse to scrap piles of empty Japan bound flights.

    Early signs that its only going to get worse for DL. I doubt we will see this service return

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    Re: Two weeks on, and Delta is already cutting flights

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    Early signs that its only going to get worse for DL. I doubt we will see this service return
    That's why the proposed JV between VA & DL is probably important for both airlines. Otherwise somethings gotta give. Even with the JV, it may not guarantee continuation of DL services, in fact maybe the opposite and make it a lot easier for DL to go down the AA/QF path with VA/DJ.

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    Re: Two weeks on, and Delta is already cutting flights

    I am wondering whether they are going to send a different 777 that is used on another route for repair and using the 777 that was for Australia on that route.

    But it doesn't look good.
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    Re: Two weeks on, and Delta is already cutting flights

    That's why the proposed JV between VA & DL is probably important for both airlines.
    I agree with you dajop, seems the obvious way to put bums in seats, and DL can utilise the excess metal elsewhere.
    Cheers Dee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Thom View Post
    That's why the proposed JV between VA & DL is probably important for both airlines.
    I agree with you dajop, seems the obvious way to put bums in seats, and DL can utilise the excess metal elsewhere.
    Cheers Dee
    Didn't you read the article, Dee? There is no excess metal.


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