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by jfklganyc
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 41
Views: 1571

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

In fairness, the TSA and ATC Edcts becoming the norm on a daily basis and NYC ballooning traffic killed the shuttle. 1.5 new million people in NYC since 1980 without any meaningful infastructure investment will do that. Try to imagine quick TSA in early am in BOS or DCA, 35 min flight, landing at LG...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and JetBlue Codeshare?
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Norwegian and JetBlue Codeshare?

Why wouldnt they codeshare or interline?

B6 already does it with a bunch of others from JFK...and many dont match sevice levels.

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by jfklganyc
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 41
Views: 6486

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

It is being discussed in a thread about AA consolidating in CTB, giving DL the gates they need to consolidate. B6 doesn't get MAT to themselves, NK and F9 are moving too, and more gates doesn't equal more slots. That is incorrect information. Delta will take a net loss on gates. NK and F9 move into...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC - Puerto Rico Frequency Comparison
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: NYC - Puerto Rico Frequency Comparison

Big hit if you look at OAG thread Interesting note MCO and JFK will have same frequency going forward. This gels with PR migration over last 20 years. Puerto Ricans do not come to NYC as much anymore...they go to Orlando. I fully expect the exodus to have a larger impact on Florida, and B6 seems to ...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 7504

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

There is some news on this today.

Look for a press release shortly.

Big shuffle occurring in LGA next month

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by jfklganyc
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 75
Views: 15179

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

Pan Ams final request for a fly by in South America was denied. Never forget that.

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by jfklganyc
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15177

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

No room in BOS JFK or FLL. Unless they take those 15 airbuses per year and put them in MCI PIT BNA STL etc, they really have no place to go. Out of their current hubs, I guess they could grow IAD. EWR SFO LAX all have room for a little growth DEN and IAH have the most room ORD Will have more room in...

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by jfklganyc
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15177

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

There seems to be a pissing contest between 2 posters above with accusations of fake news. Just a fact check: Over the last year, B6 has been at or near the bottom for on time arrivals. That is not fake news. You just have to google DOT on time stats and read the report. There are a lot of reasons f...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15177

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

This is a great merger and will happen in next few years: 1. Trump admin will allow it 2. UA gets back to JFK and while they will be bigger at EWR, they will start flying international from both airports plus the trans cons and Airbuses 3. They will quickly win support from New York's congressional ...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 7504

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

Almost correct!

B6 and AS to MAT.

Delta to C/D

AA to Central Terminal

Mid November. I heard 11/12.

It has been in the works for a year.

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by jfklganyc
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Bastian: We Don't See a Drop in Demand in LAS
Replies: 19
Views: 3470

Re: DL Bastian: We Don't See a Drop in Demand in LAS

As a NYer witnessing post 9/11 life, there will be no drop in demand. I'd go as far to say there will be an increase in demand to the Mandalay Bay. I watched ground zero IMMEDIATELY become a tourist attraction. The Subway white boards in Times Square used to list in magic marker: -Macys 34/herald -C...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7105

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

Gate use becomes more efficient. No need to keep more gates than necessary for a flight schedule especially at airports where gates are readily available.

I believe AS and VX moved to T7 at JFK for a combined operation yesterday

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by jfklganyc
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 50
Views: 5928

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

Bingo!

But as someone else pointed out, you will see some interesting adds here and there. SXM, STT, SJU are all on reduced service into the near future.

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by jfklganyc
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 442
Views: 100985

Re: Alitalia...How Much Longer?

Little more complicated.

This is a national airline when there arent supposed to be national airlines.

For Italy, in a convoluted way, Alitalia folding would be like LH folding to Germany or BA folding to Britain.

My bet, another bail out and AZ lives to see another day

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by jfklganyc
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Wide-body Basing Plan
Replies: 23
Views: 5100

Re: AA's Wide-body Basing Plan

I see smaller AA at JFK going all 777 and ending all 767/757 flying. 767 and destinations will be gone from JFK if they can not get upgraded

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by jfklganyc
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7105

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

JayWings wrote:
KICT wrote:
How is April 25, 2018 "soon"?


For the 5th largest airline in the US, which previously had not specified when this would happen, that's soon.



I think post merger, they are still smaller than B6.

Puts them at #6...unless something has changed.

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by jfklganyc
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with Southwest at PBI?
Replies: 26
Views: 2977

Re: What is going on with Southwest at PBI?

PBI has one important market: NYC. Specifically, NYC Jewish population and NYC monied population WN doesnt touch that except for 2 daily to ISP. And that is the edge of the catchment area for said populations above. That is their failure. LGA EWR JFK HPN. That is where the year round demand is. The ...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18208

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

AA JFK is toast. Sad.

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by jfklganyc
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 113
Views: 18363

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

B6 is cutting schedules to SXM STT and SJU through the winter.

I suspect the first of many airlines to do that

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by jfklganyc
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX
Replies: 19
Views: 2375

Re: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX

Supreme Court ruled that it is very legal.

WN can serve PHX non stop from JFK 7 days a week...they choose not to.

They will quickly find (as US Air did) that you are wasting time in NYC if you dont.

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by jfklganyc
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX
Replies: 19
Views: 2375

Re: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX

Nah. Never worked. Even for airlines more established at LGA.

Delta tried California and so did ATA. Delta also tried SLC. All LGA Sat only services. All failed.

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by jfklganyc
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 21
Views: 2649

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

B6 is a prime takeover target with nowhere to expand paying substandard wages compared to competitors. This is a wise move for the rank and file. Really nowhere to expand? FLL and BOS are expanding well. As for the FAs it's really 50/50 personally I think they can hold off a union but if they used ...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 21
Views: 2649

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

KICT wrote:
B6 is a prime takeover target with nowhere to expand paying substandard wages compared to competitors. This is a wise move for the rank and file.



Man are you spot on! 100% accurate assessment.

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by jfklganyc
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways coming to MCI?
Replies: 42
Views: 6483

Re: British Airways coming to KCI?

Welcome to new poster!

Can we change thread title to MCI instead of KCI?

I know local, non aviation people use OIA for Orlando, KCI for Kansas City etc...but on here it just seems off.

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by jfklganyc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9570

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

not sure about that. AS with its current offering can't really challenge UA for premium flyers in bay area. It challenges WN as the Californian local carrier of choice. And with AS program downgrading since AA/DL/AM are no longer partners airlines and KE/AF/KL likely leaving also, I just don't see ...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14050

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

NW would have kept NRT intact as a standalone. They had nothing else. You have to understand, mergers made hubs redundant. We see it in the US all the time. No doubt STL was "marginal" for TW compared to UA at ORD, but it was all they had and it wasn't going anywhere. No one on here can se...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SAT have its day?
Replies: 51
Views: 4056

Re: When will SAT have its day?

AT&T was HQd in a stunning skyscraper at 550 Madison Ave for years. HQ moves are about costs and logistics not city viability.

San Antonio suffers from close proximity to AUS. AUS being a hip, chic, and growing city.

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by jfklganyc
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?
Replies: 59
Views: 6860

Re: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?

Delta is pretty small at MCO compared to the good old days :) That whole Airside was theirs sans a few international operators. Plus the Comair operation. MCO became a low cost haven and the rest is history. DL Express, Metro Jet, Song, Co Lite...there were various build ups in Orlando and pull down...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13495

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Who would buy tickets post August on AB?

This isnt US chap 11!

You have to take ownership of your decisions. If you bought a ticket on air Berlin after this filing, you know what you're in for.

As for those purchased before August, it stinks...but the company is gone.

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by jfklganyc
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf
Replies: 23
Views: 7269

Re: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf

Poor DUS. What a bad week for them!

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by jfklganyc
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 121
Views: 10010

Re: The Future of ISP

WN got up to around 40 flights

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by jfklganyc
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 6059

Re: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25

Stick a fork in these guys.

Just a few weeks ago you guys were arguing about which airline will take what routes and fears of a monopoly.

There wont even be routes left to part out when all is said and done

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by jfklganyc
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 121
Views: 10010

Re: The Future of ISP

F9 will be gone.

WN will have a handful of destinations on a handful of flights.

No offense, but as someone who worked there for years, a loser airport run by a corrupt town. That should be the slogan for ISP.

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by jfklganyc
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19383

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Cessna 172 Flying 101: -never put yourself in a situation when you have no way out. nobody has been able to answer this: if the flight took a delay? you do realize that flights take delays all the time despite the best efforts and intentions of all parties involved. May I remind everyone talking abo...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 24915

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Great add in a string of great ULH adds by UA.

They are showing the advantages of the 787

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by jfklganyc
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19383

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/delta-flight-races-hurricane-irma-to-puerto-rico-and-wins/ when you make the New York Post, a tabloid rag, for being voluntarily "gutzy" and it involves your pilot certificate and an airliner with people on it...you're doing something risky and questionable. A...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19383

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

No hats off.

It's stupid.


If av fans are cringing, imagine what the pilots are thinking.

What if plane needed maintenance? What if someone got sick delaying departure?

What if what if what if?

Moronic. Stupid. Avoidable.

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by jfklganyc
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21934

Re: DL add IND-CDG

What? Like an April Fools thread!

The governor showed up because this is a huge freakin deal!

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by jfklganyc
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5083

Re: More of the same at BER

It is ironic that AB and all of its long haul will be dead and buried.

Could the new airport have helped AB? Irony of life

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by jfklganyc
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 832
Views: 118396

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

It is clear to me that as this proceeds, most long haul will wind down. When AB is finally parted out, there will be few long haul routes to take. They will become defacto monopolies before the carcass is picked apart

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by jfklganyc
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?
Replies: 34
Views: 4723

Re: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?

All off :) WN is a short/medium haul airline historically. Some longer flights now, but short/medium is still where it is at for them. JFK is a long haul airport. Historically, short haul has not worked there. Currently, beyond someone with a hub like DL or a must have for someone like B6, I am not ...

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by jfklganyc
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 8668

Re: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR

AA really ceding MCI. first LGA and now LAX. 2 very important destinations

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by jfklganyc
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?
Replies: 28
Views: 7642

Re: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?

Hub (NYC) to Hub (Euro hubs) routes. Why not? Delta learned long ago they needed a presence at all airports in New York City. Something CO and UA hadnt learned until very recently. ..and judging by there new ads begging people to use EWR by saying it's New Yorkewr...it is advantage Delta. The conist...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7509

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

SJU is service to hubs. With regards to JFK service being axed, I will turn analogy upside down...I think AA JFK is on its way to a dehub/line station with only service to outside LGA perimeter/international partner hubs. SJU JFK going is more about JFK than SJU. SJU already is what it is...and AA w...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual UA EWR Winter upgrades
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

Re: Unusual UA EWR Winter upgrades

Holidays? whats on these routes after first week in Jan?

Economy in US is really humming now. Could just be extra lift for an expected push

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by jfklganyc
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 47
Views: 6494

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

A huge chunk of the already flying HAV flights have bad loads. Including JFK. Im sure BOS will buck this trend. Cue eye roll. Plain and simple, this is a slot grab for future investment. Airlines are hoping and waiting for this to pay off. Notice how most of these applications go to the Miami area. ...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 832
Views: 118396

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Id say we're approaching the end now. Some of those routes (like second daily JFK) were not seasonal.

I believe TA was only thing that was somewhat profitable, correct?

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by jfklganyc
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes
Replies: 37
Views: 8003

Re: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes

Why, everytime a cut is announced by a legacy to Britain, is it okay to reference the fallout from Brexit without such blowback?

Just curious.

The poster is noting astounding growth at LGW despite Brexit. Nothing more

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by jfklganyc
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September
Replies: 21
Views: 4505

Re: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September

This is big news about nothing.

Always seasonally planned. Been that way for a while.

Delta has flow this route for close to 30 years...I think it will stick around for a while

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by jfklganyc
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 18916

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

Man, what a freakin bloodbath. I havent seen anything this bad at JFK since TWA announced in 99/00 that they were ending FCO, BCN, MAD and a bunch of others in one press release. Im convinced we will look back at this as the beginning of the end of the AA hub at JFK. As much as Im a JFK fanboy, for ...

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