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by FlyPNS1
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 4318

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017

atcsundevil wrote:
I recall reading that the Silver Line project had a projected completion date in mid 2019 with an opening date around early 2020. Do you know if that's still the case?


That is still the case...still projected to open in 2020.

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by FlyPNS1
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 4318

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017

I mention a second 12/30 because I think the acceptance rate of 30/hr when Runway 30 is the only arrival runway due to winds is one of the biggest weaknesses at the airport. The acceptance rate of 30 is usually not even met because there is no approach to that runway so sequencing traffic precisely...

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by FlyPNS1
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 13930

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

If all of this growth doesn't translate into closing to profit performance gap with DL and AA, it isn't going to last because Kirby won't last. I think you are correct that Wall Street is giving them some space at the moment, but they are not completely bought in on the strategy. Margins aren't hea...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 17278

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

Frontier did update their route map and lists all the start dates for everything. The map itself is a cluster but the list of dates below it is good. Pensacola appears on the route map and seems to have a line to Chicago-O'Hare. However, nothing to Pensacola is bookable and in Frontier's original p...

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by FlyPNS1
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 26076

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

I ride on SWA several times a month and can't imagine using them for a vacation to the islands . HAL, UAL, DAL would all be better choices assuming SWA was not giving their tickets away. I tend to agree. I love WN for shorter 1-3 hour flights, but on longer flights WN starts to lose its appeal. WN ...

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by FlyPNS1
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 36738

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

The big shocker to me is the return of JAX-FLL....3x daily!

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by FlyPNS1
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest computer glitch angers frequent flyers
Replies: 16
Views: 2658

Re: Southwest computer glitch angers frequent flyers

Is it guaranteed you get the seat you want? Sounds like not all "A-list" passengers are not as accepting. The tweets from the article linked and others online paint a much different picture. Imagine if UA or AA had such a glitch affecting premium flyers? The tiki torches would be ablaze f...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Effect - Alive and Well
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: Southwest Effect - Alive and Well

I agree the Southwest Effect is not dead, though it is diminished a bit. The fare reductions used to be much larger than 15% for sure. Kind of ironic they quote routes like FNT-LAS and ICT-MDW which don't exist anymore. In the case of PNS-BNA, this route was effectively non-existent before WN becaus...

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by FlyPNS1
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10872

Re: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL

<quote>Previously it was schedule to op Christmas/NYE and then done. Now MAR-Summer. *UA ORD-PNS MAR 0>0.8 APR 0>1.0 </quote> Nothing really new here though as this route has been flown Spring/Summer seasonally for the past few years. It's flying right now for a few more days in August. Interesting ...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequent Flyer Programmes Survey
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Frequent Flyer Programmes Survey

Done.

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 13282

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

If you want to know what high speed trains do to air service, look at Amtrak Acela. Other than feeding connections, intra-Florida where there is train service will be gone. There's still thousands of people that fly DCA-LGA everyday. Acela certainly took a bite out of the market, but by no means el...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 13282

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

On a semi-side question: does SILVER code share with AA, DL or UA? I can see some travel on UA that includes a Silver connection. But I don't know if they have formal relationships that feed them traffic. It would seem logical to me that this large boost in capacity would benefit with feeds from th...

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by FlyPNS1
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH
Replies: 65
Views: 11712

Re: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH

capitalflyer wrote:
WN FLL-IAD JAN 0>1.0 FEB 0>1.0 MAR 0>1.0

WN picking up the FLL slack after AA drops FLL last week, even though it isn't from DCA.


Not really. WN started this route a while ago, long before AA dropped DCA-FLL.

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by FlyPNS1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 26
Views: 5866

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

Maybe a dumb question, but why would B6 need to expand the terminal? Additional slots are unavailable at JFK and B6 operates it's current schedule just fine out of T5, so why the need for more space? While slots are unavailable at prime times (e.g. late afternoon, early evening), there are still ti...

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by FlyPNS1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 26
Views: 5866

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

"gs-JetBlue-JFK-Correspondence@gs.com"

Maybe now we know why DL decided to do LGA without Goldman.

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by FlyPNS1
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 37158

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

There are a few very odd adds. CLT-PVD will be a brutal battle for F9. It's a summer route, like RDU-PVD iit doesn't start until the spring. All those people going to the New England beaches for summer, it should do quite well. Helloooooo Newport. https://s31.postimg.org/jagsti6q3/smile.gif http://...

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by FlyPNS1
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 37158

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Wow! Wasn't expecting Pensacola to get included in F9's expansion. I guess F9 saw the Northern Gulf Coast as a hole and decided to test the waters. WN is actually testing weekend service DEN-PNS this summer, so it'll be interesting to see if they respond next year. Given the O&D between PNS and ...

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by FlyPNS1
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 234
Views: 16007

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

If there are significant drivers of demand - universities, Fortune 500s, etc. - who are outside of a MSA but yet use the airport in question exclusively, I absolutely think those belong in the conversation. Route planners don't care which side of the "MSA line" passenger X or piece of car...

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by FlyPNS1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6071

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

Of note, I DO take exception to this statement from the SAT C of C: A transportation issue paper by a group of San Antonio-area chambers of commerce noted that San Antonio is the “largest medium-sized market outside of the perimeter to not have nonstop access to DCA.” If that in fact is what they s...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23639

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

Based on his comments, but how many 60 year old bartenders do you see in popular bars in the USA? Zero? The USA does the same exact thing, but hides it under other B.S. reasons. Not at all comparable. How many 60 year olds would still want to be bartenders? Not many 60 year olds want to be in a ver...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23639

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

EK's single largest flight attendant population by nationality is British. British, American, German and French FAs are all well represented in the other 2 of ME3 as well. Do you have a theory as to why so many young FAs from these nations are flocking to these SEXIST and AGEIST companies for jobs?...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?
Replies: 18
Views: 2842

Re: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?

Given WN's CASM and the likely costs of operating any 100 seater aircraft, the economics of a 100 seater simply don't make sense for WN. You'll notice none of the LCCs and/or ULCC's are banging down the door to buy up lots of new 100 seaters. There's a reason for that. The economics just don't work ...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant announces 3 new cities and 28 new routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9128

Re: Allegiant announces 3 new cities and 28 new routes

I didn't see it mentioned, but Allegiant also just started PSM-MYR on June 1st. Not sure why this flight was started during June? As I assume South Carolina, much like Florida, is in the off season during summer? Not really. MYR's high season is spring and summer. It's relatively cold in MYR during...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?
Replies: 105
Views: 14667

Re: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?

Transcontinental, to me, is not longhaul. Longhaul means intercontinental. And yes, in terms of longhaul intercontinental, United handily dominates WAS metro longhaul. I would actually say that United dominates WAS metro longhaul to a greater extent that possibly any other U.S. network carrier at a...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?
Replies: 105
Views: 14667

Re: Is EWR UA's Long-Term Answer for an East Coast Super-hub?

Ha. Which "mess" would that be? The "mess" of having the only true, unified megahub in what is by far the largest, wealthiest and most important population center in North America, or the "mess" of utterly dominating longhaul traffic in and out of the nation's capital ...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed May 10, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United load factors from Geneva
Replies: 23
Views: 2893

Re: United load factors from Geneva

The interesting thing is that UA upgauged IAD-GVA from a 3 class 763 to a 764 last year, so they've added capacity during the high season. However, they have trimmed IAD-GVA back to only 3-4x weekly during the low season.

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by FlyPNS1
Thu May 04, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 30708

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Uh, how about tickets to virtually any time-specific event on earth? I can't examine the seat in the baseball stadium before I show up for the game, nor the seat at the theater when I go see a concert or play. And, in almost all cases, I can't cancel said purchases and get refunds for that stuff, e...

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by FlyPNS1
Tue May 02, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 30708

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

So if customers don't like this dense of a 737, AA will change it - as said, AA won't be able to afford flying around an empty 737 that paying customers refuse to fly on. Or AA will just offer fewer flights and frequencies and maintain the same configuration. Or they'll downgauge the route to small...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 11048

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

What you guys seem to conveniently ignore is that the modernization of the ATC system will add new airside capacity to DCA. So Congress will be able to have it's cake and eat it too. Small markets will be protected while long haul domestic at DCA wil be quite robust. Get over it and embrace the 21s...

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by FlyPNS1
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will IAD Tier 2 (New Concourse C/D) Ever Be Built?
Replies: 32
Views: 3948

Re: Will IAD Tier 2 (New Concourse C/D) Ever Be Built?

My guess is that it will be at least 2030 before C/D get replaced. Bottomline, UA isn't likely to significantly expand at IAD in the foreseeable future. And even if UA wants to expand, there is still room to grow. UA could add another two or three banks (in between existing banks) if they wanted to ...

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by FlyPNS1
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 27385

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

I wonder if any executive will ever tell the truth abut CLE and why that station was really de-hubbed. Talking with my sCO coworkers many of them are still scratching their heads trying to figure out why and if Jeff Smisek was telling the truth when he claimed CLE was loosing money or if he was lyi...

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by FlyPNS1
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 13949

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

It appears then they solved the aircraft shortfall by flying the extended day Summer schedule. I don't think that will be revenue optimal, but I agree it was the least disruptive to their market share. I guess they figure they can suffer through some peripheral departure/arrival times for a few mon...

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by FlyPNS1
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 63
Views: 6087

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

And yes, sorry, air travel *is* a public or social good, one with high barriers to entry for providers and insufficient competition. A different set of assumptions applies about its operation than easily-supplied private goods with lots of competition like TV's. If you're in academia, you might wan...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 restores LAS-IAD and adds some other non COS routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: F9 restores LAS-IAD and adds some other non COS routes

At least this time LAS-IAD will run through the summer. Last time it was operated, NK was already flying LAS-BWI, WN was fare matching with $99 one ways from BWI, and there was prevalent fare match deals on LAS-WAS including UA flights into IAD and 1 stop flights into WAS airports. Hopefully this t...

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by FlyPNS1
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Says No Effect on Revenue from Trump, Attacks ME3
Replies: 52
Views: 5757

Re: AA Says No Effect on Revenue from Trump, Attacks ME3

It's now proven that the supposedly huge drop off in visitor demand to the USA was fake news, as it was based upon "searches" not bookings. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/28/nyregion/new-york-foreign-tourists-trump-policies.html?_r=0 Notice, the part about decline in bookings, not search...

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by FlyPNS1
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: BA confirms F-cabin for MSY-LHR, route is "a success before it even starts"
Replies: 60
Views: 10484

Re: VIDEO: BA confirms F-cabin for MSY-LHR, route is "a success before it even starts"

And you know who should be even more happy than MSYers in all of this? ...the people in BNA/STL/IND/etc. Because the success of the likes of AUS and MSY virtually guarantees that BA will continue its pursuit of mid-market US gateways, especially those where it'd be (and likely remain) the sole game...

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by FlyPNS1
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/26/2017: UA Adds 18 Routes!!! CHO/CMI/COU/RST/STS
Replies: 95
Views: 14620

Re: OAG Changes 2/26/2017: UA Adds 18 Routes!!! CHO/CMI/COU/RST/STS

My only concern is weather cancelations. However with 3-time per day frequency we should be ok. Unfortunately, weather cancelations could very well kill this route. Every time there's low visibility at SFO and you've got flow controls in effect, these flights will be the first thing to take big del...

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by FlyPNS1
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/26/2017: UA Adds 18 Routes!!! CHO/CMI/COU/RST/STS
Replies: 95
Views: 14620

Re: OAG Changes 2/26/2017: UA Adds 18 Routes!!! CHO/CMI/COU/RST/STS

I'm told that's not true. At EWR and ORD you apparently have to meet with FAA and make the case your new flight can be added into a spot below capacity. I think that means you have to avoid existing peaks. In EWR it means the afternoon is impossible I'm told, not sure for ORD. Correct. Both ORD and...

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by FlyPNS1
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18131

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

That's because the card is useless without "useable" fare. Kind of defeats the purpose otherwise. Also, the SmartTrip cards are not required to ride the system. They are required to ride MetroBus, but paper fare cards are still used throughout the rail system. Nope. Paper fare cards are n...

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by FlyPNS1
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18131

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

UA continues to chose to connect people at already constrained EWR over IAD. We're over a decade since IAD has reached it's peak. I have my doubts well see the 2005 pax served record broken in the next 10 either. But how much more can UA push through EWR? Plus, is UA willing to give up O&D traf...

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by FlyPNS1
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18131

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

Substantially all connecting flow on UA currently passing through IAD could very likely be handled via EWR & ORD by increasing average aircraft gauge. EWR is problematic due to congestion and delays but IAD is problematic due to costs and low local traffic. Eliminating a hub from the UA network...

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by FlyPNS1
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX or JL at IAD?
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: CX or JL at IAD?

I think JL is very unlikely given that NH/UA already fly IAD-NRT 2x daily (most of the time). I'm not sure IAD really needs a third flight to Tokyo.

MWAA has been in talks with CX, however CX said not until at least 2019.

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by FlyPNS1
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday
Replies: 143
Views: 21770

Re: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday

As expected, kind of a pointless dog-and-pony show that will produce little except a bunch of press releases.

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by FlyPNS1
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17
Replies: 175
Views: 16236

Re: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17

Southwest has really added alot of seasonal serivce to both PNS and ECP. Makes me wonder if this is in competition with the big G4 expansion into a base at VPS. The Florida panhandle must be booming in the summer vacation business. Ive frequented the area many times,mainly late winter, early spring...

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by FlyPNS1
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17
Replies: 175
Views: 16236

Re: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17

Lots of stabs at AS especially with PDX-SFO which basically pumps capacity into a route that AS was trying to remove capacity from with the VX merger. FLL-MCO is a bit odd. I get they want to feed the Caribbean operation, but 5x seems like too much capacity for just that. AUS-ECP is Saturday only, b...

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by FlyPNS1
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17
Replies: 175
Views: 16236

Re: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17

PNS gets some interesting adds: PNS-MCI is flown 1x daily for the summer (last summer was Saturday only) PNS-DEN is flown Saturday/Sunday only (brand new!!!) PNS-DAL is flown 2x Saturday / 1x Sunday (last summer was Saturday only) PNS-MDW is Saturday only (no change) PNS-HOU is 1x daily (no change) ...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to announce CVG
Replies: 112
Views: 12762

Re: Southwest to announce CVG

You're backtracking here. I never argued that the O&D could fill a 737. Plainly it can't. But some O&D is much different from "almost purely connecting." CVG-BNA is similar to stuff like MCI-STL, BWI-RDU or MDW-SDF. Now, I think we're just arguing semantics. Whether it's 5%, 10% o...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to announce CVG
Replies: 112
Views: 12762

Re: Southwest to announce CVG

How many times have you driven and flown CVG-BNA? I've done both dozens of times. Your time estimates are off. I've done both admittedly not as frequently as you and I stand by my estimates. The time savings from flying isn't that much. Only the most time sensitive customers would do it. However, t...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to announce CVG
Replies: 112
Views: 12762

Re: Southwest to announce CVG

The point about $49 fares ignores the very high fares that DL charges on the route. I can't justify $1,500 roundtrip to save 3-4 hours (and since I can work at the airport and on the plane and time is money, it's really more than that). With a $400 roundtrip and a decent schedule, I'd fly almost ev...

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by FlyPNS1
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to announce CVG
Replies: 112
Views: 12762

Re: Southwest to announce CVG

They recently added PIT-BNA and have flown CMH-BNA for decades. Why is CVG-BNA so much different that we can discount it? Distance is the big difference. CVG-BNA is barely a four hour drive, so you're competing with cars on this route. Considering the time to drive to each airport, go through secur...

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