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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: 5098

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: 34
Views: 4948

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: 34
Views: 4948

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: 20900

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: 20900

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: 2222

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: 2222

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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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: 5820

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’...

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by RJNUT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reservation status code
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: RESERVATION STATUS CODE

HK is "holding confirmed" SA "space available"

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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: 6548

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.

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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: 6548

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

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

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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: 6137

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?

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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: 6548

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

pink and red paints do oxidize causing a faded look

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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: 6548

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.

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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: 6173

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...

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by RJNUT
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28185

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...

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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: 6173

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.

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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: 3264

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 ...

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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: 3264

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...

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by RJNUT
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4699

Re: First Class Service in MGM

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

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by RJNUT
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd DL route - CLE-BDL
Replies: 23
Views: 3867

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...

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by RJNUT
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5014

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 ...

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by RJNUT
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines to ATL?
Replies: 57
Views: 5014

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...

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by RJNUT
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts
Replies: 24
Views: 5078

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

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by RJNUT
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10579

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 ...

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by RJNUT
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11321

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....

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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: 1927

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.

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by RJNUT
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 106
Views: 16392

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...

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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: 3913

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...

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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: 3913

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...

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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: 1960

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!

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by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 127
Views: 16260

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

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by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 127
Views: 16260

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 ...

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by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 127
Views: 16260

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

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by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 127
Views: 16260

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...

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by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11321

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!

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by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11321

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.

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by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11321

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...

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by RJNUT
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11321

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.

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by RJNUT
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11321

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) seizes operations

I wonder how the ADI codeshare flights to Pierre and Watertown will be affected. Will have to find a new partner (Silver?) It says they will still operated under the ZK code for now. Thanks I just saw the memo on the ZK website. Hah!, they said "suspend" operations in the memo , so hold o...

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by RJNUT
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11321

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) seizes operations

I wonder how the ADI codeshare flights to Pierre and Watertown will be affected. Will have to find a new partner (Silver?)

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by RJNUT
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11321

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) seizes operations

EveReady Battery of the airline industry. RIP(or not in Peace). WOW! thanks for the update

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by RJNUT
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways starting new routes out of Branson
Replies: 37
Views: 4292

Re: Silver Airways starting new routes out of Branson

klm617 wrote:
I wonder if BKG-FNT would be viable twice weekly. Seems to me that the FNT demographic are the type of people who would go for a long weekend to Branson. Say a Wednesday and Sunday Nonstop.

57 per cent African American..doubt it!

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by RJNUT
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways starting new routes out of Branson
Replies: 37
Views: 4292

Re: Silver Airways starting new routes out of Branson

Even without the codeshare the BKG flights do show up on UA website so that will help some. Aside from the tourists, because of the fairly large entertainment industry there, it creates a lot of moving parts that requires "business" type travel to/from Branson aside from the economic or po...

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by RJNUT
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways starting new routes out of Branson
Replies: 37
Views: 4292

Re: Silver Airways starting new routes out of Branson

BKG keeps throwing money at sundry carriers for service and it never works out - when will they realize hillbilly tourists don't fly and business people greatly prefer to use SGF? True but this tie in with the UA worldwide network may help this time but they are beginning service after high season ...

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by RJNUT
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ULCC Start Ups
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: ULCC Start Ups

So basically everything in your post screams "FAIL" !!, but I do understand fantasizing about above mentioned scenarios!

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by RJNUT
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian
Replies: 74
Views: 9820

Re: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian

ask Norwegian... "Like, WOW.. what is your strategy?... and they answer "Like WOW!"

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by RJNUT
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/IAH
Replies: 63
Views: 8905

Re: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/

UA is going to operate all the EAS the way they are going. Somebody tell Wall Street that 5% capacity increase they hate is all govt subsidized! LOL Honestly though, if the government is going to continue subsidizing EAS, this is how it SHOULD be awarded: To a reliable Express carrier who can feed ...

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by RJNUT
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB175s for Hilton Head Island - AA
Replies: 32
Views: 5085

Re: EMB175s for Hilton Head Island - AA

Now that HHH will be able to accept jets in the near future, any rumors or speculation that DL will resume ATL service to the island? I would have to expect that and also possibly UA to IAD. It ,of course, would be a return to service for DL. Isn't there an expected 2ND extension to 5400' eventuall...

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by RJNUT
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/IAH
Replies: 63
Views: 8905

Re: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/

I imagine next week you will see a re-file for 3M starting Aug. 30th to BKG so AUG. frequencies may not show up at all since it will only cover two days of that month. And then resume new frequencies for SEP, OCT..I think until mid-December according to3M website.

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