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by RJNUT
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 102
Views: 12563

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

Looks like MCI-YYZ is now permanently 1 x daily. It was an odd seasonality, 2x daily fall/winter/spring and once daily summer. This takes care of all that!

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by RJNUT
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 4915

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

A few years ago we were leaving Aruba on AA and we must have crawled for 30 minutes to taxi to the runway. This was during another contract slowdown. There was no other takeoff traffic at the airport. The pilots were applying brakes to keep the plane extra slow as the idle thrust threatened to achi...

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by RJNUT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Link commuter service
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: WestJet Link commuter service

NYPECO wrote:
They are Saab 340s, Operated by Pacific Coastal I think.



They do look very nice in WestJet colors!

I guess we can now say looks good in WestJet's "old" livery?!

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by RJNUT
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HSV Announcement - 7/10
Replies: 36
Views: 4461

Re: HSV Announcement - 7/10

Quick jump on Silver airways' proposed Orlando service , possibly by Via Air which has added several southern tier cities to SFB?

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by RJNUT
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA F-100 Fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 5218

Re: AA F-100 Fleet

I flew PIT-MCI and it seemed quite SLOW. it's the 1st time I seemed tuned into a jets cruise speed.

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by RJNUT
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Classic Mississippi Aviation
Replies: 12
Views: 1047

Re: Classic Mississippi Aviation

I worked for Scheduled Skyways 1985 and we flew the Nord 262 to MEI and PIB from MEM . Mostly loaded with recruits/duffle bags for the NAS in Meridian. Always went out full and always held for Republic flight #474 from Orlando coming out of basic training. I then transferred to Republic Express in M...

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by RJNUT
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improved EAS connectivity
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Improved EAS connectivity

TEY1330 wrote:
I hope Southern Airways establishes interline with AA at DFW. But they have got to replace those caravans with something pressurized. Weather is too unpredictable in that part of the country.

...AND move to main terminals, not the G.A. location currently.

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by RJNUT
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improved EAS connectivity
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Improved EAS connectivity

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... mmunitiesI
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Hah ! Just after I started this thread, out comes this major termination order for EAS cities, so it basically blows up my premise!


https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... mmunitiesI

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by RJNUT
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improved EAS connectivity
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Improved EAS connectivity

Some good news in an otherwise depressing subject. Boutique now offers full interline and selective codeshare with United.( a complete surprise) Southern AIrwasy Express phasing in interline connectivity with AA thru PIT and BWI Via Air now offers AA interline from PKB and BKW thru CLT Silver Airway...

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by RJNUT
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline at MSN
Replies: 36
Views: 5475

Re: New Airline at MSN

I think B6 would be exciting , but I think its a stretch to label it the most "logical" choice. That demonstrates a lack of understanding of their current growth pattern.

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by RJNUT
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s Going On With UA at ORD Today ... Air Traffic Control Issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 3403

Re: What’s Going On With UA at ORD Today ... Air Traffic Control Issues?

I don't think Chicago, this season ,has missed one single T-storm complex crossing the Midwest.. It has been a very active late spring/early summer this year. Heck, even PHX had a nasty rain event last week. Houston also has storms today, though it looks like the worst of it is south and east of IA...

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by RJNUT
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s Going On With UA at ORD Today ... Air Traffic Control Issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 3403

Re: What’s Going On With UA at ORD Today ... Air Traffic Control Issues?

I don't think Chicago, this season ,has missed one single T-storm complex crossing the Midwest..

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by RJNUT
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11604

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

MGA is losing service awfully fast. Very unfortunate to see. I wonder how long until intra Central American flights are reduced. I had someone a few years ago try to convince me that Nicaragua is the up and coming US retirement destination. Glad I didn't listen ! So you think because of the reducti...

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by RJNUT
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11604

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

I find the KG additions interesting as those have been operating for awhile but possibly now being available for distribution thru the GDS systems? That would help the markets of SHR and RIW. KG is the code for Key Lime Air dba Denver AIr Connection.

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by RJNUT
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11604

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

avi8 wrote:
MGA is losing service awfully fast. Very unfortunate to see. I wonder how long until intra Central American flights are reduced.


I had someone a few years ago try to convince me that Nicaragua is the up and coming US retirement destination. Glad I didn't listen !

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by RJNUT
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11604

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

per 4B's CEO they must not be displeased with MCE in general as per below: (trying to sell Jamestown NY on their services) "“We expect that we can achieve more passengers now than in the past because we are more established as a carrier as well as our new relationship with United Airlines which...

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by RJNUT
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11604

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

4B MCE-OAK may switch to all LAX to take advantage of the United relationship, of which UA has zero presence at OAK?! I am looking for any news item as such.

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by RJNUT
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 5866

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

9L (now 10L) is also the longer of the two runways though. While it says international flights will remain unchanged, I still question it, especially with Emirates. Is 8,000 feet enough for FLL-DXB nonstop? 8,000 is enough since EK is not running 100% loads, FLL is at sea level and the flight takes...

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by RJNUT
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My favorite airliner ever: Braniff 727-200....
Replies: 15
Views: 1709

Re: My favorite airliner ever: Braniff 727-200....

I pre-date you and preferred their "shorty" B727-100's(with the Girard interiors) ! but my 1st flight was on their BAC 111 which remains in my top five airliners I have ridden.

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by RJNUT
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for Via + OneJet
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: Potential for Via + OneJet

OneJet is a house of cards. One breeze in the wrong direction and they are toast. I don't expect anything out of them long term. They aren't sure who they are nor who they want to be. I tend to agree although I had high hopes for their concept from the start but questioned the initial a/c selection...

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by RJNUT
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?
Replies: 19
Views: 1870

Re: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?

Try same request on WestJet's website instead. I saw the routing offered that you mention.

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by RJNUT
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4893

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

considering AA is looking at abandoning international flying from any real MAJOR city in USA ( NYC/LAX/SFO) they desperately need partners... DL on the other hand goes straight for the challenge and announces BOM... Leave it to a fanboy to try and derail an AA thread into a DL cheer thread, some of...

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by RJNUT
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4893

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

I doubt AA can interline with EK, because it cannot beat B6 pricing. Transferring Indian passengers with 2 fully loaded checked bags for $50 is not financially viable. Getting back in the bed with EY is a definite possibility. On codeshare or interline "thru " fares , the "over the w...

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by RJNUT
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4893

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

Arion640 wrote:
Ahhh the only airline out of the US3 who sees sense and isn't interested in silly spats.

I wouldn't be surprised to see United take similar stance as AA and leave DL out in the cold on these market possibilities.

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by RJNUT
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cases where LCC's exit of markets ended in ruins tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 3470

Re: Cases where LCC's exit of markets ended in ruins tourism

if for some reason G4 suddenly stopped flying , MYR capacity would take quite a while to back fill!

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by RJNUT
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 132
Views: 10753

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/nor ... nejet-ceo/
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this guy needs to go! its just been some irrational pipedream of his

http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/nor ... nejet-ceo/

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by RJNUT
Wed May 30, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United, Boutique Air codeshare to grow Denver network
Replies: 13
Views: 2098

Re: United, Boutique Air codeshare to grow Denver network

Before the codeshare the passengers had to buy 2 tickets and that second ticket could easily be on WN or F9. Now it will make it easier and probably cheaper for the pax to buy a through ticket on UA No, Boutique has had an interline agreement with United for a year. You could go on United.com and b...

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by RJNUT
Fri May 25, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique- UA codeshare
Replies: 13
Views: 1710

Re: Boutique- UA codeshare

They may eventually get awarded a lot of Air Choice One routes into ORD once they come up for renewal. And could also snag IAD routes from Southern Airways Express although many of those EAS markets may go on the chopping block soon(they all might actually). Some interesting growth possibilities and...

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by RJNUT
Fri May 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique- UA codeshare
Replies: 13
Views: 1710

Boutique- UA codeshare

https://www.boutiqueair.com/news/271
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I like the way UA is committing to serving small markets thru their own Express carries taking EAS routes and now code sharing with 4B. This is a huge step for Boutique and UA both

https://www.boutiqueair.com/news/271

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by RJNUT
Tue May 22, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4541

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

Lets just say for this gentleman, his best days are now behind him! WOW ,what a picture. It's a shame ,really.

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by RJNUT
Tue May 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN
Replies: 34
Views: 8876

Re: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN

How often do these storms happen? I was there for one in July 2011 and it hit the terminal complex, I think F9 took the hardest hit. It’s the only time in 1.5 million miles I had to sleep in a terminal. No hotel rooms from Ft Collins to Pueblo. Scott Walker had to do the same ... how democratic! So...

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by RJNUT
Sun May 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14069

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

PHL on DL/AF/KL can now go thru BOS for many TATL connections. PHL-JFK looks good on paper but ontime performance/reliability on those routes are another thing I think you're being very charitable. Looking at the DL route maps I count 6 TATL destinations (including partners) from BOS and 24 from JF...

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by RJNUT
Sun May 13, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14069

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

PHL on DL/AF/KL can now go thru BOS for many TATL connections. PHL-JFK looks good on paper but ontime performance/reliability on those routes are another thing

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by RJNUT
Sun May 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14069

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

looks like Boutique is changing up MSS EAS service to all BOS rather than split between ALB and BWI...

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by RJNUT
Sat May 12, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 92
Views: 14732

Re: Rumor: UA cutting EWR-BDL/BWI/DSM and while expanding domestic service

finally, a "true" reliever hub!. Makes total sense , considering constraints of EWR that have been plaguing for decades and not going away.

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by RJNUT
Fri May 11, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 645
Views: 51914

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Anyone on here going to be around to see the first WOW flight land? Or happen to be on the first outbound? Hoping to see some pics. I will unfortunately be out of the country so I will miss it and of course I return on one of the days they aren't flying in. Any pics of their desk or gate would be g...

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by RJNUT
Mon May 07, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT:Airlines to launch payments system to rival credit card groups
Replies: 28
Views: 4118

Re: FT:Airlines to launch payments system to rival credit card groups

Yup why invent something when airlines have had UATP. Sounds more like a solution in search of a problem when industry has had the answer for decades already. But UATP seems like a corporate to corporate solution, not a consumer product. Also, not sure how much cheaper it is than what the credit ca...

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by RJNUT
Sun May 06, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT:Airlines to launch payments system to rival credit card groups
Replies: 28
Views: 4118

Re: FT:Airlines to launch payments system to rival credit card groups

Just revive the old UATP travel plan. The airlines started that service decades ago

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by RJNUT
Sun May 06, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angolan Airlines orders 6 X Q400's
Replies: 11
Views: 2518

Re: Angolan Airlines orders 6 X Q400's

it appears they are wanted for domestic feed. Is there that much of a market? then it mentions "regional " feed which I would think to include Brazzaville, Kinshasa, Point Noire, etc.?

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by RJNUT
Tue May 01, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 132
Views: 10753

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

Onejet has been a lot of talk over the recent years. They need to get this thing going NOW. The president mentions 1500 possible point to point routes . They have had very few success up 'til this point ,shifting with the wind on their hub and routes!.

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by RJNUT
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue Adds JetSuiteX Code Share
Replies: 15
Views: 1811

Re: Jet Blue Adds JetSuiteX Code Share

OK, very, very, very odd. The entire pitch of JetSuiteX is "The airlines suck and TSA/scheduled air service is annoying and frustrating so fly JetSuiteX". Yet, they will now sell connections on/off of airlines that require TSA and operate from normal terminals. When they blatantly tell th...

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by RJNUT
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5324

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

The free press had an article about it a week or so ago. Courtesy: Detroit Free Press Old Detroit City Airport Crumbles As City Rejects Offers Of Millions https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/john-gallagher/2018/04/13/detroit-city-airport-coleman-young-international-airport/494461002/ The guy...

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by RJNUT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s
Replies: 35
Views: 5704

Re: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s

As we've demonstrably seen, few if any of these routes will work outside of MFW... ...and that isn't likely to change until the USA (1) gets a functional Congress that (2) gets past the hypocrisy of the Cuban embargo, then (3) lifts the ridiculous restrictions holding back route development. Thank ...

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by RJNUT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s
Replies: 35
Views: 5704

Re: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s

As we've demonstrably seen, few if any of these routes will work outside of MFW... ...and that isn't likely to change until the USA (1) gets a functional Congress that (2) gets past the hypocrisy of the Cuban embargo, then (3) lifts the ridiculous restrictions holding back route development. Thank ...

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by RJNUT
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21372

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

whey couldn't they cut one of their JFK or MCO or LAX, etc. flights to accommodate this IRROP. the people in their other US destinations had better resources to rebook and "get home on their own"?

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by RJNUT
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21372

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

caught up in a "perfect storm"

I would buy insurance if I book off brand airlines, but I was in the " BIZ" almost my entire career!.

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by RJNUT
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN codesharing: One of the biggest untapped markets today?
Replies: 23
Views: 2328

Re: WN codesharing: One of the biggest untapped markets today?

Just a quick exercise, WN /FI overlap cities list which could offer connecting possibilities:
MCI
STL
BOS
EWR
IAD
MSP
SEA
PDX
DEN
MCO
BWI
CLE
TPA
PHL

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by RJNUT
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN codesharing: One of the biggest untapped markets today?
Replies: 23
Views: 2328

Re: WN codesharing: One of the biggest untapped markets today?

Well if I remember correctly, WN had partnerships with Westjet and Volaris at various points that both went belly up. Hey, I remember that Southwest had either a codeshare or an interline agreement with China Airlines (CI) in the early 2000s. I saw that in my OAG North American Pocket Flight Guide ...

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