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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun May 20, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 112
Views: 11471

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Las Vegas will be my guess. The Irish tourism to Vegas is booming along with the UK tourism. Many Irish on the London-Vegas flights who hop over from different cities in Ireland.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat May 19, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23461

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

Now the premium meal cuts are reversed: We want our customers to know that we value and appreciate them and that we’re listening. Our customers told us that they were not happy about the menu modifications so we made the decision to reverse the changes and return our meal service to our previous of...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat May 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 41
Views: 4507

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

Sad to see MMH go away! Definitely more of a seasonal market. The airport leaders had be reviewing expanding the Runaway. Last year there was a study also done about adding a new airline terminal area. AS had the majority of the market share this will definitely put everything on hold! Flyguy No qu...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat May 19, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 9469

Re: AA's position in NYC

The NYC market is extremely expensive to operate out of. I think AA can make more money focusing on O&D in that market given that they can't recreate what UA or DL have. AA can only make the best decision based on where they are now they can't undo past mistakes. AAs job is to make money for sha...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat May 19, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 44
Views: 7267

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

We are missing alot of important details here. I kind of what to know how Frontier handled this situation at boarding. Clearly this guy should be charged you don't punch a blind deaf person and her trained service dog no matter what. Since its Frontier it could have been zero planning :( did they tr...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat May 19, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 41
Views: 4507

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

I always thought MMH would do really well from so cal, but it seemed to struggle and was never a run away hit. The demand seemed too day of week or inconsistent for Horizon/alaska type scheduling. Seasonally it did do really well and some days, but others it was pretty empty too often. JetsuiteX can...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat May 19, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 44
Views: 7267

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

I thought that airlines were federally required to accept service animals even if they have to bump someone or switch seats around, I don't think they have a choice. Taxi cab drivers or Uber have to take you , or you can sue them. Did frontier really not give a spare seat for the great Dane? I imagi...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri May 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners
Replies: 26
Views: 4291

Re: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners

Isn't Cuba HND all over again? The airlines were so deperate to get awards , now they are deperate to downgauage and only fly them to hold onto slots.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri May 18, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 79
Views: 5362

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

Reno air and AA has to be the worst merger. I am not sure any routes are still operated that wiuldnt be natural hub links today for AA? AA and TWA sounds like another bad one but I think some JFK flights are operated today so no quite as bad. STL and the MCI maintenance base I think were lost AA see...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu May 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 9469

Re: AA's position in NYC

AA has a solid network out of NYC. As stated I think they can continue the O&D focus and let connections roll thru PHL. I don't think we should panic if a few more routes Go away at JFK it's righsizing to maximize profitability that is all. AA relasing all this is probably to let employees know ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu May 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9644

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities

Frontier and allegiant want the ability to shift schedules and abandon routes quickly. That is why they don't offer flights bookable way in the future. The legacy carriers have more of a network and their flights even if times change are more predcitable and easier to rebook. Delta can book a AUS-SL...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu May 17, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9644

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities

OKC and ABQ might hang around longer than six months. The others? Doubtful. So many darts, not enough space on the map... Frontier is trying to shift even more away from Denver. I bet we see more launches like this in the future from mid sized hubless cities. It is nice that some of these cities wi...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu May 17, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9644

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

The clue was they said dots not a dot. Frontier loves to do this now throw a bunch of cities out there and see what works.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu May 17, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9644

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

I am going to guess its Frontier and its alot of unserved cities in the US. They said Dots which makes me think its a few new cities in less than daily service

Norwegian would be cool, but we haven't heard a thing on here about even a rumor or heard of them working on an incentive package.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed May 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?
Replies: 39
Views: 3068

Re: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?

The extension of 580 around Carson City to 50 makes getting to SLT from RNO pretty easy, barring foul weather (which would be an issue driving any other way, and definitely flying into TVL). In my book, Reno is in 2nd place when it comes to drives from major airports to ski areas (with multiple hil...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed May 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?
Replies: 39
Views: 3068

Re: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?

I would guess the seasonal nature is the biggest challenge. RNO and even SMF are not that far away. RNO has well established and easy shuttle services to South Lake Tahoe.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed May 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20827

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

WOW just lanuched a $199 each way fare sale to New Dehli from North America! The flight is timed to connect to almost all of their cities. WOW comfy Seats are also on sale at very affordable prices if you want more space.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed May 16, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6038

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

If true I bet it's in addition to LGW. LAS to the UK seems to be a really growing market. Can't see them wanting less seats.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed May 16, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20827

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Delta flew JFK-BOM and it was a dud. They even tried moving it to ATL and it failed there too. I still say the yields are exceptionally low for how many miles and plane time they take up. Look at airfares and how tough the ME3 are on India from NA. They know the market and what people book, its a su...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue May 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 20827

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

US-India is very long and low yielding. The ME3 and soon WOW in the market, the economics will be worse than the last time delta tried it. I just don't see delta making a ton of money in that sector. Wow I think has almost endless potential on North america-india, delta I think has very little real ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue May 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8577

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Alaska seems a little lost these days? I am the only one who feels this way? They seemed to have lost that Alaska feel to me. I hope they can get it back. They are being attacked in Seattle, Hawaii is soon to be under a major threat and that is rumored to be very profitable for AS. I really do hope ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon May 14, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2519

Re: Japan Airlines to start new Long Haul Low Cost airline

Of course they are doing this. Passengers have shown they complain and say they don't want it but when given an option they book a ULCC or basic economy.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun May 13, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 96
Views: 13165

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

PHL-JFK is a bit of a shocker. I feel like delta connection has operated that route for a long time always timed for European connections. I wouldn't be surprised if this gets added back or is just a seasonal pull. It did suffer from huge reliability issues, and everyone is pretty much connecting to...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun May 13, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 12346

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

The good news for B6 is that image displayed in here earlier it looks like every one if the top 50 o&d routes out of BOS is easily within A321NEO LR range. If you can fly to all 50 top markets you can win over BOS. I think B6 is already the king, but they should be able to hold it down and win o...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat May 12, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 12346

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Long Beach is a gem. Maybe the safest move is to expand into BOS/JFK-CDG/LGW/DUB. That should keep their business frequent flyers happy and keep some out of DL/AA seats less. I hope B6 doesn't consider an Alaska merger, it would give them the national network but Alaska has alot of problems right no...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri May 11, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 12346

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

With the new terminal opening in Salt Lake City, could we see them add more flights there? Or Denver? Denver is pretty saturated. Great location, great airport but Southwest and United have the place covered. SLC B6 has a pretty decent operation right now. They tried a focus city once to some Cali ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri May 11, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest
Replies: 47
Views: 7063

Re: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest

I would guess it would start as seasonal, non-daily, and would be allowed to sink or swim from there. Excluding the hub at DTW, none of the cities in the region have a flight to AMS. PIT, IND, and even CVG are CDG-only. That's where my bet rides. Plus, money talks. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J327A usi...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri May 11, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest
Replies: 47
Views: 7063

Re: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest

SLC was a missing hub for CMH, very important for deltas frequent flyers. Good news it will come back. I bet you they go 319 if I had to guess.

I am going to guess it's CDG and Less than daily or seasonal. Delta 757-200.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu May 10, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7368

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

I think AA moving flights ie abandoning JFK o&d and moving them to PHL for connections will help their European flights.

I think a few of those JFK flights had some real low load factor times. Won't move them in order but I think they are going to improve trans Atlantic by the move.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed May 09, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7142

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

This is a non-event. This was certaibly a scary experience for everyone on board. Especially because most people not on here hate flying anyway, we are a very small minority. This was a scary flight for people. I do think a "do not touch or remove bags in an evacuation" needs to be added ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed May 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with a likely dispose of 140 aircraft out of Norwegian's fleet?
Replies: 19
Views: 6876

Re: What's going on with a likely dispose of 140 aircraft out of Norwegian's fleet?

Is IAG really interested in taking over DY because they want to continue DY's operations or is IAG attempting a takeover to shut down a low cost competitor? Great question. What makes it really interesting is that IAG invested and purchased almost 5% of Norweigan in mid APRIL. IAG seems to be hedgi...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed May 09, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15283

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

I do think they will get fly over Russian permissions. The only reason they wouldn't is if the Indian government has a political reason to stop it. I do think they will get them. WOW is going to do really well with the Indian market. I see the value customer which is the masses picking wow when chea...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue May 08, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf
Replies: 15
Views: 1762

Re: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf

Another good city to add to the map for Icelandair. Should help fill more North America flights as that is a city most people have to one stop connection to anyway. Good add I think, hope it works

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue May 08, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23461

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

These “big adjustments” consist of the following: - removing tomato juice and Sprite Zero from beverage options - some cutbacks to first class meals on domestic flights under four hours (i.e. some flights going from hot meal to cold meal <sandwich or salad of some sort>) What is the point if first ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun May 06, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walt Disney World had an airport?
Replies: 30
Views: 7614

Re: Walt Disney World had an airport with airline service?

Airline service? I see now they wanted an airport and have land but it was mostly for their corporate planes. McCoy grew at this time from nothing to something.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun May 06, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9191

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

The new terminal will not generate any new traffic. I would actually be worried increased costs will reduce southwest flying. MCI is pretty Well served for a spoke, I wouldn't raise costs a ton and risk that. Southwest has Denver they are not going to launch a giant hub much more than they have now...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat May 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9191

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

The new terminal will not generate any new traffic. I would actually be worried increased costs will reduce southwest flying. MCI is pretty Well served for a spoke, I wouldn't raise costs a ton and risk that. Southwest has Denver they are not going to launch a giant hub much more than they have now....

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri May 04, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9191

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

The terminal didn't help , but I think MCI would have failed just as PIT, CLE, CVG, MEM, MKE did even if they resolved the terminal issues. The airlines consolidated and needed less hubs only the strongest overall survived to be legacy hubs. The cities listed I don't think have any one problem its t...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri May 04, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian lease B777s
Replies: 28
Views: 8013

Re: Norwegian lease B777s

If you pay for premium economy and you get stuck in coach or less than promised you could probably fight the charge with your credit card company. If you don't get what you paid for it's bait and switch. If what I saw looks correct however you might be getting alot nicer seat than a premium economy ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri May 04, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight
Replies: 35
Views: 5927

Re: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight

I mean she could have been having a really bad day, reaction to something, mid life crises. we don't really know the fact that they couldn't tell if she was drunk or "stoned" makes me think it could have been almost anything. We shouldn't jump to conclusions here the airline will do its re...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri May 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40808

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

It's only a.net that hates Norweigan, the ULCCs have so much more growth in Long haul left. The revolution has just begun. Actually profit balances and investors seem to hate DY as well. Such a coincidence... Is that a joke? IAG made not one, but two offers to try to buy them. Clearly they are scar...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri May 04, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40808

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

It's only a.net that hates Norweigan, the ULCCs have so much more growth in Long haul left. The revolution has just begun.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu May 03, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 145
Views: 14391

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

B6 continues to mention Long Beach in all press releases, if that goes away i will panic. For now i do truly think this is just right sizing and nothing to panic about. They got rid of frequency flights that were loosing money. I think what left is profitable. Southwest will most likely grow larger ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu May 03, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News on JetBlue cabin restyling
Replies: 33
Views: 4670

Re: News on JetBlue cabin restyling

Looks alot better than what United has installed on those awful slim seats. I have taken a few A320 rides and just hated all of them. The seats are so flimsy its insane. When anyone moves the whole row feel the move. If you have a larger person the seats move so much its really tough. I was sound as...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu May 03, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 12346

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

MHT seems like a city that would get a mention . In between BOS and BTV i am sure the flyers in the area are quite familiar with Jetblue and most have been on it before. Should be an easy start minus Southwests large presence. A similar airport was ALB, the public was basically begging for B6 to mov...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed May 02, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6370

Re: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK

It's a huge market. I think they can do it. Norweigan has shown they can steal marketshare they don't have to stimulate more demand, they will grab low fare seekers from other airlines who will need to adjust their coach capacity.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue May 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket
Replies: 54
Views: 9354

Re: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket

Most airlines will be fine. They have been stashing away profits and will simply raise prices. I don't think airlines like frontier or spirit are worried they have pretty fuel efficient planes and can easily raise farss by $20 they set the low prices the legacies will gladly follow. It's the RJs and...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue May 01, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 shrinking in DEN?
Replies: 36
Views: 3405

Re: F9 shrinking in DEN?

Denver is just too competitive a market and airfares are too low. Frontier wants to make money so they have moved those planes to other less served markets that have higher fares ie make more money. Denver is simply not large enough for three full sized hubs. It can only support two full hubs which ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12453

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

Having flown through KEF recently with Icelandair for the first time I cannot imagine that airport can cope with much more traffic. Lines for cafes and shops stretched around the corner and boarding for both WOW and ICE involved standing in an unmarked line for 30+ minutes. KEF as a hub is a great ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA
Replies: 81
Views: 12453

Re: WOW AIR adding 12-15 destinations in ASIA

India seems like a good option. A huge amount of O&D to the Eastern US and Canada and it tends to be very very price sensitive on booking. WOW can easily steal market share from the European carriers. I just hope they do longer layovers on these flights! KEF is a very expensive place to get stuc...

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