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by mcogator
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 214
Views: 16124

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

neomax wrote:
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What an amazing site. I bet the security lines were a complete joy.

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by mcogator
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami
Replies: 40
Views: 5318

Re: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami

My rich Moroccan friends that I went to college with at the University of Florida all travel back and forth from Miami to Casa Blanca/Rabat multiple times a year. Also, Orlando has a very large amount of Moroccan immigrants. I'm not sure if they would rather connect at JFK or fly direct from MIA.

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by mcogator
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5568

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

I love the comment that was made by a DL official when asked about in flight calls. They said something like "no in my lifetime" lol. Is there an app for an Android that allows you to properly SMS using wi-fi like you can with an iPhone? Not sure if it's T-Mobile specific, but I can SMS w...

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by mcogator
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52614

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

From flightaware.com. Not sure how accurate. Daytona Beach Intl (KDAB) is currently experiencing an airport closure until Monday at 06:00PM EDT. Key West Intl (KEYW) is currently experiencing an airport closure until Friday at 06:00AM EDT. Fort Lauderdale Intl (KFLL) is currently experiencing an air...

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by mcogator
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19130

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

I assume cancellations from tourists/business people flying into MCO Monday night through Wednesday should accommodate all the extra Florida locals who flew out on all the upgauged flights?

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by mcogator
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7726

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

My flight out of RSW was cancelled for Saturday by AA. Those $99 airfares are a PR joke - sure they show avails for Sunday, but that's peak Irma time. I was able to get a oneway from TPA to DFW for Friday for $700 with no credit for my cancelled RSW-DFW. That's the reality of how AA is acting outsi...

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by mcogator
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52614

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Not sure how any Florida airports from MIA to JAX will be open on Saturday and Sunday with the shift in the track.

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by mcogator
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7726

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

Quite a few seats on MIA/FLL/MCO-LAX that are selling for $160-$250 RT. I just bought a full Y fare for LAX-MCO RT Monday-Wednesday for $220. I need to help cleanup at my parents and the rental properties.

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by mcogator
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC
Replies: 75
Views: 16291

Re: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Census_Bureau_2000%2C_Filipinos_in_the_United_States.png Based on diaspora population, these could potentially be new destinations. LAS looks almost like a sure thing, with the local population, service industry, and gambling. LAS SEA SDG ORD IAH ...

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by mcogator
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 744 At Long Beach??
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

Re: Virgin Atlantic 744 At Long Beach??

I saw one there a couple of weeks ago too. I forgot about it, and didn't ask why it was there. Surprised to see it back already.

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by mcogator
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 33238

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

WN did some western expansion from MCO including SMF, OAK and SJC. San Jose, CA (SJC) Daily from May 6, 2018 Sacramento, CA (SMF) Daily from May 6, 2018 Oakland, CA (OAK) Saturday-only from April 14, 2018 https://orlandoairports.net/press/2017/08/28/orlando-international-airport-welcomes-new-servic...

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by mcogator
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 33238

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

This recent article from the Orlando Sentinel mentions that they are pursuing service to Tokyo, as well as Madrid and Heathrow Airport in London. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-cfb-cover-airport-new-service-20170709-story.html I saw that article just before you posted it, which ...

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by mcogator
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?
Replies: 59
Views: 7278

Re: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?

flyfresno wrote:
MIA and GRU have quite a few connections. Otherwise, short of them starting more Caribbean or LA flying, I don't see it being a major transfer point.

LAX is a one stop option to AMS for those wanting to fly DL metal, ie those who wish to use pay with miles.

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by mcogator
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?
Replies: 59
Views: 7278

Re: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?

readytotaxi wrote:
Interesting that no airline offers Int First Class to MCO, yes I understand it is a holiday resort but there is more to MCO than theme parks, curious I am.

EK certainly does.

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by mcogator
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: DL to start MCO-AMS
Replies: 73
Views: 12940

Re: Confirmed: DL to start MCO-AMS

Wonder if this will open a new code share route for me to BKK. MCO>AMS on DL .. AMS>BKK on KLM. (Not sure if DL codeshares on this leg). :?: Jim It will be MCO-AMS-BKK on either DL or KL code, as KL codeshares on DL MCO-AMS and DL codeshare AMS-BKK on KL. DL codeshares beyond AMS to: - AMS-BKK DL 8...

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by mcogator
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10851

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

I've been robbed before after carrying large amounts of cash on an airplane, but I knew the assailant (s). Damn Vegas casinos...but in all seriousness, Chinese tourists are known to carry large amounts of cash, and they've been victims multiple times in Paris specifically.

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by mcogator
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 41623

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Wow a ton of people don't want to visit Dubai? Shocker. The world isn't US centric. Dubai was the 4th most visited city in the world last year by the international traveler, with 2.5 million more international visitors than NYC. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/the-10-most-visited-cities-around-...

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by mcogator
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 41623

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Wow a ton of people don't want to visit Dubai? Shocker. The world isn't US centric. Dubai was the 4th most visited city in the world last year by the international traveler, with 2.5 million more international visitors than NYC. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/the-10-most-visited-cities-around-...

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by mcogator
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jewish Center Bomb Threat Suspect arrested in Israel
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Jewish Center Bomb Threat Suspect arrested in Israel

This is certainly an unexpected twist. Jerusalem (CNN)A Jewish teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with a series of bomb threats that have rattled Jewish institutions and community centers across the US and other countries, Israeli police said. A months-long international investigation led ...

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by mcogator
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: President of Argentina travels commercial on same plane where 64,000 ecstasy doses found
Replies: 19
Views: 2831

Re: President of Argentina travels commercial on same plane where 64,000 ecstasy doses found

Easy. They're just repackaged as vitamins or ibuprofen, etc. It just happens the police were looking for this sort of thing and probably were looking for odd flight patterns from non-nationals, in example Colombians flying from Amsterdam to Santiago. I don't know of anyone that travels with 64,000 ...

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by mcogator
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: President of Argentina travels commercial on same plane where 64,000 ecstasy doses found
Replies: 19
Views: 2831

Re: President of Argentina travels commercial on same plane where 64,000 ecstasy doses found

One also has to wonder what kind of security checks do Schiphol and Barajas have for such a massive amount of pills to go unnoticed. Easy. They're just repackaged as vitamins or ibuprofen, etc. It just happens the police were looking for this sort of thing and probably were looking for odd flight p...

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by mcogator
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 33238

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

In the back of my Lyft and just drove by the remote parking off of the 528, there are 11 B6, 6 or 7 AA, and 1 or 2 Fronteir jets parked out there. I've never seen so many! I assume NE weather? Big time, B6 took over the pad like mosquitos mid summer, they're everwhere. I took a picture on takeoff t...

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by mcogator
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 33238

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

In the back of my Lyft and just drove by the remote parking off of the 528, there are 11 B6, 6 or 7 AA, and 1 or 2 Fronteir jets parked out there. I've never seen so many! I assume NE weather?

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by mcogator
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 8301

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

This is the name issue with claiming to be the largest...... The city of Jacksonville has the distinction of having the largest AREA of any Incorporated city in the state or the nation for that matter. Population density Not so much! ALL major FL cities i.e.: TPA/MIA/ORL are denser but not LARGER. ...

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by mcogator
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel
Replies: 146
Views: 9367

Re: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel

I don't see how the ME3 will survive this without making dramatic cuts in the US market. I can imagine it's tough out for people from India to visit the US, as most Americans think they're Muslim, when the majority are not. Since I've posted this it seems like ppl attacking Indians thinking they ar...

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by mcogator
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 8301

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

I grew up and lived in Gainesville until I graduated from college in '02. Jacksonville is very close, and it could take as little as 45 minutes to get there, but the airport is pretty north of the city which added quite a bit of time. Our airports of choice(based on airfare and convenience) 1. MCO 2...

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by mcogator
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 8301

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

This is the name issue with claiming to be the largest...... The city of Jacksonville has the distinction of having the largest AREA of any Incorporated city in the state or the nation for that matter. Population density Not so much! ALL major FL cities i.e.: TPA/MIA/ORL are denser but not LARGER. ...

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by mcogator
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 33238

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

https://orlandoairports.net/press/2017/03/08/orlando-international-airport-begins-2017-positive-traffic-note/ Domestic traffic climbed 5.88 percent with 3,164,397 total travelers at MCO International traffic declined 8.5 percent in January with 451,906 passengers Overall passenger volume increased ...

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by mcogator
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian shot dead by American spewing racial slurs in Kansas
Replies: 99
Views: 3670

Re: Indian shot dead by American spewing racial slurs in Kansas

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/cr ... 59444.html

He was an idiot! Arabs in a bar..


The majority of Arabs in the US are Christian. Less than 25% are Muslim.
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anshabhi wrote:
According to this source, the shooter thought he is shooting 2 Arabs:

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/cr ... 59444.html

He was an idiot! Arabs in a bar..


The majority of Arabs in the US are Christian. Less than 25% are Muslim.

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by mcogator
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel
Replies: 146
Views: 9367

Re: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel

Actual numbers are starting to come out. Here are MCO for January 2017.: -Domestic traffic climbed 5.88 percent with 3,164,397 total travelers at MCO -International traffic declined 8.5 percent in January with 451,906 passengers -Overall passenger volume increased 3.84 percent with 3,616,303 total t...

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by mcogator
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 33238

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

flymco753 wrote:
EZE-MCO is a gap in MCO's SA service, a lot connect through GRU.

One of my contractors are from Argentina. His employee just went home to Buenos Aires and he double connected to get there. MCO-LIM-SCL-EZE. He said it was normal, as it's usually the cheapest option.

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by mcogator
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 33238

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

2015 numbers indicate Tokyo is a much larger O&D market to MCO than any Chinese one...and by a significant number. Now, I haven't seen 2016, so perhaps it's grown, but I doubt PEK or PVG would overtake TYO. I fly PVG-MCO to go home twice a year, so I may be skewing the numbers ;) I found a olde...

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by mcogator
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 33238

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

Are there numbers that actually show this as fact? I notice a heck of a lot more Chinese visitors here, than Japanese. I know quite a few of them are Chinese students visiting from other US cities, but even in the outlets they had decorations put up for Chinese New Year along with signs. There is a...

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by mcogator
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 33238

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

If Hainan were to come, it would be from PEK. And a triangle route with MIA. That being said, I think it's far more likely that they start MIA as a standalone route (Orlando is still as not as popular with Chinese tourists as it is with Japanese ones, in spite of other less prominent US destination...

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by mcogator
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Saudi king travels with 460 tons of luggage and a gold escalator
Replies: 37
Views: 10847

Re: The Saudi king travels with 460 tons of luggage and a gold escalator

Why all the fuss !! I don't think he took from my pocket or yours. let him enjoy his life. He certainly didn't mind destabilizing half the middle east, and then sending all the refugees in the direction of Europe rather than Saudi Arabia :roll: But as for his spending habits, I really can't complai...

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by mcogator
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 15078

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

The top 50 worldwide list is out on Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_busiest_airports_by_passenger_traffic 2016 was a crazy growth year for SEA, LAX, PVG, AMS, ICN, DEL, BOM. And dear lord IAH took a dive. Thanks! I love looking at this every year, and it's great to see MCO move 3 s...

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by mcogator
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA new rental car facility issue
Replies: 19
Views: 2979

Re: TPA new rental car facility issue

According to the airport, just now, there is no soil issue. I mean they could be unwilling to divulge that information, but this would be more like blatant lying if there is indeed an issue. I'll assume there is not one. http://puu.sh/upxSy/a220f2e395.jpg It could just be the social media person fo...

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by mcogator
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV
Replies: 82
Views: 10361

Re: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV

Actually 9, hit the wrong number. SV and ME, in the MidEast. SV & ME are middle east, not Asian. 9W Jet Airways India is a DL Tier 1 partner. Middle East is a part of Asia not a separate continent. So SV and ME are Asian partners for DL To expand on this a little, the Middle East is a region th...

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by mcogator
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV
Replies: 82
Views: 10361

Re: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV

I can now search from MCO to multiple cities in SE Asia on delta.com and one or two segments are on KE and I earn full MQM. It didn't use to be possible at least the beginning of last year. For example, KUL would show as no flights available.

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by mcogator
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel
Replies: 146
Views: 9367

Re: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel

I don't see how the ME3 will survive this without making dramatic cuts in the US market. I can imagine it's tough out for people from India to visit the US, as most Americans think they're Muslim, when the majority are not.

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by mcogator
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 103
Views: 23863

Re: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare

Fares are ridiculously cheap on MCO-ORD. It's routinely under $100 rt for NS flights. Not sure DL would want to add extra capacity to that saturated market.

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by mcogator
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China applies for Shenzhen-LAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5926

Re: Air China applies for Shenzhen-LAX

Wouldn't this connect to east coast redeyes on outbound and east coast afternoon flights inbound?

Shenzhen is an economic powerhouse, now moving to #8 city in the world with 30 billionaires. Combine that with #2 HK with 68 billionaires, it packs a serious financial punch.

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by mcogator
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 15078

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

MCO/MIA dejavu from that post. MCO was supposed to pass MIA as busiest airport in Florida over a decade ago. The rest is history. When the economy tanks and things get bad in avaition, MIA has a world city at its doorstep. MCO has a theme park. Does expose the problems at MIA with high costs and FL...

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by mcogator
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 15078

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

SCQ83 wrote:
I am surprised to see MIA that flat. I reckon the crisis in LATAM must be hitting the city.

And if the trend continues, MCO will surpass MIA as Florida's busiest airport, if not this year, next year.

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by mcogator
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds BOS/PVD-HOU for Superbowl
Replies: 23
Views: 3059

Re: JetBlue Adds BOS/PVD-HOU for Superbowl

Ouch. Just checked pricing on 2/3-2/6 for non-stop flights:

PVD: DL $1039 B6 $1582 WN: Sold Out
BOS: DL: $1510 AA: $1511 B6: $1696 UA: $3319 WN: Sold Out
ATL: UA: $549 AA: $559 DL: $607 WN: $745

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by mcogator
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18837

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

This hits close to home... I am due out of FLL airport next week Friday and again next month on a Thursday. I use this airport monthly and specifically, it's normally for a departure on a Friday. Such a sad event going on here... To the anti-USA, anti-gun nuts posting: The vast majority of us know ...

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by mcogator
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18837

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

This local news link is updated rapidly. now 4 reported deceased. Not sure if shooter is included because witness said he was gunned down by police.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Shooting-Reported-Inside-Fort-Lauderdale--Hollywood-International-Airport-409905825.html

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by mcogator
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's new Canadian airliner
Replies: 39
Views: 10734

Re: Delta's new Canadian airliner

Maybe this will bring the return of TPA-SLC, and open up other Florida-LAX/SLC/LAS markets.

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