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by mcogator
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 Customer Orders and Routes
Replies: 40
Views: 5805

Re: A350-1000 Customer Orders and Routes

VS are replacing 747’s and LGW and MAN bases + GLA & BFS w patterns. They will be doing the MCO and LAS from both. BGI, and other Caribbean from LGW, and possibly depending on how the A332’s help build the MAN base, on the more established USA routes like ATL SFO and maybe BOS, plus whatever th...

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Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 4932

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

There are 1.6 million Arabs in Israel and 2.8 million in the West Bank. Not including the 1.8 million in Gaza, that's 4.4 million Arabs in the area. I'm not sure if the majority flies El Al or not, but that is a large amount of ppl in the area that need to be served too. yeah but the Arabs there ar...

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by mcogator
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 4932

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

There are 1.6 million Arabs in Israel and 2.8 million in the West Bank. Not including the 1.8 million in Gaza, that's 4.4 million Arabs in the area. I'm not sure if the majority flies El Al or not, but that is a large amount of ppl in the area that need to be served too.

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by mcogator
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 10823

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

I lived my first 22 years of my life in Gainesville, and left after I graduated from the University of Florida. Growing up, I would say my travels were 3-2-1, MCO-GNV-JAX. I lived in SLC for one year for my first job, before I was transferred to Orlando where I lived for 13 years before moving out t...

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by mcogator
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 144
Views: 22584

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

Based on your numbers, non-revs make up 10% of an airports traffic numbers? Or is this only for 11 months? MCOs latest press release states this: https://orlandoairports.net/press/2018/01/12/new-c-garage-helps-relieve-record-passenger-traffic-orlando-international-airport-november/ I do not know fr...

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by mcogator
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 144
Views: 22584

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

Based on your numbers, non-revs make up 10% of an airports traffic numbers? Or is this only for 11 months? MCOs latest press release states this: https://orlandoairports.net/press/2018/01/12/new-c-garage-helps-relieve-record-passenger-traffic-orlando-international-airport-november/ November 2017 Sta...

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by mcogator
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 182
Views: 22082

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Did a dummy booking April 10-17. The CI flight from ONT is $550 ai. The cheapest from LAX is MU, of course like anywhere else in E and SE Asia, at $420. I guess if they price it $100 over one stop from LAX, they could get the majority of O&D pax from the ONT catchment area.

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by mcogator
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for LAX in the LA Basin?
Replies: 83
Views: 9178

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for LAX in the LA Basin?

People need to learn LAX isn't the only airport to fly from. It's just it's usually the cheapest, by far. I live 8 miles from LGB, and 10 miles from LAX. I've never flown out of LGB, and I'm a diamond on DL. For example, MCO is usually around $200-$250 from LAX nonstop, and $400-$500 from LGB one-s...

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by mcogator
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for LAX in the LA Basin?
Replies: 83
Views: 9178

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for LAX in the LA Basin?

After moving to LA, the major problem with LAX is just the car traffic. My personal idea would be to build a large car park for employees and travelers next to where the new stadium is going up in Inglewood. Build a people mover system, and limit LAX to only commercial buses and rideshare for pickup...

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by mcogator
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 32776

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

MCO breaks 44 million passengers on rolling 12 months basis for first time ever. Also, 89.8% average load factor is the highest it's been in two years.

https://orlandoairports.net/press/2017/12/19/orlando-international-breaks-44-million-passenger-mark-strong-october-traffic/

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by mcogator
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 20 busiest airport pairs in the Americas for 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6584

Re: 20 busiest city pairs in the Americas for this year

MCO-JFK/EWR/LGA is roughly 2.2 million one way.

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by mcogator
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19425

Re: United ending Xian

But when fares are $700 R/T to china right now ...on a high fare day. Some days, secondary China-LAX is selling for just over $400, roundtrip, all in. And not just on secondary carriers either; I've routinely seen sub-$500 fares on CA/MU as well. Right. Went to Vietnam on CA in May. The only reason...

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by mcogator
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2016-2017 (part 2)
Replies: 342
Views: 32776

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

As of October 2017, on a rolling 12 months, MCO is now over 44 million passengers. Not bad for a facility that was originally built to handle 25 million. After the current construction, not including the new South Terminal (Terminal C), the MCO's design capacity is 45 million passengers. It’ll prob...

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by mcogator
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 11881

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

My DL flight, DL167 NRT-SIN on Nov 6 was cancelled. Does that not count on the 42 day streak, or did I misread it? According to the footnote in the Delta public relations piece, the "streak" includes the entire year: [2] Based on Delta internal flight operations reporting for Jan. 1 to No...

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by mcogator
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 11881

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

My DL flight, DL167 NRT-SIN on Nov 6 was cancelled. Does that not count on the 42 day streak, or did I misread it?

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by mcogator
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Construction of Paine Field passenger terminal begins
Replies: 46
Views: 8105

Re: Construction of Paine Field passenger terminal begins

There was a small update in the local news today. Basically, they're still on schedule to be ready for flights in fall 2018 (now clarified as September). http://www.heraldnet.com/news/work-on-passenger-terminal-at-paine-field-progressing/ The accompanying photo seems to have been taken from the con...

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by mcogator
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 101
Views: 26255

Re: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed

To ensure all First Class customers have a view, Emirates is introducing the industry’s first virtual windows for suites located in the middle aisle. These virtual windows project the view from outside the aircraft using real-time camera technology. In the other suites, binoculars are available for...

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by mcogator
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 14271

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

I could see(hope) DL make MCO a Latin/South America hub once the new terminal is complete. DL and friends could virtually have Airside 4 to themselves with the exclusion of BA and LH, DL could easily take over 70’s and 90’s while keeping the 80’s for overflow and international. Yup, move out the ot...

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by mcogator
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 14271

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

I could see(hope) DL make MCO a Latin/South America hub once the new terminal is complete.

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by mcogator
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 18937

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

NichCage wrote:
Well it is a big market for sure, bound to be served at some point. It would also be the first route from MIA to Asia as well.

I'm sure a 787-8 or 787-9 could do it.

Well if you don't consider the Middle East in Asia, yes.

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by mcogator
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 59690

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Take a look at the 10/31 SIN-LAX flight. Totally wide open in all classes of service. I mean, great for non-revs and buddy pass flyers I would imagine. Not what United hoped for. I suppose the seat mapper will start to thin out up front once upgrades and non-revs are given seats in business class. ...

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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: 5496

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: 51546

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: 18810

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: 7505

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: 51546

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: 7505

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: 68
Views: 13009

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: 3017

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: 32776

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: 32776

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: 7065

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: 7065

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: 12734

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: 10704

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: 41119

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: 41119

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: 424

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: 2768

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: 2768

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: 32776

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: 32776

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: 8194

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: 9027

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: 8194

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: 8194

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: 32776

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: 3544

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: 9027

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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