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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 776
Views: 54904

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

The analysis on MHT is shocking but not unexpected. Their fares seem to just be shooting up on non-florida routes. The legacies seem all too interested in funneling passenger to BTV or BOS. Prices are often not even on the same planet to places like DEN, SLC, LA, LAS, SFO To be fair to BTV you have ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 260
Views: 23932

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

^ To be fair, you're also considering the business climate from 15+ years ago. A lot can (and has) changed since then. Alot can change in 15 years that is true, but it won't be true for STL. That is not a thriving market by any stretch. AUS, RDU, BNA, pretty much anywhere out west sure. If AA/TWA h...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 31
Views: 3840

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

They won't be around by that time. Can't wait till you are wrong :white: The Norweigan haters said that for YEARS on here the same thing. They have since all given up and most have moved onto saying WOW will die now. Get some new material people. Any airline can go under, its a tough industry.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta proposes MSP-PVG
Replies: 96
Views: 7227

Re: Delta proposes MSP-PVG

yup 100% about AA. They are trying to make AAs dormancy request get rejected.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 15470

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

PRG should be an easy fill for three months in summer. Plenty of vacationers to fill those seats. Good route for united when they have some slack in the system, if that changes look for this to go. Great leisure route ,but the problem is very little business demand so can't be more than a summer fli...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 seat RJ with F plausible?
Replies: 12
Views: 2268

Re: 50 seat RJ with F plausible?

Sure you could do a spirit setup with the "big Front seats". No reason you couldn't do that setup. The reality of 50seat RJs they tend to not fly far and having two different classes would be too much hassle to keep track with so few seats. Most CR2s also have one flight attendant so that'...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA
Replies: 68
Views: 9313

Re: OAG Changes 10/21/2018: AS;DL Ends JFK-SNA;UA

JFK-SNA ended pretty fast. There is a small set of people willing to pay a premium for a non-stops to New York from Orange County. The problem is Delta lacked the frequency i think they needed. United with 3x daily is just too convenient to leave if you are a heavy hitter on this route. United kept ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?
Replies: 31
Views: 4376

Re: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?

I don't see any cities with significant O&D that are not already served. FRA is not LHR the numbers are just too small from all the medium cities. London has numbers that can fill a plane and tourism numbers will increase with a non-stop. I don't see FRA getting too much of a boost when us peopl...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 113
Views: 14592

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

Jfk loses money for Delta. I’ve read this several times in this forum. Is there a source for this? There won't be a valid source. It's fake news. I am sure it is accurate that the fortress hubs of ATL, SLC, DTW, and MSP make more money because they are so much less competstive but JFK makes money t...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?
Replies: 31
Views: 4376

Re: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?

FRA is central Europe you are talking quite a bit more range needed. The location is why they are not connecting smaller markets.
Using ewr as a quick guide FRA is 405 miles further than LHR. The location just doesn't make sense to do that kind of operation.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 85
Views: 8822

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

Stinks but delta can reroute the passengers pretty easily. If yields were too low, makes sense to operate on other routes. It was always going to be a vacationers express.

Bummer for MCO but they tried the route , shows they have interest in the market still.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 28513

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

Seem like good 767 replacements to me. Aren't alot of AC A330 interiors pretty dated and tired especially in business? Will they do newer business seats? My last AC A330 the seats seemed so tired stains and marks all over the business section, was that unusual?

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 260
Views: 23932

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

Yeah.... Charleston (SC) is a regional tourism city at best. I bet most of their tourism comes within the US borders. I know plenty of Europeans who travel to medium sized midwest cities for leisure. There's more tourism in those areas than what meets the eye. (A lot of growth in that industry has ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 260
Views: 23932

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

southwest1675 wrote:
Pray for the folks in St Louis. This is a huge slap in the face to STL.


In no way is that true. CHS can survive on twice a week seasonal service to leisure travelers going both directions. STL is a totally different market in every way possible.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 82
Views: 16303

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

JFK makes sense to me. Lots of Service for O&D and all those connection cities are pretty low fare and competitive. So much competition at JFK. I don't think it was a good fit for their model. DFW requires a widebody, not a major loss for them. They are smart to cancel routes that are not workin...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 260
Views: 23932

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

WOW. No one on here saw this coming. In a weird way I think it has a chance. 2x a week and seasonal isn't too ambitious. They are not targeting business traffic at all. This will get major press coverage in a market like Charleston they will get summer vacationers both directions. I wonder about inc...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 776
Views: 54904

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

For MHT to say a positive. I would think a shift to IAD is a win for most flyers. EWR is much worse on delays in winter and all year really. IAD is the better place to connect for most people more of the time.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD80s on DFW to YYZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

Re: AA MD80s on DFW to YYZ

Their capacity is probably a good fit for the route.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drop LAX
Replies: 71
Views: 11110

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

YoungDon wrote:
BreezyIAH wrote:
Maybe they’ll move it to IAH?

ADD-LOS-IAH?

Make it happen ET!


IAH would make ALOT more sense from a geographical standpoint. LA made no sense and was doomed for failure.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian High Court gives go ahead for third runway at Vienna-Schwechat
Replies: 10
Views: 1412

Re: Austrian High Court gives go ahead for third runway at Vienna-Schwechat

Will this hurt bratislava airport? Those two airports are so close

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drop LAX
Replies: 71
Views: 11110

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

This can't be surprising to anyone. The amazing thing is it lasted as long as it did!

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 13217

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Unless its NYC, Tokyo, London, Moscow, Seoul they don't pay $200 a night. The airlines buy large numbers of rooms and get huge volume discounts. They pay a fraction of what you pay as a retail walk-up customer. If they wanted to save money they could open their own hotel like B6 has in Orlando, but ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 84
Views: 20258

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

Delta did the right thing by installing PTVs. The wi-fi and i bring my own equipment doesn't fly for infrequent flyers. Everyone i know who complains about a flight says "that was an old plane, it didn't even have TVs"

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 627
Views: 58846

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

The agency that now controls the San Joaquin is proposing much higher frequency....similar to what's between SAC and Emeryville, think every hour to every 90 minutes as new equipment comes online. The new morning train is more or less a failure on the weekends, but traffic is growing slowly between...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 6044

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

EWR and LGA are the preferences for alot of O&D. JFK also offers flights to many places people would connect in DTW, so its less needed.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing
Replies: 47
Views: 3069

Re: UA Threatens Individual Customers with Collections/Bad Credit RE: Skipplagging

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Good. All airlines should be doing this.


Why? I don't see how united can legally stop them. The people are getting less than they paid for not more.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 18206

Re: OAG Changes: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

*UA EWR-MHT MAR 2>3[3] APR 2>0[3] MAY 2>0[3] JUN 2>0[2] JUL 2>0[3] Yet another huge blow for MHT. :( United is pushing the connecting traffic to IAD. Which makes sense to me. EWR is just a disaster in winter/peak summer for connections. Its just scheduled to run at 101% at all times no space for ba...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9547

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

I rarely think layoffs are a good thing, but some changes at Alaska are necessary. They just seem lost right now.

They need new management with an actual plan for the future.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12110

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

In a world of pretty much everyone flying white planes at least there is some color on this.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 All Business Seating?
Replies: 18
Views: 4619

Re: A220 All Business Seating?

Yeah i guess i am confused on who the potential customer just think this would be for? Like a cross county JFK-LAX all business airline? or LaCompagne running a A220 instead of a 757? 1.I don't think this has the legs to do Europe even with all business? 2.I think for cross country its just way too ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL
Replies: 8
Views: 3111

Re: Iberia A332 operating for LEVEL

Good upgrade for the premium cabin seat people. Got a few lucky rides, hope they dont expect level to always be like that lol

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14599

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

Looks like the first a220 flight is LGA-BOS 0600 departure. weird to have an inaugural flight at 0600 from a media/PR standpoint, but the ticket was cheap enough that if they do something sooner (i.e. the day before), I'll just eat the cost. Now to figure out how to get from BNA to NYC and back fro...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14599

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

The range limit could explain LGA-BOS at 184 miles that brings down your average quite a bit. LGA-DCA is a longer 214 miles, I wouldn't be surprised to see them make an appearance on that route too if they need to do some range average bring down routes. I too am interested in the range limits, if s...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14599

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

Given what people have said about Deltas goals in AUS, I am surprised to see DFW and IAH and no AUS. SLC-AUS sees alot of business traffic from tech companies.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 44
Views: 7101

Re: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5

Friday 10/12 - is this plane already in New York? That's disappointing, I was hoping to see it on the highway. They must have moved quicker than they expected to. I mean it's not that far. In "current traffic" if you were driving a normal truck on google is 5 hours and 54 minutes from JFK...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 53
Views: 9066

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

Delta has it figured out. Even if fuel soars again, i see them being the next Southwest. The way southwest was continuing to make money when everyone else was filing for bankruptcy and struggling. The airline that will continue to thrive.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Pre-clearance in LHR?
Replies: 44
Views: 6921

Re: US Pre-clearance in LHR?

Won't happen. You do understand that building a facility in a place with as little room and as over crowded as LHR would be very difficult and very very very expensive. They were pretty easy to add onto SNN and DUB. LHR would be a 1000x more complicated a project than those airports for so many reas...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 748
Views: 66605

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

BTV-NYC is just low fare. Constantly $49 one way 21 plus days ahead. It has united to ewr, delta to lga, delta to JFK, and JetBlue to JFK. Lots of competition. I don't think fares being low are a a problem as JetBlue is almost all connections on the route. They don't operate that route for the o&...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 748
Views: 66605

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

For now... I was having a great Nelson HA HA day until I read THAT. If you know something......speak up ! :psst: JetBlue publicly said more daylight transcons (which are not included this time around) I also think SRQ is important to the BOS market (it sure doesnt do great out of NY if the upguagin...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub
Replies: 84
Views: 14350

Re: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub

Interestingly, Eagle is launching 6x daily JFK-PHL flights, and presumably, this would allow for two-stop connection itineraries (e.g. Origin -> JFK -> PHL -> Europe): New York JFK – Philadelphia eff 03APR18 6x daily Envoy Air Embraer ERJ140 This is in addition to LGA-PHL frequencies on both mainli...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 11563

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

A question if I may. Passenger A has a bad animal fur allergy - travelling in close proximity in a confined space to say a cat would cause a bad reaction. Passenger B needs an emotional support cat and can't travel without. They both book seats on the same flight in the same class of travel. The al...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 11563

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

The part that really makes me angry is that there are people with valid emotional issues who fly with properly trained support animals. This sort of nonsense makes their life that much harder, since now they are lumped in with the jerks. Very true. We can't let these people limit the needs of peopl...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 8747

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

Also let's not forget most importantly: LAS is a very well served city and airport. There are already flights to almost everywhere. It's not really a great opportunity. I would say somewhere like AUS is much more attractive to a legacy. More business travel, much more consistent flows, and it doesn'...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16357

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

BA doesn't really offer anything to keep the masses. This will only get worse.

They nickel and dime you just like Norweigan. Norweigan offers nice new planes at fantastic prices. The legacies don't really have an answer other than forming their own LCC..........enter Level.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 776
Views: 54904

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Am I surprised at JetBlue going to seasonal..No, but after Frontier entering the market had some part in their planning. I hated flying jetblue during the winter months, always delayed or cancelled. If they cancelled, I had to drive to Boston. Their bread and butter is spring thru fall, and it was ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 776
Views: 54904

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

B6 delays at JFK and BOS are a problem. The network does need some adjustments. They need to space more time between turnarounds. Doubt BTV is at risk of losing JFK maybe less frequency. BTV was a very early if not original B6 market. They have done really well there. JFK offers options to all Flori...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 8747

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

Southwest very much uses LAS for connections on the lower travel days. They connect alot of people thru LAS. It works out really well for them to funnel people thru when they would be flying emptier planes on less busy days. If they didn't connect so much they would need a schedule much more like Al...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 8747

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

The legacy hubs are firmly in place at this point thru so much trial and error. I don't see any looking for a drastic change Delta has a small focus city to a few cities they see opportunity like SNA. Can't see anything more than that from a legacy. Southwest basically has a hub in LAS. They use it ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19
Replies: 33
Views: 6610

Re: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19

The whole concept of Joon doesn't make sense to me. It's literally an airline for millennial's? It's no wonder AF is bankrupt... That is just their PR and spin on. They just want to sound positive and need a reason to make a spin off airline. This is all about cost savings. It's a ULCC with lower o...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19
Replies: 33
Views: 6610

Re: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19

Air Canada Rogue for Air Canada
Is.........
Joon for Air France

Wonder if we will see more airlines follow suit. I bet we will.

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