Search found 1473 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 30
by RJNUT
Tue May 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN
Replies: 33
Views: 7886

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...

Jump to post
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: 96
Views: 13165

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...

Jump to post
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: 96
Views: 13165

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

Jump to post
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: 96
Views: 13165

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...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sat May 12, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 13684

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.

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Fri May 11, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 431
Views: 34967

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...

Jump to post
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: 4009

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...

Jump to post
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: 4009

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

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sun May 06, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angolan Airlines orders 6 X Q400's
Replies: 11
Views: 2472

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.?

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Tue May 01, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 59
Views: 4995

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!.

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue Adds JetSuiteX Code Share
Replies: 15
Views: 1770

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...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5201

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...

Jump to post
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: 5647

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 ...

Jump to post
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: 5647

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 ...

Jump to post
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: 21108

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"?

Jump to post
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: 21108

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!.

Jump to post
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: 2266

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

Jump to post
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: 2266

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 ...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?
Replies: 29
Views: 5940

Re: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?

Personally, I vastly prefer the Q400 over the Embraer, I just think it’s a more comfortable ride, and it’s great for bags, gate check, no waiting around. In Canada, it has a pretty strong following, and we still have a significant number of CRJ100/200s and classic dash 8s that need replacement. It’...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reservation status code
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: RESERVATION STATUS CODE

HK is "holding confirmed" SA "space available"

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6584

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

I think IF they maintain some reasonable degree of reliability, they could go a long way to stabilize air service to Branson. Color of plane will be amusing to the travelers there ,I would think. Business travelers are the ones least likely to notice or care.

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6584

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

no "near-miss" on approach to O'Hare for them!

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is
Replies: 29
Views: 6189

Re: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is

of all the US3's , it appears UA and AA will retrench to fortify their hubs and let only DL dabble in PTP flying?

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6584

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

pink and red paints do oxidize causing a faded look

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6584

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

I thought their standard was unusual (in a good ways) this may be over the top.(in a bad way), but gets your attention. I am really pulling for them as I think there are some interesting markets they could open or have on the books to open.

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 32
Views: 6299

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

At the scale they are proposing,they will need to disrupt the current corporate travel distribution model that is neatly tied up within Travel Management Companies (TCM's ) with large corporate contracts with legacy carries along with increasingly strict compliance polices. Funneling traffic away fr...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40806

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I think that IAG made very big strategic mistake for two reason: 1. IAG's move helps DY to got new equity when needed.. Next time investors are more comfortable to give new equity to DY because IAG is knocking the door. DY need new equity maybe in coming months. This also helps DY to keep going whi...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 32
Views: 6299

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

Maybe they can pick up where Onejet seems to have left off. I think the market is there but has to be distributed correctly.

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 years ago - "We took Florida and turned it into an airline"
Replies: 8
Views: 3292

Re: 50 years ago - "We took Florida and turned it into an airline"

I remember I saw a National SUNKING 727 at MKC in the early 70's. (before deregulation). I was so excited that they started to fly to KC. As it turned out , TWA was leasing one of their planes during the summer. There was a TWA decal by the door. I was disappointed , but still thrilled to see that ...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 years ago - "We took Florida and turned it into an airline"
Replies: 8
Views: 3292

Re: 50 years ago - "We took Florida and turned it into an airline"

I remember I saw a National SUNKING 727 at MKC in the early 70's. (before deregulation). I was so excited that they started to fly to KC. As it turned out , TWA was leasing one of their planes during the summer. There was a TWA decal by the door. I was disappointed , but still thrilled to see that l...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4746

Re: First Class Service in MGM

Ultimately, MGM will be offered "cabin class" aircraft in DL's long-term goals. Just have patience.

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd DL route - CLE-BDL
Replies: 23
Views: 3917

Re: Odd DL route - CLE-BDL

Again, we have the example of using LF to determine profitability. I can assure you if you look at the fares your jaw will drop. No airline would continue to fly the route if it was not profitable. FF base or not, airlines are not charities. Even with the post not talking about profitability, airli...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5094

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

First of all the judge and jury is still out on the likes od STL, CVG and DTW WOW Air has service reliability problems and these three airports have horrendous flight times. The real winners were the airports that landed EI, FI and DE I agree about WOW. I think in large markets, WOW can churn thru ...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5094

Re: New Airlines to ATL?

I don't have much experience on here to know what people do or don't complain about. I think Delta does a fine job in the service they provide, but they do lack competition in Atlanta on European and Asian routes. There are many reasons for that, but with the expansion of ULCCs in the US, being a l...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts
Replies: 26
Views: 5749

Re: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts

fly2yyz wrote:
any interior pics?

are the overhead lockers the same as the 1st gen E190s?
There is an interior shot at the link in initial post

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10699

Re: What airline had the first Website?

When did e-tickets really start becoming a thing globally? I remember that in parts of Asia, even up to the early 2000s, it was far more common to be issued paper tickets? from the travel agency side, by 1997 our agency was issuing about 25 percent electronic tickets.. by 2004 80 per cent and then ...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11421

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Where are your facts then? Research what I stated and come back with an answer better than a 16 year old would give. Great Lakes could have in no way afforded the PC-12. They could barely keep their fleet aloft as it was. None of their aircraft had GPS and at least the 1900s did not have autopilot....

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l to Int'l Transit at U.S. Airports
Replies: 16
Views: 1997

Re: Int'l to Int'l Transit at U.S. Airports

not really such a thing as "transit" in the US. All must "enter" the country and depart again. It is an inconvenience for many and not likely to change.

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 117
Views: 17852

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

There will be 49 weekly MIA-HAV frequencies vs. 40 FLL-HAV frequencies Which is comically ridiculous given how dramatically clear the market's preference for MIA over FLL is. I'd say that, objectively, it's fairly hard to argue that point given the traffic and load factor data in AA's filings, comp...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DL UA will not honor Great Lakes Jet Express
Replies: 11
Views: 3957

Re: AA DL UA will not honor Great Lakes Jet Express

I don't understand the majors' problem. They hold the money on the interline ticket in most cases, as they tend to be validated on the larger carriers " ticket stock". They are not out any money . Just being obnoxious. I can understand cancelling an interline agreement , but usually shoul...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DL UA will not honor Great Lakes Jet Express
Replies: 11
Views: 3957

Re: AA DL UA will not honor Great Lakes Jet Express

I don't understand the majors' problem. They hold the money on the interline ticket in most cases, as they tend to be validated on the larger carriers " ticket stock". They are not out any money . Just being obnoxious. I can understand cancelling an interline agreement , but usually should...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: Alaska Horizon Shutters Lewiston Service from SEA and BOI

More or less a minor cut, but it just seems to me AS/QX has been on a negative streak for at least a year , Death by 1000 cuts comes to mind. Its more a perception issue I suppose, but its seems like never ending string of "little" stories.

Flame away!

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 129
Views: 16785

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

SunsetLimited wrote:
The flight schedule for MSY makes it seem like something else is in the works - it arrives in MSY from BKG at 1347, yet MSY-BKG departs at 1310.


Good catch! Those timings defintiely imply some sort of inbound positioning/revenue flight from elsewhere

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 129
Views: 16785

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

It could be an opportunity for Silver to step into GLO's market since they're down for the foreseeable future. this also ties in with the question from what city will they rotate the ATR's into the Branson network? I assume deadheading is the least palatable option . MSY could work well ,as others ...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 129
Views: 16785

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

^^^^ I might add if you are going from Branson beyond Houston or Chicago onto the UA network I think it will take then you to the UA website to book the interline connection

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 129
Views: 16785

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

Official News Release out: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180327006077/en/Silver-Airways-Announces-Daily-Nonstop-Service-Branson Looking at the site, they seem to be separating BKG bookings from the rest of the Florida/Bahamas network. They link to http://flysilverbkg.com/ which redirects...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11421

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

YLWbased wrote:
there goes the last and only Scheduled Commercial Service to and from Cheyenne, Wyoming.

YLWbased

for sometime now it has been down to one flight per WEEK!

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11421

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

wjuddsonk wrote:
It's a sad day that anyone loses their job in aviation and an airline dies.


Agreed but it is also sad to go down with a sinking ship that has been set in motion for about decade and not see it coming.

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11421

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

My experience with them was that when I was little my dad flew them on DTW-TVC. I had never heard of them before, but I liked their logo. He had to check in at the AA desk in DTW, where there wasn't even a sign for Great Lakes and they departed from the lower level concourse A gate in the Smith Ter...

Jump to post
by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11421

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Really only Salina passengers will be affected in any great numbers and that isn't saying much,but they get UA Express service next week I believe.

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 30