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DL continues to weaken operationally (Summer 2022 Meltdown)

DL continues to weaken operationally (Summer 2022 Meltdown)

Old Jun 23, 22, 3:41 pm
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Labor day is only 72 days away.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 6:20 pm
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I think we all deserve some complimentary skypesos just for the vicarious pain and suffering from reading this thread...
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Old Jun 23, 22, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by DTWflyer View Post
I tend to avoid traveling in summer since its the best time of the year in Michigan and I love to enjoy the summer nights after work at home, enjoying the long hours of daylight and being able to spend time up north.
I also generally hate summer travel due to the insanity of peak summer travel season, thunderstorm delays/cancels galore.
This summer I am glad to not be traveling.
I grew up near GRR and find myself planning extra trips to the parental homestead this time of year despite the flight hassles getting there because Michigan summers are so wonderful.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 7:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
So why canít some of these people be new elites, especially if they have some level of business travel as well?
Of course, some of them are. But probably not as many as you might think, for the reasons mentioned above (business travel still down, leisure travel not likely enough to push people to higher status levels on its own). People making one-off travel after a couple of years, even in business to Europe, might not even be thoughtful enough to add their FFN. On top of that, given what a mess travel has been this summer, I would argue that some biz travelers aren't doing their usual summer leisure travel because of the mess at airports, and some of the newly-minted medallions are seeing what a disaster it is out there and deciding to be one-and-done (or two-and-done) with trips.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by unitedbusiness View Post
wow thatís a packed 767-300!
did they give a reason for the last minute cancellation ?!
inbound was canceled. I have been trying all day to call in and ask for a refund / credit and I get 2 hr hold times and no callback option
i was able to get a ticket on Ua in Polaris 777 so I am happy about that .
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Old Jun 23, 22, 8:41 pm
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I'm wondering here - are the flight cuts that DL already announced and implemented starting last month even having an impact here? That was supposed to improve the network resiliency and bring in some buffer to prevent further cancellations and significant delays from minor events.

DL is continuing to have regular meltdowns and dumping flights all over the place.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 9:08 pm
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Originally Posted by rylan View Post
I'm wondering here - are the flight cuts that DL already announced and implemented starting last month even having an impact here? That was supposed to improve the network resiliency and bring in some buffer to prevent further cancellations and significant delays from minor events.

DL is continuing to have regular meltdowns and dumping flights all over the place.
Ed said on CNBC there were no cuts. They simply canceled some planned growth after July 1.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by DLASflyer View Post
Ed said on CNBC there were no cuts. They simply canceled some planned growth after July 1.
Doesn't this basically just prevent the situation from becoming worse versus fixing the problem?
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Old Jun 24, 22, 7:26 am
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Pile of flights canceled for today and tomorrow already across the network...
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Old Jun 24, 22, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by rylan View Post
Pile of flights canceled for today and tomorrow already across the network...
Not even lunch hour yet and DL's NYC ops quickly turning into a dumpster fire.
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Old Jun 24, 22, 8:03 am
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I'm flying MCI-SLC-LGB on July 2nd and back on the 4th. Part of me wants to say " but it's the west, most of the problems have been in the east" but I know that's a fallacy. I'm just going to strap in and shut the eff up. Fourth of July weekend is about to be an adventure. Stay tuned for my posts of cancellation, delays, missed parties and other misadventures.
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Old Jun 24, 22, 8:07 am
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Originally Posted by hockeystl View Post
Not even lunch hour yet and DL's NYC ops quickly turning into a dumpster fire.
Next weekend (end of month, long 4th of July weekend) is gonna be a disaster
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Old Jun 24, 22, 8:09 am
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I’ve been flying in the time frame of the Christmas, Memorial Day, and Juneteenth meltdowns and have yet to even misconnect once. Next flight is on the July 4 holiday weekend and I’m hoping my luck doesn’t finally run out since it’s a connection to a once a day international flight.
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Old Jun 24, 22, 8:14 am
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I flew MSP - JFK - CDG - MPL on Tue/Wed with no issue whatsoever - walked right up to curbside check-in at MSP, on time departures and arrivals, 15 min through passport control at CDG, no strike at CDG, luggage arrived promptly. I felt a strong urge to buy a lottery ticket. Oh, wait a minute, I forgot - there was no PDB in MSP. So much for that lottery ticket, but at least there is hope.
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Old Jun 24, 22, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by drminn View Post
I flew MSP - JFK - CDG - MPL on Tue/Wed with no issue whatsoever - walked right up to curbside check-in at MSP, on time departures and arrivals, 15 min through passport control at CDG, no strike at CDG, luggage arrived promptly. I felt a strong urge to buy a lottery ticket. Oh, wait a minute, I forgot - there was no PDB in MSP. So much for that lottery ticket, but at least there is hope.
Did you ask for a PDB?
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